Tessa Passarelli, MS, TLLP



I have a profound commitment to holistic healing and mental wellness. With a rich tapestry of experience and expertise, I bring a comprehensive approach to therapy that integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.

My therapeutic philosophy centers on creating a safe and empathetic space where clients can explore their inner worlds without judgment. Through active listening and genuine empathy, I strive to understand each individual’s unique perspective, unraveling the intricate thought patterns and behaviors that may be impeding their growth and happiness.

I have experience in working with clients across the lifespan, from children and adolescents to adults. I am equipped to address a wide array of challenges including mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, divorce, self-esteem struggles, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and neuro-developmental disorders. In my work with children I recognize the importance of enhancing family communication and providing support to foster lasting change. With adults and teenagers I strive to provide them a sense of autonomy in their care so they can feel empowered to make informed decisions about their mental health and well-being, ultimately leading to greater self-awareness and personal growth.

Drawing upon my extensive experience in psychological testing, I integrate empirical insights into my therapeutic approach, ensuring evidence-based interventions tailored to each client’s specific needs. I am deeply committed to empowering clients with the tools and strategies necessary to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and self-compassion.

My Ideal Clients

I am passionate about helping individuals navigate developmental disabilities including ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.  I aim to help clients learn to process the difficulties related to these disorders in a healthy, productive manner instead of teaching them to mask their discomfort for others’ benefit. 

Brittany Rutland

Tel: 248-215-2669
Hours: By Appointment Only
Rate: $170 per session
Insurance: BCBS