Are you ready to ditch doubt, once and for all?

I’m Tess Brigham, MFT, BCC, and I’m here to help you rise up and live your biggest life.

Am I on the right path?

This question ruled my life in my 20s. Working for a talent manager in Hollywood, it looked like I had it all. I worked with actors and actresses, I lived the Hollywood lifestyle. All of my hard work in high school and college — from participating in the school plays to majoring in film — had paid off.

Except I was miserable.

Every day I hid in the bathroom and cried my eyes out, wondering if this was it. I could see my entire life laid out before me, and even though it had once been my dream, it felt suffocating.

So I left.

I fell into a full-blown quarter-life crisis.

I returned to my NorCal roots, moved back in with my mom, and started from scratch.

I felt like my entire identity had been torn away. I’d held onto my Hollywood dream for so long that I didn’t know who I was without it.

It felt like all of my friends had it figured out. They had great jobs, great relationship, great plans. They were happy.

Meanwhile, I was lost, back at square one.

In the midst of my meltdown, I received another shock. My college roommate passed away unexpectedly, rocking me to my core. How could someone so young, so vibrant, be gone? Just like that?

I began to question everything.

What did I want out of my life? What was I great at? How could I make a meaningful contribution?

After a lot of self-exploration I realized that my strength was in helping others. That’s the part of my Hollywood work I’d loved. And I wanted to go deeper — and bigger.

So I made a choice to enroll in Psych 101, and the rest is history.

On the other side of uncertainty was clarity.

I quickly realized I could help beyond therapy. It wasn’t just about coming to term with the past — it was about looking ahead.

Today, I provide coaching and life strategy to women in their 20s.

When you choose to work with me, we’ll create a playbook, take action, and make choices you feel confident in. (Psst — not a woman in your 20s? Head here to learn more about how I support 20-something men and their parents.)

I’m not here to slam you or make you question your choices. You’re a high-achiever, so I’m here to reflect that back to you and offer you tools and techniques that can powerfully shift your mindset and behaviors.

We’ll touch on your past, but focus on how to create fulfilling, exciting future where you can claim your achievements, silence your inner negative voices, and launch your big life.

When we partner together, I’ll empower you to take concrete, actionable steps to gain the confidence and clarity you need to show up for yourself and move through your 20s with confidence.

It’s time for a fresh perspective.

I can’t wait to support you.