Dr Tess Crawley

Founding Director, Principal Psychologist

Tess was born in Launceston and is the proud descendent of convicts and farming free settlers in the region. Her family also has a long history of business in Launceston. After living in various mainland locations, Tess returned to study psychology at the University of Tasmania. After several psychologist roles, including working in the prison system, Tess established Dr Tess Crawley & Associates in Hobart in 2009. She has built the practice over the past few years to include a second office in Launceston, as well as rural outreach programs including along the entire East Coast of Tasmania. She is the Director and Principal of Dr Tess Crawley & Associates, Hobart Perinatal Psychology, and Rural Psychology Tasmania. As you can imagine, that makes her one busy working mum! In addition to seeing perinatal clients, Tess has a passion for mentoring new psychologists. She also has a strong interest in supporting executives as they juggle the balance between leadership and new parenthood. You’ll see Tess regularly speaking on our Facebook pages and our YouTube channel. Her mission is to provide as many free resources to the community as she can, so her videos offer tips and strategies that might be helpful to you. And not that you’d ever guess, but before becoming a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Tess was an actress and worked in the music industry. She loves to travel with her family and secretly aspires to indulge her passion for photography and writing. She also is a strong supporter of the Tasmanian Arts, with artworks by a number of Tasmanian artists hanging from our walls.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

Dr Tess Crawley is a fully registered psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology. She is a member of both the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and the APS College of Forensic Psychologists, and is an AHPRA-endorsed psychology supervisor.

  • PhD (Clin.Psych.)
  • Fully Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia (PBA; AHPRA)
  • Endorsed Clinical Psychologist, PBA
  • Endorsed Forensic Psychologist, PBA
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member, APS College of Forensic Psychologists


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