Dr Tess Crawley

Founding Director, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist

Dr Tess Crawley is an Australian clinical and forensic psychologist. She was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and is the proud descendent of convicts and farming free settlers. Her family also has a long history of business in Launceston. After living in various locations around Australia, Tess returned to study psychology at the University of Tasmania, where she completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and was a lecturer for a time.

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 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 a small number of perinatal clients, Tess has a strong interest in supporting other psychologists as they embark upon leadership or supervisory roles. Tess offers a range of mentoring programs for mental health professionals aimed at enhancing their leadership confidence.

In addition to blog posts on PsychCentral, you’ll see Tess regularly speaking on her Facebook pages and her YouTube channel. You may also occasionally hear her speaking on ABC Radio. Her mission is to provide as many free resources to the community as she can, so her videos and blog posts 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.

In her spare time, Tess loves to travel with her family and secretly aspires to indulge her passion for photography and writing. She is also a strong supporter of the arts, with artworks by a number of Tasmanian artists hanging from the walls of her clinics in Hobart and Launceston.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

Dr Tess Crawley is a fully registered clinical and forensic psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology. She is a Fellow 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)
  • Fellow, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Fellow, APS College of Forensic Psychologists


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