I am a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin that is also trained and licensed in art therapy. I have extensive experience working with youth ranging in age from four to 18. I have worked with women and their children in addictions recovery and am very interested in working with veterans because of my own journey through PTSD. I am an LGBTQIA+ ally and identify as non-binary myself. I consider myself to be culturally competent, and will work to understand the perspective of the person I support first and foremost.
My therapy style is welcoming and non-judgmental. I feel that my journey in life through trauma is why my heart genuinely cares to know others in theirs. I am honored to support anyone who feels they can trust me enough to share what has happened in order for us to make sense of why undesired behaviors and thoughts are present in their current struggle. I believe in putting the person first and will be an ally on their journey of healing, while continuing to motivate and encourage the person I support, even when it feels impossible. I believe compassion and relationship building is key for success. I honor diagnosis but believe a person is more than a label they were given. My approach is focused on a bottom-up approach that involves using the body, breath-work, and image making to promote neural connections for new habits. I work with the person I support to determine a treatment plan to meet their goals.
My life work is rooted in understanding the effects trauma has on the mind, body and spirit. I use current research in these areas of understanding to work towards healing through emotional regulation in order to understand self to be able to create new narratives and patterns that promote a desired post-traumatic growth lifestyle. I have worked with with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addictions, self-worth, death/grief, relationship issues, abuse, parent/child challenges and more.
The journey is often not easy, but with support and small steps, I believe it is definitely doable.
I look forward supporting you on your journey towards wellness.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 7754-125
Teresa has been such an amazing therapist, I have had such wonderful growth due to her.
She has helped me so much this year, I am constantly grateful to her for all the work she has done with me and the work she has given me so I can work by myself to grow and be better.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd