I have dedicated my career to assisting people reach their goals and lead a happier, healthier life. As a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois for the last 25 years, I've enjoyed working with diverse individuals with a wide spectrum of needs and concerns. Much of these concerns include issues with depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ+ challenges. I also help many people who have experienced trauma.
As a therapist, I recognize that many factors contribute to the level of care a person may need, therefore, I don't use a cookie cutter approach. I try to adapt my style to the individual. Sometimes a person is stuck in a certain stage of life or career or needs validation on the approach they are choosing. I work with that person on breaking open the barriers and providing support for their next step. My counseling style is person-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach includes motivational interviewing and is trauma informed, in addition to cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Addressing personal issues, transitions, and change can be stressful but you don't have to address them alone. I can assist you in moving confidently towards your goals so that you can experience a happier and more fulfilling life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #149008229 (Expires: 2023-11-30)
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Teresa is excellent at her job. She is truly knowledgeable on all the issues and concepts I came to BetterHelp for assistance with, and she always maintains a perfect balance between compassion and professionalism in all of our sessions. I’m deeply grateful to BetterHelp for referring my case to her.
Teresa has helped and supported me during a challenging year. Meeting with her weekly has made a huge difference in the quality of my life and relationships during this time, and her approach has cultivated healthy changes in my way of looking at and doing things. I look forward to talking with her, and am thankful to have found her through BetterHelp!
She is great!!!! And really listens!!!!
Teresa was a wonderful, supportive, helpful resource for me when I was struggling with having to make decisions regarding my elderly mother. I don’t know what I would have done without her help. Since then she has been there for me with her sound advice and thoughtful encouragement through my everyday ups and downs. She’s a gem.
Teresa is very caring and non-judgmental person. I value her advice and willingness to help me through very difficult matters. She is willing to find a time that works with my schedule even though they are not her normal working hours and I appreciate her extra effort always. She is timely with chat messages when meeting is not available. I highly recommend Teresa.
I've been seeing Teresa for a few months now, the first time I've seen a therapist since I was in college (which was many years ago!). She's helped me so much. A fantastic listener, able to distill her observations, and offer actionable tools to manage through what faces me. Therapy isn't easy, but I always feel good (or like I discovered something new about myself) after each session.
I don’t know what else to say other than Teresa is great. She’s professional, kind, gives very good advice, and listens deeply.
Teresa is a very compassionate and kind person. I felt comfortable immediately talking to her. She is very wise!
Teresa is able to talk with me very naturally and intentionally while being effective in communicating anything with me and guiding my thoughts. Teresa is motivational, confident and is a therapist I can feel confident and secure in going to to propel me to the mental space I want to go/be in.
Insightful, good listener.
My first session went great. Really excited to continue.