My name is Teresa and I am a licensed professional counselor end a certified rehabilitation counselor in Michigan with over 16 years of experience. I have worked with young adults, families, and older adults with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, disability-related barriers, hearing loss, and other societal, vocational, and environmental stressors. These issues often impact us on a daily basis and may, at times, feel debilitating. Asking for help is not always easy, however, we are all interdependent and need support sometimes.
I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. I approach counseling with a holistic integrative mindset that addresses the entire person - body, mind, and spirit. Healing is a journey and I will offer support by establishing and maintaining an open, honest, supportive relationship with clients. I utilize a solution-focused, strength-based approach to address your unique needs. My counseling style is compassionate, person-centered, patient, and empathic. I am committed to creating a supportive environment based on collaboration, action-oriented interventions, and honest feedback. Active listening is the key to a successful counselor/client relationship.
You will be treated with respect and unconditional positive regard while working with me. My eclectic approach and your plan for success will focus on your individualized strengths, resources, interests, needs, priorities, and improving your quality of life. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment, develop a compassionate relationship, and increase your resiliency.
I look forward to meeting with you and working with you to achieve your goals.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401009621
I have just recently joined Better Help but I already notice an improvement in myself since speaking with Teresa. Very great experience thus far.
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I feel heard and validated!
Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Teresa has been so good since day one. She has been patient and listens. She is good at picking up what I like and in this way is able to suggest suitable resources like books and people to look into. She has really helped me calm down my mind which was on overdrive and in turn this has me feeling less anxious now.
Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties