I earned my bachelor’s in Social work from the University of Montana in 1996. Since that time, in 2003, I earned my Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW.
I have over 20 years of experience working with patients of all ages. I have clinical experience with outpatient, intensive outpatient and psychological inpatient. I believe in a person-centered counseling approach where my clients can feel a sense of respect and autonomy. I also have experience as a medical social worker that enhances my ability to work with comorbid diseases. l am well versed with cognitive behavioral therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for clients suffering from anxiety, panic, PTSD, or trauma. In addition, I utilize motivational interviewing skills, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and I have experience working with addictions. Furthermore, with addictions comes co-occurring disorders and I have had the privilege of working with that population for years. Your goals are what are important to me and will be the foundation of our therapeutic journey. I understand that it can be difficult to ask for help and I recognize the courage that it takes. No matter what struggle you are facing, I hope it is one that we can work on together!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-614
Teresa has been one of the best therapists. She has been helping me build confidence. And she is very easy to talk to doesn’t make you feel uneasy in any way. 1000000% recommend
Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Teresa Lewis helps me cope with PTSD and servere anxiety. She listens to my struggles and provide useful tools to get through my daily hardship. She puts my feelings and thoughts into words- explains what they are and validates me. I can't do it without her.
Written on Feb 12, 2024 after therapy with Teresa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Teresa has been a godsend, I started with her before my divorce, but she has been the beacon I needed to help me find my way through these turbulent waters. I look forward to each session more than anything in my life these days. Her reflection and questions are so driving. I’m excited every time I have an appointment scheduled.
Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Teresa for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues
I am very satisfied with my therapist and would recommend her and her knowledge with anyone who is suffering with trauma or ACE, adverse childhood experience memories that have emerged in your later years.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
I absolutely love Teresa! She is kind, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. I trust her completely and look forward to continuing my sessions with her in the future
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Teresa has been absolutely amazing in helping me find my voice in sensitive situations. I am generally a vocal person in my day to day life but when it starts to involve my family, I get a little nervous about being as outspoken as I naturally am due to my own inner issues that I’m working through. Teresa has been the perfect therapist to help me feel empowered in my actions and decisions to work towards a healthier baseline me.
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching