Greetings and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, dually licensed in the states of Pennsylvania and Texas…currently residing in Pennsylvania. I have two grown daughters, and love nature and animals…especially dogs. My experience in the field of Mental Health is varied, and includes work in foster care and adoption, domestic violence, and community mental health. In the past 20 years, I have worked in many settings including; mobile therapist, school-based therapist, home-based therapist, and a county psychiatric hospital setting. Collectively, these work experiences have resulted in my ability to help people who are dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, bipolar, dual diagnosis, addiction, codependency, complex trauma, PTSD, attachment issues, family of origin issues, shame, poor self-esteem, gender identity, and self-defeating patterns. I have a special interest in women’s empowerment, helping those abused as children, and those suffering from chronic illness and pain.
My clients say that they like therapy services with me, because I am calm, non-judgmental, open, warm, and caring. They report that they feel safe in sessions with me. This is a very important goal I have for my clients. When they feel safe within the therapeutic container of our alliance, there is more trust, and more can be accomplished. I am patient, attentive, and client-centered in my approach. You are the leader, and I am accompanying you on your journey. We will go at the pace that is comfortable for you.
I use a mosaic of modalities, depending on the situation and client's needs. This mosaic includes parts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Inner Child Work, Trauma Focused, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt, Existentialism, and Mindfulness. My therapeutic modalities are always client-centered.
I look forward to the privilege of working with you on your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC012948
Teresa consistently gives me feedback and ideas on how to address issues.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I’ve been working with Teresa for about a year and half now. She’s the first therapist that’s truly helped me to open up about my struggles and supported me fully, without judgement as I heal my past traumas. She’s given me so many coping strategies to choose from and it’s made all the difference in my life.
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
I've had the pleasure of having Teresa as a therapist a couple of times. I'm not good with therapy at and the few experiences I've had weren't great. But every time I've had a talk with her, it feels like she made so much use of the time we had and the little I told her. It always felt like she listened, like she was actually in it for me. It's why I always try again.
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 1 year and 1 month
She’s amazing very receptive and is always interested in helping me discover techniques to handle my issues.
Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
So far it’s been amazing! I value my therapist greatly
Written on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Hands down one of the best therapists I have seen. Kind, patient and understanding she comes into a situation without judgement and does a wonderful job making you feel at home with her. She is really good and helping calm me down when I need it.
Written on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Teresa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief