Teresa McCarthy

(M.Ed., LPC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC012948 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by D.I. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Teresa has been really supportive and has introduced to meditation and I’m really looking forward to learning more throughout the rest of my counseling