Teresa Robertson

(MA, LMHC, LCPC)

About Me

I am licensed in the state of Florida and Illinois as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC. I have been in private practice since 2014, first in Illinois and currently in Florida. Prior to private practice, I worked in community mental health/social service settings for over 18 years providing a variety of counseling services to a diverse population.

I earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1999 and recently completed additional graduate level courses in human sexuality, grief/loss, and trauma counseling. During that time, I extensively studied and researched these areas which provided me with additional skills and knowledge on trauma-informed treatment. I completed training for EMDR, Clinical Trauma Professional, Psychological First Aid, and FEMA – community preparedness.
I have worked with clients struggling with a variety of mood and behavior challenges including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma and other stress related issues. In addition, assisted clients with concerns related to parenting, divorce, grief/loss, self-esteem, relationship problems, social/peer issues, bullying, changes/transitions, women’s issues, and work/school/family related stress.

My treatment approach is from an integrative perspective, a view of helping people that is not restricted to one approach. I draw from a variety of approaches and treatments techniques including but not limited to, psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, as well as an understanding of how our brains respond to stress and trauma. I work to integrate those therapeutic techniques that are most useful with a client’s unique characters, preferences, and individual needs, as well as adjusting them to one’s social/cultural context. I will work collaboratively with you and encourage your input throughout this process.

I am committed to provide quality care where integrity and trust are top priorities. My mission is to help one gain insight, self-acceptance, and fulfillment, as well as the skills needed to thrive and succeed in life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 16748 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LCPC #180.004398 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Teresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management

I find her ability to listen and provide directional feedback very helpful.

Written by A.N. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I really feel a connection with Teresa. She takes me for who I am and has given me some extremely valuable tools to get through what I’m going through in a healthy way. I greatly value her and trust what she has to say as a counselor, sounding board, and a guide.

Written by K.I. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s so kind and understanding. Great wisdom too and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot more from her. Incredibly professional and quite an asset to this program.