Teresa is a highly skilled and compassionate mental health therapist who specializes in using Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Compassionate Inquiry Therapy (CIT) to support clients in their healing journeys. With a strong belief in the power of a holistic approach, she integrates various therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive and personalized care.
Education and Credentials:
- Masters in Mental Health from an accredited institution and Licensed in the State of Utah
- Clinical Mental Health Counselor
- Trained in Internal Family Systems
- Trained in Compassionate Inquiry Therapy
With over 15 years of experience, Teresa has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, Child and Family Services, Adult Protective Services, domestic violence shelters and youth centers. Her extensive background has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of diverse client populations and their unique needs.
Approach and Expertise:
Teresa’s therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that each individual possesses an innate capacity for healing and growth. Through Internal Family Systems, she helps clients explore their internal landscape, understanding and harmonizing the different parts of themselves. This non-pathologizing approach empowers clients to cultivate self-compassion, access their inner wisdom, and create lasting change.
Compassionate Inquiry Therapy is another key modality in Teresa's practice. By gently guiding clients to explore their core beliefs, traumas, and emotional patterns, she fosters deep self-awareness and insight. This method allows clients to uncover the root causes of their struggles and develop a compassionate understanding of themselves.
Recognizing that mental health is influenced by various factors, Teresa embraces a holistic approach to therapy. She considers the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, and incorporates mindfulness techniques, somatic awareness, and other complementary practices to support her clients' overall well-being.
Areas of Expertise:
- Anxiety and stress management
- Depression and mood disorders
- Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Self-esteem and self-worth
- Relationship and family issues
- Life transitions and personal growth
Teresa is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive therapeutic space where vulnerability is honored, and healing can flourish. She believes in the power of collaboration and actively involves her clients in their treatment journey, empowering them to take ownership of their growth and transformation.
By merging evidence-based practices, such as Internal Family Systems and Compassionate Inquiry Therapy, with a holistic perspective, Teresa provides her clients with a profound therapeutic experience that promotes healing, self-discovery, and lasting change.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
UT LCMHC 5169920-6004
I bring all sorts of questions to Teresa, not just for behavioral help but to get her feedback on how to respond to different situations. It's been very nice to have her to discuss all-things life!
Written on Dec 26, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Teresa is so very insightful, firm to ensure I work at the identified issues, but always respectful and kind. She clearly has my best interest in mind, and creatively provides method and ideas how to address challenges.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I never thought I’d like therapy or feel like I could open up to someone. I’ve only met with Teresa a few times but she is amazing. She is always kinda and there for me. She listens and doesn’t judge but helps.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Teresa helps me understand myself, helps me practice self compassion, and maintains a holistic view in self healing a person. I didn't know that therapy would be this helpful for my emotions, she is a very good listener and doesn't neglect any problems that someone might be facing.
Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Teresa has helped me so much in just 2 sessions. I look forward to meeting with her again so I can continue to better myself!
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Doesnt believe in therapy to fix people, but rather therapy to give the skills needed to fix themselves.
Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties