I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living in the Bay Area in California. I have been licensed for 22 years and most of my work has been with working with high school students and their families. I am also a former social worker working with foster children and their foster families. I am also a school counselor at an Alternative Education School and have been working there for the past 16 years. My daily work consists of working with adolescents who have a variety of issues that have impacted their academic life. My students are working through many obstacles such as school phobia, stress and anxiety, depression, family, and substance abuse issues. Even though I work primarily with adolescents, I do work with their parents and assist them in navigating parenting a teen. All of us adults were once adolescents. We definitely try to learn from our past.
I strive to use a client-centered approach in working with individuals and I also like to include art and journaling as a way to explore issues. I offer a safe container for you to share and I am honored that you are open to working with me.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 36326
I absolutely love working with Terese Ghilarducci as my therapist. She's incredibly attentive, not just listening but actively engaging in our sessions with insightful comments and advice. Terese's ability to remember the details of my life and the issues we've discussed is remarkable, making each session feel personalized. Her warm and caring approach creates a safe space where I genuinely enjoy our sessions and feel supported. I highly recommend Terese to anyone needing professional mental support – she's fantastic.
Written on Sep 10, 2023 after therapy with Terese for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Terese is one of the most sincere, honest and level headed people i have met. I always feel encouraged to share and provided with great ideas for boundaries. She is so encouraging and warm hearted!
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Terese for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and anger management
Terese Ghilarducci is an amazing therapist. I feel that she has been such a benefit to my life. I have learned new coping skills and ways to help myself through issues. I loved my counseling experience and I have been able to work through much of my past issues with anxiety and traumatic relationship.
Written on Jul 13, 2023 after therapy with Terese for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Therese is amazing, insightful, loving and capable.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Terese for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Terese for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
This is my first time trying out therapy and it’s been a great experience!
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Terese for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd