Theresa Gibson

(LMSW, SSW)

About Me

I am an empathic therapist with many years of experience working with children, families, and individuals struggling with issues of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit, Autism Spectrum, among others. I strive to be both compassionate and empathic while helping the client along their journey of healing. I am able to use a variety of clinical approaches which the client can select according to their own comfort level from medical model to solution focused, to spiritual or Christian counseling, to holistic and energy work, along with traditional models of Cognitive Behavioral Methods and Narrative Therapies. I can adapt and modify any or all of these modalities according to the best response and comfort level of the client. I rely on quick thinking and a sense of humor and engage clients with genuine concern for their well-being.

I received my MSW education from Grand Valley State University and my degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor College. I have obtained additional certifications as a trauma specialist, a Reiki practitioner, an Advanced Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist, and I am certified to lead seminars in Intensive Personal Life Transformation.

I look forward to working with you as you travel your journey.


Specialties

  • Family
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship, Grief, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801081687 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Jul 17, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 6 months on issues concerning family

I was very hesitant about an internet-based therapist. But Ms. Gibson is an excellent counselor. I trust her completely, she has always put me at ease in talking about my true feelings. I’m very thankful to have someone who I feel is truly a neutral party to talk to, and bounce ideas off of.

Written by K.A. on Jul 09, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Theresa has been extremely supportive in helping me deal with my issues. Her feedback has been spot on and positive. It was more like talking to a best friend than to a counselor.

Written by K.I. on Jun 24, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Theresa has helped me resolve problems by helping me to find solutions. There is a focus on making progress, and that's enabled me to move forward in my life. I would highly recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Theresa is absolutely wonderful. From the very first session I knew that God had sent me to her. She has been a godsend with helping with my anxiety. I was so far deep in my anxiety I couldn’t even leave the house. And thanks to her I’m out and about. She continues to help me with my daily struggles but I feel confident with her help I WILL get better.

Written by R.A. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I love working with Theresa, she’s funny warm and understanding. I really enjoy working with her.

Written by C.H. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 7 months

Theresa has been a guiding light for me in some dark times. I am so grateful for the time and effort on her part to help me through life. I am thankful and I am challenged to work on issues that have held me back. Thank you Theresa!

Written by D.E. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and anger

Thank you Theresa! You have been very patient with me especially with the huge time differences. Thanks for getting me through some rough periods in my life and helping me understand myself a little better. Your fellow Michiganer!!!

Written by D.E. on Apr 19, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Theresa listened and understood my issues and provided insight and advise that was immediately helpful and effective.

Written by J.A. on Mar 31, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Theresa is the real deal. Working with her has dramatically changed my life for the better. She's intelligent, compassionate and also fun :-)

Written by C.O. on Mar 28, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, and family

Thank you for your excellent guidance and counsel.

Written by C.H. on Mar 17, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Theresa has been wonderful. She provides appropriate support while giving me room to think about things from different perspectives. I am actively healing wounds I have had for many years. I would definitely recommend her to others. She makes you feel that she is on your side and that together we can work through anything.

Written by F.A. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have found Theresa to be very supportive. She assessed fairly early of how one particular time in my life could be the spring board effect on the rest of my life. I can be open with Theresa that I cannot be with any family or friend. I have confidence in her suggestions. She is a great support and I am so glad I was able to find your site and be connected with Theresa.

Written by S.A. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I love Theresa - she gives amazing advice and makes me feel so secure in all my endeavors. :)

Written by N.A. on Jan 18, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

I have talked to her for about a week and I am already starting to feel better. There is definitely progress. She remembers things about me and doesn't make me repeat myself. Feels like talking to a friend. Someone who can point me in the right direction.

Written by K.R. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and anger

Theresa is very attentive and offers articles to help me get a better perspective of everything. She tries to understand the whole story so she could get a better understanding of the situation.

Written by H.A. on Dec 29, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 months

Theresa has been an amazing source of support and advice. She has allowed me to understand what's going on in my life and re-frame negatives into positives allowing me to tackle life a great deal more productively than before. I'd wholeheartedly recommend her for any who are even on the fence interested.

Written by J.A. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Theresa is a wonderful person and she helped me to realize on how to overcome my past breakup and pointed out the better path through many confusions.

Written by B.A. on Nov 30, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger

Helped me in my hour of need. I see much clearer now.

Written by H.E. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I can highly recommend Theresa Gibson. She has been a grand help for me and my healing road! I am very grateful for her time and the wonderful work that she has done for me!

Written by D.A. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks

Theresa is wonderful! In just a few short weeks she has helped me to finally understand why I reacted to certain issues the way I did. I feel so much more relaxed and at piece than I have in many many years. I still have a long way to go, but this journey is one I'm extremely excited about taking.

Written by G.R. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

She has been very helpful and compassionate. Everything she said is good and reasonable advice.

Written by S.H. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Theresa really is fantastic! She's helped me look at a lot of my situations differently and find ways to cope through various suggested exercises. She is empathetic and I feel like she takes time to understand where I'm coming from. I'm grateful for her help.

Written by I.N. on Oct 06, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar

She is very helpful. She knows how to make me share my problem without any judgement. She analyze my stories and my opinion very well. She gave me the best answer that I've been looking for since years ago. And she give me many way out to handle my problems.

Written by C.O. on Oct 05, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, family, self esteem, and career

Very understanding and caring. Thank you!

Written by D.A. on Sep 08, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, career, and depression

Theresa is a genuine, caring counselor and individual, and I could not have received a better match. She goes above and beyond with every message, is incredibly thoughtful, and has a heart of pure gold. I know this may seem like an overly flowery review, but Theresa deserves it, and she has earned my trust time and time again. 11/10 for sure!!!

Written by P.A. on Jul 05, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 5 months

Teresa had really helped me, she gets to the root of things. She gives me direction, advice and support.

Written by J.A on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month

Good approach to everything! Theresa's advice was immediately helpful!

Written by R.I on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Theresa has been very helpful with my road to recovery! Still on that road but have made huge progress!

Written by S.A on Feb 01, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Theresa provided professional and caring support when I needed it the most. Having a reply every morning was a comfort and she asked well thought through, clear, non-judgemental questions and statements. I felt instantly relieved and started to regain hope knowing I had a professional helping me on my lowest days. Thank you for helping me.

Written by A.N on Jan 24, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

Very good counselor. She listens and gives good and advice and readings!

Written by L.I on Jan 20, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Theresa is kind and understanding and has been helpful in sorting through the complicated emotions I've been having. She makes them seem more tangible and easier to deal with than when they're simmering inside.

Written by A.U on Jan 07, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Theresa is a very caring and optimistic counselor. Despite my anger which I sometimes turn against her, she always keeps calm and tries to help me cool down. She has a lot of empathy and understanding, which I think is critical to being a great counselor.

Written by C.O on Jan 07, 2017 after counseling with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

This is great as you stay anonymous and can thus pour your heart out. The advice helped me a lot, and still I am asking for advice.

Written by S.U on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

Theresa has been very helpful to me. She gives me helpful resources, is honest and upfront with me, and is very insightful with her counsel.

Written by K.R on Jun 22, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and depression

Life overall has been better talking with Theresa Gibson. I am so thankful for BetterHelp and Theresa.

Written by A.N on Jun 07, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

I feel like Theresa Gibson asks the right questions to get me to deal with the things I need answers for, which is the only way for me to find my true path to overall health. I prefer being given tools to work my problems out, rather than to be told what to do without doing my own research.

Written by C.H on May 31, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

Theresa has given us a lot of good things to do and focus on. She's very knowledgeable and passionate about helping us through our problems.

Written by L.A on May 22, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and family

Theresa is honest and straight forward. She listened to my concerns and offered real solutions without wasting a lot of time. I really connected to her and found her to be extremely genuine and professional.

Written by D.A on Apr 20, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, career, and depression

Theresa is amazing. She has very good instincts and is able to connect well, and really takes the time to do a good and thorough job, while at the same time being able to quickly assess what's going on and offer helpful feedback and insights in a more immediate sense as well. I don't know what I'd do without her. She is a true blessing, and I cannot recommend her more highly.

Written by N.I on Apr 15, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

Theresa Gibson is amazing. She was there when I needed her the most and she gave me the perfect tools I needed.

Written by A.N on Mar 29, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and depression

Theresa has been brilliant. She has a good mix of understanding and humour and is very wise and patient and does not count the minutes. She is helping me to discover things about myself in a very positive way.

Written by J.I on Mar 28, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating, self esteem, and depression

I have been working with Theresa for a while now, and I find her to be the best help I've had in a very long time. She is easy to talk to, and we have developed a great rapport already.

Written by J.O on Mar 20, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and bipolar

Theresa has been incredibly helpful in helping me deal with a wife who is going through treatment for some mental health issues. I didn't really have anyone to talk to as I don't want to air our dirty laundry with friends and family so this format has been perfect for me. Theresa has been amazing.

Written by R.O on Mar 19, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and depression

Theresa was helpful in offering suggestions of things to try or do that I had not considered with a quick response time. I appreciate that she hung in there and kept trying different ideas with me even though I had several hurdles to work around. Thank you Theresa!

Written by E.J on Mar 15, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

Theresa has helped me realize a lot about myself that I had suppressed. She is kind, patient and observant. I have come on a long way since talking to Theresa and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of therapy.

Written by K.A on Mar 13, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Theresa has really helped me to get down to the bottom of the issues I've been facing for years. Rather than trying to rehash work I've already done, we dove deep from the first session.

Written by K.E on Mar 01, 2016 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and depression

I am extremely grateful for the support and help I received from Theresa Gibson.
Having her to talk to when I desperately needed it was incredible, she is amazing!