As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with 10 years of experience and almost 6 decades of life lessons, I have worked closely with all populations, including military. Prior to being in mental healthcare, I was in education and have worked with children, ages 3-18, with all exceptionalities. Prior to completing my bachelors degree in college, I was in the entertainment industry and worked as an entrepreneur for over 3 decades.
I work well with children and teenagers, men and women, individuals, couples and families. I have worked with many types of issues including but not limited to; difficulties with communication, anger, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation, psychosis, anxiety, addictions, grief, shame and forgiveness, rejection and abandonment, complex trauma and PTSD, assertiveness training and boundaries, relationships and sex (alternative lifestyles included), ADHD/ ADD and Spectrum disorders, parenting support and family enrichment, replacing irrational beliefs, fears / phobias, increasing Spiritual understanding and other faith-based struggles, self-love and total acceptance, minfulness, motivation, goal setting, increase self-trust, learn better coping skills and other Skills to manage life better and be free in the now here.
I want what you want and my purpose is to give you the results you seek and facilitate the changes you desires. My approach is warm, inviting, accepting, extremely open, interactive and direct. I practice a style that is Solution-Focused and Action oriented, or Psychodynamic and Gestalt, depending on your needs and wishes. I often use Rational and Emotive Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavioral and Acceptance Committment based therapies, Art, Play, Drama and strength-based Narrative therapies are also available, upon request. My approach is wholistic.
Let me work with you and yours in taking that next step in your life journey...
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , 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 , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LMHC #MH12415 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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Since using the BetterHelp app I have experienced exponential growth and healing. Theresa is experienced in traumas and has proven to be extremely effective in her methods. She understands my pain on every level and is able to support me through every stage of my growth. I am humbled by her strength and compassion. I would most certainly recommend everyone to try BetterHelp. I am able to access her via text when I need her the most, to me, this is pivotal; to know that your therapist can and WILL reach back out to you when you need it the most. I am grateful for this service.
I feel listened, i feel free, i feel like i can be me and feel ok about that. Thank you for this possibility!
Great therapist, I just cannot afford the service.
Theresa is AMAZING! I initially only planned on using better help for a month or two and then finding a therapist in my insurance network but I’ve loved working with her so much that it’s worth the cost of this app. She listens, offers advice, and challenges my beliefs without scaring me about the change.
I tried a lot of therapists on BetterHelp but only Theresa made me feel heard. She listens and relates to you like a friend. I also appreciate that she keeps checking in via messages once in a while if she hasn't heard from you. She also sends some articles, readings and worksheet, but will tell you that there's no pressure in accomplishing or reading all of them. To read them at your own pace. Most importantly, I never felt like I am just one of her clients or that she's too busy to reply or she's just taking to me cause it's her job (unlike some therapist here in betterhelp unfortunately). I feel that she's invested in my issues just as I am.
She has helped me so much in such a short period of time. I’m so happy we have been working together
Theresa offers great ideas and has helped me a lot! I only text with her because of lack of privacy, but think it would be better to talk with her “in person.” Thank you Theresa!
She is amazing and a great listener and understanding therapist! I would reccomend her to anyone!
Theresa is great! She listened and gives you plenty of tools. She helped me through a time of transition that would have been much more difficult without her.
Theresza is an amazing therapist I can tell her everything and anything and she’ll get back to me as quickly as possible
Still building the Relationship with my therapist
I have only just started working with Theresa, and I already feel very hopeful about her introduction and how she managing her therapy. She provided me with some tools right away to use even before our first session. Thank you Betterhelp for listening to my needs and matching me with someone who I think is a perfect fit! Looking forward to my first session and I'm sure more positive reviews will come!
Theresa was very helpful and provided lots of worksheets to help understand myself better. This is my first time doing therapy and I had a good impression of her. She’s great at listening and motivating.
Theresa is a great listener.
Theresa has been very easy to open up to. I just had my 2ns session with Theresa and feel very comfortable. She is offering great feedback and is a great listener
Mago is very helpful in every way with my mental, personal and emotional. i will strongly recommend her to my friends and family member.
Although I’ve only had a couple sessions with Theresza so far, I can tell she is a very down to earth person which makes it easy to connect with her. You can tell she has not only professional but also personal experience with some of the issues I deal with which makes me feel understood. She gives a lot of helpful tools and advice in coping with my issues. A great listener cannot be faked and she definitely is one. I don’t feel judged by her at all, and I can see therapy with her continuing to go well. She also checks in on me without me asking which I appreciate :)
A great experience, listened to me, was helping me be motivated and reminded me to not give up!
This was my first time seeing a therapist, I am glad I crossed paths with Theresa. I was nervous to be vulnerable, but Theresa made me feel safe and supported. Amongst all of the difficult subjects that were being processed, I appreciated the lighthearted wit that came along during our conversations. The sessions throughout this month was pleasantly wholistic and non judgmental. Theresa offers the tools needed to do self work while offering her own wisdom and insight. I would recommend her to any of my friends or family that needs validation and guidance within their life story. Much gratitude.