About Me

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...
Sincerely,
Theresza


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12415 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Theresa Mago. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.I. on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 months

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.

Written by V.A. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I feel listened, i feel free, i feel like i can be me and feel ok about that. Thank you for this possibility!

Written by A.M. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great therapist, I just cannot afford the service.

Written by P.A. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by Y.V. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.E. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has helped me so much in such a short period of time. I’m so happy we have been working together

Written by W.E. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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!

Written by H.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is amazing and a great listener and understanding therapist! I would reccomend her to anyone!

Written by N.O. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Theresza is an amazing therapist I can tell her everything and anything and she’ll get back to me as quickly as possible

Written by L.I. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Still building the Relationship with my therapist

Written by A.L. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!

Written by C.I. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by C.H. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Theresa is a great listener.

Written by B.A. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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

Written by F.A. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mago is very helpful in every way with my mental, personal and emotional. i will strongly recommend her to my friends and family member.

Written by N.I. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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 :)

Written by R.E. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

A great experience, listened to me, was helping me be motivated and reminded me to not give up!

Written by C.H. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

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