Hi, I am Theresa Presley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been practicing social work for 14 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient/outpatient mental health, domestic violence and private practice. I work with a variety of ages and various populations. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and the challenges of parenting. I work with a Strength-based theory using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I try to build a strong, trusting relationship with each client and help them understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings and actions. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring, warm, empathetic, nonjudgmental and a good listener. Life can sometimes be tough; sometimes, we have to ask for help. I understand that this is hard; but together we will focus on your strengths to get you through this difficult time and come out even stronger.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.022367
MO LCSW 2009020465
KS LSCSW LSCSW 4545
She is wonderful.
Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have been seeing Theresa for about a year and a half now. She has given me so many tools that have helped mu anxiety in that time. I’m so grateful for her. She has made my anxiety a lot more manageable for me.
Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I always feel heard by Theresa. She gives me time to think and share what’s important to me. She also asks great questions and follows up with tools and resources that have been invaluable. I feel in control of my own well being and supported in ways that I really need. Thank you!
Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I have struggled with anxiety and depression for 30 years. Been on various meds and countless attempts at therapy. I have never felt so confident in anyones ability to help me like I do with Theresa. She has many useful tools and I finally feel like there’s a game plan. This is no nonsense counseling at it’s best. Here’s to finding hope.
Written on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Theresa is very understanding and a great listener! She always gives me the best advice and puts my mind at ease. she’s very realistic about the hard parts of healing and that’s very helpful.
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
I have been giving life instructions and guidance through each session. This has helped me with my anxiety and communication with others.
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 6 months