Hello! My name is Theresa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, assertive community treatment, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and trauma informed care. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges from individual, group and family perspective.
I have resided in New York State throughout my life, but love to travel and experience other cultures. I received my undergraduate degree in Human and Community Services through Empire State College and my master's degree at University of Pittsburg.
My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.
I am excited to work with you and assist you in gaining the progress and change you want for your life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 088307
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I've worked with Theresa for a couple of months now and have nothing but wonderful things to say! She has always been kind, compassionate and quick to respond to my questions or concerns. She is an incredibly good listener and always provides alternative perspectives in a kind-hearted way. She has completely transformed my day-to-day life with new routines and ways of thinking. Could not be more grateful for Theresa!
Thereas listened, listened....did acknowledge my concerns and gave me excellent choices and directions. I have a plan to help me, which she gave me. It is working!!
Thank you Theresa!!!!
Theresa listens closely, asks helpful questions, reassures when appropriate, challenges when necessary, and always tries to provide practical advice. Talking to her feels like talking to a normal person (though of course one with specialized training). I feel lucky to have found her.
Since I have started to work with her, I immediately feel healed haha, but seriously, she helped me and still help me with problems that I didn't know how to solve. I am really grateful of her! Definitely recommend !
Theresa is the best!
She really takes her time and listens to you and tries her very best to help. I am grateful
Theresa is absolutely competent and confident therapist. She carefully listens and recognizes issues that I didn’t know needed to be addressed and talks me through the process in detail. I feel like she genuinely cares about my well-being and understands my problems. 10/10
She is understanding and very helpful. would recommend.
Theresa is wonderful. She helped me work through some of my issues causing anxiety with a big move, and gave me some actionable ways to think through and work with my anxiety.
Theresa is literally so good at her job, she always goes above and beyond. I have gone through 5 therapists in the past 2 years and honestly stopped going at all because I couldn’t find anyone who can really understand me or even took the time to. She doesn’t even know this but I refer to her as literally Mother Theresa because she holds so much comforting, healing power. Whether it’s her down to earth charisma, or her completely well thought out logical advice, she literally is the sole reason I’m now able to sleep through the night. I tell her my problems that she helps converse me through but also in the midst of that pointing out key observations that are contributing to my overall mental health, and how I can fix that. I can’t thank Theresa enough she is the best therapist I’ve ever had and I plan on keeping it that way!! Thank you Theresa <3
Theresa is direct and compassionate. Her skills and clinical knowledge are exactly what I need, she understands on a deep level and is amazing at helping me see what I can work on and giving me effective tools to reflect and grow.
Looking forward to more time
Theresa completely understands my problems and has given me several ways to solve things. She does not pressure me or stress me out in any way.
Theresa is amazing. She listens and gives guidance, insight and advice for everything I talk to her about. She’s knowledgeable but also quick witted, funny and relatable. I leave my sessions with a smile on my face.
She is wonderful and experienced in her field.
I have worked with Theresa for quite some time and the advice, techniques and tools she has provided me with have been absolutely indispensable to myself. I have found Theresa both attentive and incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of the things we’ve discussed and worked on and feel the help given was second to non. I will and have already advocated both Theresa and better help to my friends and colleagues whenever the conversation has turned to therapy and the benefits of it.
I cannot thank Theresa and better help enough for the help and tools provided to myself for both the initial services I felt/thought I needed but also for the ability to further divulge into myself and help provide answers and tools to help me work through and guide me to what I was seeking and what I needed to work through to get to where I am today.
Theresa is compassionate, knowledgeable and truly loves what she does. She sends daily reflection notes that are so helpful in opening up self awareness in between sessions. She is gifted in what she does and I’m so appreciative to have her as my therapist
My parents originally wanted me to use Betterhelp.com. I was not excited about this however I agreed. Now, I am able to start seeing the benefits of therapy.
Theresa is a talented proffessional, offering practical ways to look at how past trauma and day to day stressors can be approached. I can't recommend her enough.
Theresa is very knowledgeable in her field of work and is able to help you identify better ways to manage your problems. No judgement just pure interest in helping you move forward on your journey to a better you. Better help Better you
Really lovely therapist
Theresa doesn’t just tell you to use certain tools to help fight depression, anxiety, conflict, etc. She helps you identify them and explains how to use them effectively.
Theresa was wonderful to talk to and very helpful when I needed it most.
Shes great, i feel less alone and more alive
Theresa is very understanding and listens to everything before offer her objective point of view. Her suggestions are never pushy and give an outside perspective on things that can feel cloudy or confusing from a subjective standpoint point. She works with goals in mind so that the sessions and plans we make have tangible outcomes.
I have only seen Theresa for a couple of sessions and so far she has been very helpful. She is professional yet welcoming. This is my first experience with Therapy and I would recommend her.
I really enjoy her
Theresa is a wonderful therapist, and I genuinely feel better during our sessions and after. She really listens and understands. I highly recommend her.
Theresa has been one of the best persons that I could cross with at this complicated period of my life. She has been extremely supportive, a good listener and excellent adviser.
Theresa is great! She really opens my mind to new thinking!
Teresa Slocum has been very helpful in helping me understand how to set boundaries and expectations.
Theresa is a great listener and gives good insight. She has made me think of things in a while new light and makes me feel comfortable sharing. I would highly recommend her for someone who has never had therapy before. She has been great so far at guiding me through this.
Theresa has been amazing. I have made so much progress with her in such a short amount of time and I can’t thank her enough for her help. She really listens to me and gives me great advice for bettering my situation, which really works when I put it into practice. Grateful for having her in the hardest period I’ve faced, thanks so much Theresa!
Theresa is a great counselor! She is a good listener, is kind and non-judgmental, and is very helpful and insightful in offering advice and assistance.
Theresa is very sincere, warm-hearted and friendly. She is very helpful and encouraging. So far each sessions I found her genuinely engaging and helps me to feel better and responds to my concerns.
Theresa Slocum is a good listener and she has helped me get over issues and feelings that I thought were the size of mountains. I have a very black and white approach to life and Theresa picked this up quickly and managed my thought process and understanding of living vs existing. She is extremely approachable and thoughtful.
Theresa has helped me get to the route of my issues, her compassion makes it’s a safe space for me to do this. I’m really grateful for her help
Extremely grateful for Theresa and her help. She knows just how to help you help yourself.
She’s really good at this.. it’s like she understands exactly what you are talking about. An amazing therapist! Thank God I decided to do this last minute. No regrets.
I think Theresa is an excellent counselor. She really attempts to understand me and offer perspective without it feeling removed or judgey. Theresa is great and I’m grateful to have her as my counselor.
She listens very well to your thoughts and asks important questions to help you dig deeper into your problems. She’s also very understanding and respectful. A wonderful councillor.
I have had several therapist in my lifetime but I have yet to find one as skilled as Theresa. She is a highly skilled therapist with a wide range of expertise. Within a short about of time, she was able to get to the root of my issues and I have found myself making progress quickly.
She is very understanding and very helpful. After 5 sessions I have started to feel much better about myself.
Calm, understanding & level headed.