Theresa Slocum

(Trauma, Informed, Care, EMDR, LCSW)
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About Me

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.




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #088307 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

Theresa has been very kind professional and helpful in helping me work through past trauma and family issues

Written by J.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really enjoy her

Written by K.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Theresa is a wonderful therapist, and I genuinely feel better during our sessions and after. She really listens and understands. I highly recommend her.

Written by V.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by K.S. on Aug 04, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

So far she is very understanding and helpful in putting things that have happened in my life in perspective, and validating my experiences. Very friendly and dedicated to her job, as well as experienced.

Written by K.R. on Jul 17, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Theresa is great! She really opens my mind to new thinking!

Written by M.A. on Jul 15, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Teresa Slocum has been very helpful in helping me understand how to set boundaries and expectations.

Written by A.S. on Jul 06, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by R.A. on Jul 03, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by M.I. on Jun 08, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.Y. on May 16, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by N.A. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month

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.

Written by L.A. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

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

Written by T.A. on Jan 02, 2021 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Extremely grateful for Theresa and her help. She knows just how to help you help yourself.

Written by G.B. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.A. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with Theresa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by Y.A. on Dec 20, 2020 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder

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.

Written by D.A. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is very understanding and very helpful. After 5 sessions I have started to feel much better about myself.

Written by T.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Calm, understanding & level headed.