Theresa Slocum

LCSW

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 , Co-morbidity , 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

NY LCSW 088307


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Theresa Slocum. 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 C.H. on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by B.O. on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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!!!!

Written by R.O. on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by J.U. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

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 !

Written by R.O. on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Theresa is the best!

Written by J.E. on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She really takes her time and listens to you and tries her very best to help. I am grateful

Written by S.I. on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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

Written by M.A. on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression

She is understanding and very helpful. would recommend.

Written by C.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by S.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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

Written by M.E. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd

Looking forward to more time

Written by G.A. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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.

Written by D.A. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by S.A. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, and addictions

She is wonderful and experienced in her field.

Written by S.T. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.N. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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

Written by L.O. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by S.A. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by P.I. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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

Written by R.E. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Really lovely therapist

Written by P.R. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.S. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Theresa was wonderful to talk to and very helpful when I needed it most.

Written by M.I. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues

Shes great, i feel less alone and more alive

Written by D.Y. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.V. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.R. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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.

Work with me!