Hello. I am Theresa “Terri” Yu, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oklahoma and Colorado. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a member of CSI Counseling Honor Society. I received my Bachelor’s in Applied Ministries: Foreign Missions Emphasis from Oklahoma Baptist University, my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Education and Supervision.
My counseling approach is to style therapy on what will work for you best and providing a safe, judgment free space. I use an eclectic approach to therapy and address your needs by using various traditional approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and Rapid Resolution Therapy. My therapeutic in style involves helping you to achieve insight and strategies and tools that you can use to begin to make immediate positive changes in your life. I will be there to help guide you, encourage you, and possibly even challenge you, to overcome obstacles to stand in your way.
My experience includes providing online telehealth, home-based & office-based counseling services with children, teens, and families with history of trauma/abuse/neglect, complex developmental trauma, special needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s, oppositional defiant disorder, and other behavioral problems/issues. I also work with adults, couples and families for a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship problems and coping with life changes. I have worked in several fields including as a social worker, foster/adoptive specialist for child protective services, Elem. School Special Education paraprofessional, pre-k teacher, and behavioral health rehabilitation/case manager.
I am a mother to 4 girls, ages 25, 23, 19, 14 & have guardianship of 1 boy age 17. I also host and place foreign exchange student in the community and love to learn about their different cultures. I am also an avid pet lover with 4 dogs and two cats. Two of my dogs are currently training to be therapy dogs.
I look forward to meeting with you and working together to develop a plan to helping you live your most authentic live. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to talk more. I understand that finding the right therapist can take time, so it’s OK to try this out and see if it’s a good fit for you. Overall I value honesty and want you to feel empowered to do what’s best for you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC 0015976
OK LPC LPC06957
I have been working with Theresa for just a couple of weeks and I’m already noticing improvements in my life. I have a lot of work to do, but I know with Theresa by my side I will be able to achieve my goals.
Written on Feb 08, 2024 after therapy with Theresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have only had a few sessions with Theresa. She has been great. Her advice and suggestions have helped me deal with the issues I am going through. I find her easy to talk with.
Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Always listens to all that I have to say, always on time for our appts. Whether I just need to vent or have a specific problem I am working on at our session, she is flexible and has learned ways to get me to listen to what she is saying :)
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Theresa has been a wonderful part of my solving how to handle ADHD issues in my life. She listens to me and is very good at helping me understand how ADHD affects others in my life.
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning adhd
I finally found my voice to speak about trauma, and learned that it doesn't have to hurt me. Theresa is so gentle in her approach and has incredible expertise!
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Theresa keeps it real and has a calm, compassionate approach which makes it easy to be vulnerable in conversations about tough topics
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues