Hello, my name is Theresia, but you can call me Tee! I understand that right now you may be feeling lost, frustrated, angry, hurt, and depressed; believe it or not...I’ve been there! I understand what it’s like to feel hopeless, scared, worried, alone, and overwhelmed. Right now you may not even know what you feel. I know you have many questions and yet so few answers to what is happening in your life right now. This is where I come in. I am here to listen to you tell your story and help you figure out how to move forward in your life, more importantly, I am here to give you support and understanding so you do not have to do this alone.
I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. As a clinical mental health professional, I provide psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families through the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention, mindfulness, and consultation. I focus on areas of depression, overthinking, trauma, low self-esteem, and anxiety. I help you understand why you feel the way you feel right now and pragmatic ways to change it. I am here to help you with whatever it is you are going through. I know you are completely over it by now!
I am also a Ph.D. candidate with five years’ experience in evidence-based research and advanced studies in individual family systems, couples, families, and adolescents. I have a pragmatic understanding of clinical interventions and treatments, and I can apply these strategies in real-life experiences.
As a clinician, I go beyond the "textbook" version of counseling. By this, I mean I understand the importance of engaging with you, being relatable and realistic to your needs, and just supporting you. My favored therapeutic modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT), and Family Systems Therapy (FST). These are just a few of the many modalities I have been trained in which allows me to use an eclectic approach to therapy. Therefore your counseling experience will be genuine and based on your individual needs. I am down to earth, and I make myself available to provide relevant feedback and support when needed. I am here to listen to you and support you as you face the current conflict or crisis in your life. Whether it is a search for meaning, help to manage depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, or traumatic memories, I am here to support you and help you find stability and peace of mind.
What makes me different?
I will engage with you throughout the week so we are not just meeting once a week, but talking, interacting, and working on the problems that led you here. This is a judgment-free zone that will give you the freedom to be yourself and discuss what is happening in your life. My goal is to build you up to the point of resiliency so that you can advocate for yourself. You may leave me a message at any time, and I will respond to you as quickly as I can with relevant feedback on your conflict. The process will not be easy, but it is possible. I make it my business to understand your experience and offer realistic feedback and interventions to help you. I see each client as unique, and therefore my strategies are genuine to your specific need. I am here waiting to help you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, 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), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
FL LMHC MH16018
Theresia is intuitive, insightful and has a way of seeing the heart of the matter, then provides worksheets and how-to steps that are effective 10/10 highly recommend!! .
Written on Nov 11, 2023 after therapy with Theresia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
My therapist is extremely awesome. We bonded and had a lot in common. She listens to me and is always prepared with things to help me with
Written on Oct 29, 2023 after therapy with Theresia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Tee has been a vital character in my growth & development these past two years. She has guided me through the ups and downs of my life and I appreciate her service as my therapist. I look forward to my sessions with her as she creates a safe space that allows me to hash things out while providing me constructive feedback on how to approach situations. If you’re in search of an amazing black female therapist she is the ONE!
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Theresia for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Tee has been absolutely amazing. She has helped me navigate through so many things and so many emotions. I highly recommend her!
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Theresia for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She is amazing! She listens and gives you the tools you need to make positive steps in your life.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Theresia for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, career difficulties, and coaching
Theresa is very helpful and even sends me responses to my journal entries with additional ideas. She knows her stuff but also allows me to process out loud . I’m very grateful for her.
Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with Theresia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes