Teresa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in working with women who have experienced betrayal in intimate relationships. She utilizes individual and group sessions to help women heal from relational hurts. Her practice offices are located in beautiful downtown Seattle & Tacoma, Washington.
Teresa has nearly twenty years of experience as a therapist. Among her areas of expertise are assisting clients to develop better relationships now, healing from childhood neglect and abuse, and recovering from addictive behaviors. She also provides Coaching for those who want to enhance their Lives and have a deeper more meaningful and fulfilling Life.
In addition, Teresa has presented at State and National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Expressive Art Therapy, Parenting, Anger Management, Domestic Partner Violence, Life Hurts God Heals for teens, Lay Counselor Trainings, Life Purpose Coaching, Redeeming Hearts Conference, and many others.
She has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2001. She earned a Masters Of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1999 from Eastern Washington University. Additional Training includes, 2 years Post Graduate Work in Expressive Art Therapy. She holds certifications as a Child Mental Health Specialist, and Mental Health Professional in the state of Washington. She is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist through training with Dr. Patrick Carnes www.iitap.com. Teresa is certified as a EMDR Therapist to help clients process past hurts and trauma by assisting clients to develop new neural networks which provides a way to heal previous trauma.
Teresa has successful experience working with people who have suffered with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, abuse & neglect, relationship issues, work place conflict, grief, medical diagnosis adjustment, ADHD, and sexual addictions. She has extensive experience working with people who want to develop more satisfying relationships.
Teresa’s therapeutic approach is to provide safety, support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
MS Eastern Washington University, 1999
Licenses & Certifications
Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor LH0004733
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, CSAT
Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist, CMAT
Certified EMDR therapist specializing in Attachment Focused Healing
Expressive Art Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing EMDR
Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing AF-EMDR
CSAT, CMAT TRAININGS WWW.IITAP.COM
Professional Activities & Memberships
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association EMDRIA
Life Purpose Coaching Centers International LPCCI
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals IITAP
American Counseling Association ACA