I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas by way of Seattle Washington. I have over 10 years of experience of Christian ministry, fighting injustice and advocating for underserved populations. With over 7 years working specifically with the mental health population and over five years of experience working specifically with special populations such as homeless teens, runaways, LGBTQ and foster youth. I have experience dealing with a wide range of concerns, to include but not limited to, anxiety, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anger management, self care, domestic violence, substance abuse and use disorder, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders and grief counseling. I have counseled and ministered to families, adolescents, young adults, adults as well as geriatrics.
I utilize scripture as well as biblical stories as guidance and for reference in therapy. The foundation for our therapy is built on biblical principals and standards. view a person in their environment which allows me to take a holistic approach to their treatment planning. I believe in taking a client-centered strength-based approach to building rapport and developing a therapeutic alliance with my clients. All efforts and work will be done collaboratively with my client; we are a team; I work only as hard as you do. I meet my clients where they are at in their journey and allow them to drive the boat as fast or slow as they need to go; It is my job to provide light and guidance while my client steers. I stay on top of the most current research and information so that I am able to provide the best evidenced based practice as possible. It is my goal and duty to do no harm and to ensure that I am providing the absolute best service that I possibly can to my clients.
In short, I am honored that you have allowed me to join you on this journey and furthermore, I am excited that you have decided to take this very important first step towards a better you, as well as hopeful for where it shall lead you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Career difficulties
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #61810 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
Teresa understands my needs and is very supportive in my goals. She is attentive and is flexible to me needs and wants. I would recommend her!