My approach is compassionate and empowering, creating a strong therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe and understood. I will help you cultivate mindfulness, deep acceptance, and ownership which leads to more skillful action in communication, daily habits and relationships. My approach integrates neuroscience, trauma research, meditative practices and relational awareness for healing and happiness.
I utilize diagnostics as a tool but recognize its socially constructed limitations. I see my clients as the human beings they are, encourage expansive mindset around healthy self concept and assume a clients’ inherent wholeness.
Married and Committed Couples (LGBTQIA+ supportive)
Raising Toddlers, Teens and In-betweens: boundaries, guidance and connection
Human life involves struggle. But we often overlook the fact that 90% of stress is self created and self sustaining. We have patterns of thinking in the form of beliefs and limiting ideas that formed long ago in our youth, and that keep us stuck and suffering. Our bodies hold muscle memory of past pain and we find ourselves reacting habitually in self sabatoging ways with anxiety, anger or depression. We isolate, self soothe with substances, doubt ourselves, and project our frustration onto the ones we love. This is not unique to you... we share the same human condition.
Using a contemplative and mindfulness-based approach, you can learn to understand your own mind, skillfully manage your anxiety, lift your depression, and heal your grief. You can develop new insight and create new habits, all while embracing yourself as you are.
As committed couples, navigating a long term relationship means finding shared meaning and values while honoring individual growth and autonomy. Here we will assess communication patterns, expectations, intimacy and emotional connection to allow your relationship to grow stronger over the years. From small conflicts in daily life to major wounding events like infidelity, healing is possible. Learning to speak and relate with honesty and kindness and find compromise are trademarks of a healthy and happy relationship.
Although one member of the family may be struggling, the wisdom of family therapy allows us to look at the family as a whole, while still honoring and attending to its individual members. Balance can be restored through effective leadership, new boundaries, emotionally intelligent communication, stress management techniques, compassion, and genuine connection. Families are supported in creating and achieving a vision for themselves of a sustainable and happy family life.
Support is offered for:
Parents of Teens (15-18)
Parents of Emerging Adults (18-30)
$175 for 55 min session
I accept Aetna, Anthem/BCBS, Medicaid/Husky, Optum/United and private pay/HSA cards.
Teressa provides a relaxed atmosphere and uses her friendly and disarming demeanor to make you feel at ease. She genuinely cares and it shows. Teressa has knowledge in all things Zen which shines through in her wealth of helpful stories and relatable parables, allowing you to be gently guided towards your desired brain space. You will understand why it's called "Living Awareness". The meditation practices she teaches can be carried around with you as you move thru life, like a security blanket you use when you need the extra comfort. Healing can begin in her office and she can help you realize your own happiness!