More about Theresa – MSW, LISW-S

Theresa earned her Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. Her clinical experience includes working for nearly twenty years in various roles as a case manager, school counselor, mental health specialist and prevention clinician. She has worked in independent and public schools as well as in private practice and community mental health. Theresa has experience with individuals and groups of all ages, though she is most energized and passionate working with children, adolescents, and families.

Her specialties include autism, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, behavior problems, and parenting concerns. She has experience with children who are identified as gifted and with those who have special needs. Theresa will encourage, teach, and gently challenge you on your journey toward the life you desire for yourself and/or your child.

As a clinician certified in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Trauma and Resilience, with extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Theresa’s goal is to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can fully engage in the present and deepen your awareness of self and others. Coming into therapy can be a difficult and uncomfortable experience for many, yet Theresa’s warm, empathetic, and caring approach quickly puts people at ease. She sees the strength, value, and worth of each individual and helps them discover their impact and purpose in life. She places great emphasis on the therapeutic connection and views that relationship as a foundation from which growth and change can begin to take place.

Specialties

Education

Master of Social Work
The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Illinois