For as long as she can remember, Teresa has been drawn to those who feel disconnected. Whether it’s the kid alone on the playground or the spouse who feels unheard, she has a passion for helping others identify their needs, connect, and develop fulfilling relationships. While serving children with emotional disorders within a school setting, Teresa decided to pursue a deep desire to help families move from dysfunction to connection and calm.
Teresa earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work with individuals, play therapy with children, and Emotional Focused Therapy, Gottman Theory and other evidence-based techniques in her work helping couples and families share information, express their emotions in more effective ways, and solve conflicts.
She and her husband have three sons, and Teresa enjoys volunteering at the family’s church, where she teaches a pre-teen girl’s class and directs the children’s choir. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, crafts of all sorts including knitting and quilting, as well fixing up the house they bought “as is.”