Teresa received her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Mankato in 2004. She then obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine’s University. Teresa completed her requirements for the Minnesota Board of Social Work and obtained her LICSW licensure in January 2015.
Teresa has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including the hospital, in-home, and office based. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Encopresis, eating disorders, and with attachments disorders. Since starting office-based therapy 6 years ago, Teresa has worked primarily as a play therapist, joining in the Experiential Play Therapy process with children 2 years of age and older who are struggling with mental illness, difficult family dynamics, divorce, and trauma. Teresa enjoys working with difficult children and teenagers, using art, humor, and connection as a means to build a strong therapeutic relationship in order to promote change.
Teresa has a strong training background in Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Focused CBT, Experiential Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Family Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Sand Tray and Sand Play, DC: 0-3, and Art/Movement Therapy.