“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers
Terresha believes the main components of transformation are when a person feels seen, understood, and empowered. As a result, she uses a person-centered therapy approach, that addresses core beliefs that influence personality, behavior, decision-making, attachment styles, and mood. Although Terresha treats individuals of all ages her primary focus is children between the ages of 3-8 displaying behavioral issues resulting from defiance, anxiety, and trauma, to name a few. By integrating several evidenced-based strategies such as mindfulness, experiential techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy, Terresha creates a personalized and eclectic therapeutic style to address a wide range of symptoms and foster transformative change.
With a Master of Social Work degree and as a licensed clinical social worker, Terresha brings a wealth of experience. Over the last year, Terresha worked at several elementary schools as a school-based therapist. Prior to that, Terresha conducted mental health assessments to diagnose and create holistic treatment plans to address substance use disorders, mental health, trauma, and domestic violence. Terresha has worked in the social services field for over a decade, working with women experiencing homelessness, parents involved with child protective services, domestic violence organizations, DJJ, and high school abstinence programs.
Beyond her profession, Terresha has nurtured spiritual growth as a youth leader for nearly a decade. Her love for nature fuels her personal well-being, found in biking trails, local parks, and treasured moments shared with her husband of 17 years and two children.