Professional Background: Teresa comes to The Next Right Choice Counseling with a BA in Education, a Master's Degree in Counseling, and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have 20 years plus of experience as a School Counselor. I worked with students ranging from ages 4-14 as well as working with families. I have also worked in Addiction/Substance Abuse counseling at a treatment center. Working on attaining a Marriage and Family Therapist certificate provided me with experience counseling couples, families and individuals.
Philosophy of Treatment: I am an empathetic and compassionate counselor, who creates a safe place for my clients to explore and discuss strategies to enhance quality of life. My philosophy is founded in a strength based, all inclusive, and client centered approach. I am passionate when it comes to my work with couples and families. I love working with couples who are motivated to see positive change in their relationship. During my time as a school counselor, I saw how important it is to work with the family system when a child is experiencing setbacks. I like counseling and teaching families vital skills to help them recognize and understand the structure , patterns, and boundaries within the family system.
All identities, backgrounds, and relationship configurations are welcome and honored in this space.