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About Me

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Introduction

Theresa is certified Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of Children & Adolescents within the family system. She maintains a private practice in Winnetka, Illinois. Located just a few blocks from New Trier High School.

She has over 17 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, and a graduate of both Northwestern University and The University of Chicago with extensive training from Northwestern Stone Institute of Psychiatry and The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Chicago Hospital. 

Theresa is your local resource for; High Functioning Adolescents, Couples and Complex Family System Concerns- including Families in Divorce, Addictions, Disordered Eating, Cutting, Couples In Early Recovery, Child Custody Mediation, Family Restructuring/Blended Families, Adoption, Child/Parent Reunification, Relational Patterns of the ACOA and Codependents. 

Her work with Adolescents Girls struggling to find their way in their Academic Performance and Peer Relationships is unparrelleled.  She accomplishes by joining these this by assisting them to identify their Strengths through Awareness, Acceptance and Action. This allows Adolescent girls to become more aware of who they are and embrace, accept and moving forward with a "tool box" for their best selves. With the never ending demands put on our children today we need to protect their spirit and teach them to soar.

Among her areas of expertise are challenges in the areas of Addiction, Adoption, Infertility Issues & its effects on the Marriage, Sensory Integration Issues with Children/Parenting Challenges, Blended Family Challenges, Divorce Custody Mediation and Co-parenting Issues. 
In addition to being a prominent Family therapist, Theresa is a proud parent of two and the author of a children's book, Forever Family: The Adoption Story.

Theresa is a Strength Resiliency Family Systems therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support (Strength Resilency Identification) and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal lifestage challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. These techniques include Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, SandTray, CBT, DBT and psychodynamic modalities.   With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

 
Education
University of Chicago.............................Masters in Clinical Social Work
Northwestern University......................B.S. Psychology
Chicago Center for Family Health..Certified Marriage & Family Therapist
The Wellness Institute...........................Advanced Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
Mediation Matters....................................Child Custody Mediator
                    Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

License & Certifications
LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
CMFT (Certified Marriage and Family Therapist)
AHCH (Advanced Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist)