Theresa is certified Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of Complex Family Systems, Theresa is an advocate for Children & Adolescents and specialized in their treatment for 15 years. She maintains a private practice in Winnetka, Illinois. Located directly across from New Trier High School (East Campus).
She has over 22 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.
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.