A psychological pain is more traumatic than a physical one, for the body heals easier than the heart. Dr. Yasir Qadhi
“I mostly treat folks living with: anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and complex grief, Sensory Processing Disorder, discomfort arising from life transitions and major life decisions, and those living outside of the gender binary. People of all races, religions, political affiliations, ethnicities, and sexual orientations are welcome here. I look forward to working with you. Thank you.”
Teresa has been a naturopathic physician with a mental health specialty for 14 years, an RN/ARNP/CNM-midwife for 6 years, and a meditation instructor for 5 years. Her degrees are from Michigan State University, Bastyr University, and Seattle University. She is a specialist in mental health, counseling, mindfulness, gender-affirming care, LGBTQ* fertility, lactation, and OB/GYN.
Teresa has gently supported thousands of families through their conceptions, pregnancies, births, and life transitions. Her primary counseling modalities are Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.
In addition to providing telehealth counseling, Teresa is also practicing as a lactation consultant at Swedish Midwifery Ballard and providing in-home lactation care via her private practice.
Teresa has had a regular meditation practice since 2008 and it brings her great joy to integrate this into her counseling sessions via guided meditations and mindfulness coping tools. Her training includes Vipassana retreats, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses (MBSR), Mindful Birthing courses, and mindfulness instructor training through the Inner Strength Foundation which was founded by Amy Edelstein in Philadelphia. Teresa has taught mindfulness and hosted meditation sessions since 2017.
She is a dog momma to a Shitzu named Poco and enjoys regular horse rides. She is auntie, doula/midwife, and goddess-mother to many beloved children in her life and to a sweet pony named Archie. On the weekends you can find her in the woods or attending to her indoor gardens.
Clinic sees patients for telehealth