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I provide counseling to people struggling with big life transitions, like facing an empty nest, or dealing with grief after a significant loss.

I would love to help you find the opportunities in the crisis, come back to your authentic voice and deepest values, and begin living with intention and clarity.

With Teresa

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adults facing grief

women facing middle age

Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Maybe you expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry. It’s a wild ride.

Counseling can help you find your unique path towards healing.

Middle age is not for the faint of heart. You spend your whole life following the rules and fulfilling your roles. And then one day wake up, look around, and think: “where the HELL am I... WHO the hell am I?!”

Counseling can help you find your way back to your true self and re-orient to the rest of your life.

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No worries. Let's have a conversation to see if we are a good match.

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Therapy is an investment in yourself. It shifts the trajectory of your quality of life. It can have a positive impact on your health and your relationships with ripple effects in all directions.  

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We'll create a plan for ongoing therapy sessions unique to you and your needs.


Schedule your first one hour appointment for in person in my office, or by video.


Book a free (15 minute) discovery call so we can see if we are the right match for each other.  


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I’m a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to helping people who are struggling with big life transitions find their path forward.

I built my private practice on the beliefs that everyone has an innate capacity for healing and wholeness, and every crisis holds opportunity for growth and transformation. 

I want you to be able to live your life 

Hi I'm Teresa

meet your therapist

  • Therapy is a partnership, a journey we take together.

  • My job is to always start where the client is but also always see the potential of where they can go.

  • Therapy is an adventure. It can be fun even while it’s hard; there can be laughter through the tears, playfulness in the explorations and delight in the discoveries.

  • Transformation is not something you arrive at. It is an ongoing unfolding. That means any little shift you make in your life now can make a big difference in the long run.

My Approach to Therapy

Because I work in a personal growth model rather than a medical model, I do not focus on diagnosis and I do not bill insurance or provide superbills.

For anyone who does not have insurance or cannot get their needs met through their insurance and cannot afford private pay therapy, I invite you to look into Open Path Collective  for low cost therapy.

Do you take insurance?

You can always check to see if I have an opening. Sometimes I can fit people in right away; sometimes it could take a few weeks.

How far out ahead do I need to book an appointment?

I need 24 hours notice if you need to cancel an appointment.  

What’s your cancellation policy?

After each appointment, I will email you an invoice which you can pay online with a credit card. Therapy sessions cost $150/hr.

What payment methods do you take?

I don’t believe in the 50 minute hour. My appointments are 60 minutes long. I make every effort to start and end on time.

How long is a session?

I see clients in person in my office in Soquel on Wednesdays. Those appointments fill up quickly. I can also see clients anywhere in California on a secure video platform called Doxy.

In person or zoom options?

No. I offer therapy to adult individuals.

Do you offer family & couples therapy?

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