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About Me

Hello, my name is Theresa Otu, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over eight years of experience in the state of Wisconsin. Let me start by commending you for thinking about making some changes in your life. Personally, I believe anyone can benefit from therapy. When working with clients, I see myself as a cheerleader, encourager, listener and supporter. I am a strong believer that my clients have what it takes to bring about positive changes in their lives. Most of them just need to be reminded and I am glad to do it. I love the sweet innocence and resiliency of young people. I also love their brutal honesty which I find necessary most times.
I have extensive experience working with different age groups. My experience working at the middle school level makes me relatable to the experiences of many young people.

I have a Master of Science degree in counseling from Indiana University.

I tend to use an eclectic approach when working with clients. I do this because of my strong believe that every approach has limitations. Some of my go to approaches include CBT, Client-Centered therapy, Mindfulness therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Strengths-Based therapy, etc
I think I can help because I have a history of helping others in the past. I am not afraid to talk about difficult issues. I am open-minded, helpful and non-judgmental. Hope you decide to work with me.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5157-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Theresa Otu. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by A.M. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Theresa truly listens, understands, and doesn't judge. She explains difficult concepts in an incredibly clear way, often using examples that illustrate the concept.

Written by A.M. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks

Theresa is kind, compassionate and professional. My teenager enjoys her sessions with Theresa and feels supported. We feel good about the advice she receives and the plan in place to move forward.

Written by K.A. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks

Listens and responds with respect and wisdom.

Written by J.U. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 4 months

Theresa has been very helpful. When I'm having a tough time I think what would Theresa do? It has come in handy many times for me since meeting her. She has no judgement but is not afraid to call me out when I'm in the wrong. She does it in the most sincere way.

Written by C.O. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I wasn't sure if there was going to be a barrier at first because of her accent but by the 3rd session, I was quite surprised at her grasp and understanding of my feelings far beyond any the language indifference. She's very intelligent, kindhearted and very easygoing as a conversationalist. I've seen her only a few times and she makes me feel relaxed and understood.

Written by K.R. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Theresa has been fantastic. She's responded quickly and was so helpful to talk to. I'm hoping to talk to her again soon.

Written by M.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She definitely has the feel of a friend more than a counselor. I do enjoy chatting with her and she is very supportive.

Written by M.I. on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Theresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Theresa has a good heart and soul and is very uplifting. She’s not pushy but suggestive and honestly tries to understand your side and make you feel it isn’t abnormal.