Teresa Ellsworth

(MSW, LCSW, LMSW)

About Me

Whether your teenager is having challenges communicating or having difficulties coping with emotions or life events, speaking with a professional therapist can be helpful to sort things out. These years involve so many challenges which can be exciting, but it's also a time that can be filled with overwhelming emotions and stresses of family, school and peers. I've worked with adolescents in clinical settings and in residential treatment centers.

I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW/LMSW) with 20 years of experience in the mental health field in the states of Florida and Michigan. I graduated from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's in social work. I work with adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns, including mood disorders, family and relationship conflict, life transitions, loss and grief, adjustment issues, and coping with medical illness.

Each person is unique, so I believe in practicing an integrative approach to treatment utilizing approaches such as cognitive behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, solution focused, person-centered, motivational interviewing and psychodynamic therapies. I will work to find the best approach(es) to suit your needs.

My role is to help you - within the safety of a positive therapeutic environment - gain a deeper understanding, develop a new perspective and learn new skills without being judged. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW11351 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LMSW #6801066406 (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Reviews

Written by T.R. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks

Teresa is very knowledgeable and pinpoints specific areas to work on with goals. She listens and makes sure to understand issues to discuss them fully. She is able to tactfully yet truthfully navigating situations. Highly recommended and very helpful.

Written by M.A. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Teresa is great on all fronts!

Written by A.U. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Teresa is an amazing counselor. She made me realize things I didn’t know before and helped me overcome my challenges.

Written by K.A. on Sep 04, 2019 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

I feel very comfortable talking to Teresa. That is very important to me. Teresa offers suggestions that I feel will help my situation.

Written by D.O. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Teresa is very compassionate and knowledgeable.

Written by A.N. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Teresa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Teresa has been a great listener, and advisor. She has directed me to worksheets and they have helped me understand my situation a lot better. I highly recommend her.