Theresia Jackson

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Theresia. I know right now you may be feeling lost, frustrated, angry, hurt, and depressed. You may feel hopeless and may not even know what it is you feel. You may have so many questions, and so little answers to what is happening in your life right now. Well, I am here to listen to you tell your story, and help you figure out how to move forward in your life. I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families through the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention and consultation. I am here to help you with whatever it is you are going through. I am proficient in my field with significant knowledge in clinical diagnosing, trauma, crisis, and conflict intervention, as well as experience with high risk populations. I am also a PhD student with five years’ experience of evidence-based research and advanced studies in couples, families, and adolescents. I have a pragmatic understanding of clinical interventions and treatments, and I can apply these strategies in real life experiences.

As a clinician, I go beyond the "textbook" version of counseling. By this, I mean I understand the importance of engaging with you, being relatable and realistic to your needs, and just providing you with support. My favored therapeutic modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT) and Family Systems Therapy (FST). I also use an eclectic approach which means each person is unique and I base my clinical approach on the individual needs of my clients. I am down to earth and I make myself available so that I can provide relevant feedback and support when it is needed. I am here to listen to you and support you as you face the current conflict or crisis in your life. Whether it is a search for meaning, help managing depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships or traumatic memories, I am here to support you and help you find stability and peace of mind.

What makes me different?

I will engage with you daily! It is not just a once a week thing. I check on you during the day, and I am here for you as a supporter and as an outlet. This is a judgement free zone that will give you the freedom to be yourself and discuss what is happening in your life. My goal is to build you up to a point of resiliency so that you can advocate for yourself. You may leave me a message at any time, and I will respond to you as quick as I can with relevant feedback to your conflict. The process will not be easy, but it is possible. I make it my business to understand your experience, offer realistic feedback and interventions that will help you. I see each client as unique, and therefore my strategies are genuine to your specific need. I am here waiting to help you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH16018 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by L.O. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 3 weeks

Theresia is very knowledgeable and was able to identify my underlying issues and help me work through them. I am very pleased with her expertise and her interpersonal skills. This is my first time in counseling and she was able to gain my confidence and trust from the beginning. I am so glad I had her as a counselor. It was money and
time well spent.

Written by J.O. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Theresia is truly the best counsellor i have met in the past 12 years.
i find it easy to open up to her, and tell her the truth without fearing judgement.
SHe is also very genuine, supportive, caring, compassionate and assertive at the same time.
I learnt a lot more about myself . And together, discovered some fundamental issues that wasn't recognized but have been affecting daily lives.
With those improved, i found myself in a better mental space and much more grounded as a person.

Written by N.I. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Theresia is incredible. From the first session, she identified my needs and got straight to the point of helping me find solutions. She validates my reactions and motivates me to improve and find solutions, tracking progress from one session to the next. Her expertise is strongly evident and she makes time whenever is needed to assist throughout the week. Would hands down recommend Theresia over any other therapist I've had through teen counseling!

Written by C.A. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I can honestly say thanks to Theresia and her guidance I am a stronger woman. My relationship with my husband is better and my work life. I am a happier person and I look forward to working on myself more!

Written by I.L. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Has been very helpful and we trustworthy

Written by N.A. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks

Theresia is very professional and gives me direction to help my relationship with my daughter.

Written by H.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far she has been great, she listened to what we had to say and gave feedback into how there are ways to benefit from certain changes.

Written by M.I. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is so awesome and understanding she wants to get to the root of the problem but at the same time wants us to do the work as well so we both understand what causes our problems in our relationship

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

It has only been a couple weeks but so far so good looking forward for the healing

Written by A.D. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Theresia is fantastic, and she definitely makes me feel like I’m in a safe space when talking to her. She’s very easy to talk to, and she’s helped me significantly.

Written by H.O. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

My mentality has improved after working with Theresa. I see myself clearer. I became to know what I want, how to set personal boundaries. Many thanks to Theresia, and teen counseling for funicular support.

Written by R.I. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Theresia has really taken the time to understand me and been there for me every step of the way. She's been very patient and helped me experiment and find methods that work for me. She really takes the time and effort to get to know you and has been an absolute star! Thanks T!

Written by F.A. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She's very sweet and seems very helpful in wanting to listen and give feedback with whatever is being communicated. She makes me feel very comfortable to talk and express myself to.

Written by B.R. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She supported me through my dissertation period. I’ll acknowledge her in my dissertation.

Written by K.H. on Aug 30, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I had one session with Ms. Jackson, and I’ve never had such a productive and insightful first-time therapy session and I’ve been in therapy for years. She is REALLY REALLY good.

Written by S.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

My English is not perfect but she listens to me carefully and I appreciate that she always tells me that she is there for me. I can feel it.

Written by K.A. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Tee is the first counselor I have ever had, and I am very impressed with her expertise. She is very kind, respectful, and great with communication!

Written by L.Y. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Theresia is amazing. So helpful with her suggestions. She is a good listener and respects and offers alternative suggestions if I can do hers.

Written by B.E. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Theresia is fantastic. She truly cares and checks in, she responds quickly and is helpful and supportive.

Written by J.O. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

For so long I feared talking to someone about my problems. Theresia makes me feel heard. She takes the time to listen to what I say, process it and repeat it back to me. I feel understood. Makes those fears of talking about my problems seem silly. I wish I met her sooner in my life. Thank you Theresia.

Written by P.E. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have had only one meeting with Theresia via voice. Next week we will meet via video. She responds well, I am looking forward to getting to know her and learn how to move forward from my terrible ordeal

Written by E.M. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Theresia has been amazingly helpful. It's my first time in counseling and I feel that I have grown a lot with her help and the exercises she gives me. I am more aware of my emotions and how I can express them and therefore improve the communication of my needs.
I can definitely recommend her.

Written by S.H. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was first drawn to Theresia because her counselor's bio really stuck out from the crowd. It was obvious that she was thinking about making a human connection, and that has carried through into her counseling as well. Tee has been amazing at listening tailoring sessions to my needs and helping me get control over my own damaging thought patterns. I would highly recommend Theresia to anyone.

Written by V.I. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Theresia is brilliant. Very approachable and supportive. She has been wonderful these last few months. I cannot recommend her enough.
Thankyou Theresia

Written by M.I. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

I love that Theresia is very understanding and honest with us during our marriage counseling sessions. She has a lot of insight and techniques for us to be the better version of ourselves and helps us deal with our emotions and other members in our family in a constructive way. She has experience dealing with families internationally and I highly recommend her!

Written by L.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months

I'm so glad that I decided to work with Theresia! She exceeded my expectations and makes therapy the best that it can be. She put me at ease and I like the organized approach she took. She helped me to sort out and pinpoint what I really wanted to work on and how to get there. Theresia is very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone, especially someone who has never had counselling before.

Written by N.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Theresia is professional and caring. I feel she understands my struggling and concerns and she gives efficient tools to work with, which helps a lot. Thank you!

Written by E.L. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Theresia has been great in helping me deal with many issues and helping me to see things from a different perspective.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.
She has a caring and sensitive approach when working with a client.
I think she has been very helpful.

Written by I.N. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Jackson listened to my concerns very well, was very patient, Helped me out a lot in this short time

Written by N.I. on Jul 11, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Theresa is very understanding she helps you talk through the issues you are having and makes think about a different perspective

Written by C.H. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I cannot thank Theresia enough for the help and support she has given me.

In her supportive role, she helps guide you to ask the right questions and ergo get the right answers to help you move on from whatever traumatic experience holds you back.

I feel I have so much clarity and am realising more and more each day that the answers to all my problems lie within. Theresia offers the safety to express yourself freely without judgement and helps to coordinate and structure your thought process giving you skills for life to take on with you long after your healing has taken place.

I feel much better equipped to handle the challenges life throws at you and to engage within my own life as an active participant and a master of my own reality rather than a victim of circumstance

Written by K.I. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is a very great listener and knows her stuff.

Written by I.L. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Theresia is a great counselor, she is an amazing listener which means that when she says something is right on point. Theresia is extremely respectful and also very open to understanding me and where I come from. I feel very fortunate to have her as a counselor.

Written by A.N. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Theresia is a superhero!! Always there when I need her and she’s really helping me understand some issues I’ve been having. Couldn’t appreciate her more!!

Written by T.O. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Theresia is a great counsellor, she is empathetic, wise and genuinely cares about what you have to say. She has given me practical tips and talked me through how to deal with situations that I may face. She checks up on me during the week and doesn't just wait until we have our video session to see how I am doing. I recommend Theresia to anyone looking for a counsellor, she is the 3rd counsellor I have ever had in life and she is by far the best!

Written by A.V. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Really understands the problem you are facing. Capable of solving the problem. A good listener and provides interesting worksheets for a deeper understanding.

A great counselor.

Written by C.O. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Theresia is very supportive and seems to genuinely care about my situation and how she can help me be better. I am glad I got matching with her to work through my issues.

Written by J.K. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very understanding. Highly recommended!

Written by J.E. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

God sent!

Written by S.T. on Apr 12, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Theresia has been very supportive and a great help to myself.

Written by S.E. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Theresia is the best counsellor I’ve ever had. Supportive and helpful in every way possible. She’s helped me so much along my journey and has helped me in becoming the person I am today. I can’t thank her enough. I’d recommend Thereisa 1000%. There isn’t a thing she can’t console you through. Thanks again.

Written by Q.U. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very professional and timely!

Written by L.Y. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Theresia is awesome, she will focus on specific areas of concern and elaborate on it as well as offer you worksheets so you can really get to the root of the issue and be able to work on a positive change!

Written by T.A. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I have only had one session so far with my counselor but she checks up on me often. She really knows what she's talking about and she's very understanding! I have had a new enlightenment on a situation that i wasn't able to understand and she came up with the reason and a solution for my anxiety in seconds! I cant wait for the rest of my sessions with her she's great!!

Written by L.Y. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Theresia is great at facilitating healthy thought and conversation. She provides relatable examples that help with understanding.

Written by Y.E. on Jan 14, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I can’t be more grateful that this app help me get to work with Theresia. She’s always listening, will check on you regularly and will respond and gives out feedback. Theresia makes me feel comfortable and not being judged all the time. She knows that English is not my first language, and she really tried to understand what MY culture is like, what languages mean to me. I have been working with her more than a month. I really can feel my progress. I am looking forward to work with more this following year.

Written by J.O. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Theresia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate every helpful way to help my relationship.

Written by L.Y. on Dec 29, 2019 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

So friendly! She is always messaging to check in and if I need anything. She’s fantastic!!!

Written by K.E. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Theresia is AMAZING! She is extremely skilled at her job, and very passionate and authentic. She cares deeply about her clients and I benefited from my first session on with her! I highly recommend her!

Written by R.I. on Dec 12, 2019 after counseling with Theresia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Theresia and I have only just began our journey together, but I very quickly felt comfortable to talk to her which has never been an easy thing for me to do. Amazing to have the support and guidance to ask questions of yourself and find answers you never new were there. So much work to be done but I have a trust in her already and believe that she can help me to get to where I need to be. Peace of mind is invaluable and I think Theresia is the person that will help me to find that.

Written by C.A. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Theresia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

First and foremost, Theresia will be there for you. She is for me. A constant presence, reassurance and place to find perspective. Her style of counseling allows me to learn about what is happening in my head and through that I am empowered, with the knowledge and her encouragement, to help myself. She is gifted in this line of work.