Hi! I'm Teresa. After working in the fitness industry full-time for 10 years, I really started to recognize just how interconnected the mind and body are, which led me to pursuing a master's degree (Wake Forest University) in clinical mental health counseling. As I continued to work each area independently, I started to realize that for some, greater effectiveness might happen through integration of both mind and body work, which led me to founding Teresa Harris Counseling & Wellness.
Although I work with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating-related disorders, I specialize in working with those interested in better understanding themselves. Through years of working with individuals struggling with gender, sexual, professional, racial/ethnic, and religious identities, I've recognized just how critical truly knowing oneself is the foundation to living a more full life. I am body- and sex- positive, and specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
My focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of how you want to define yourself. This is achieved through providing a client-centered environment while creating a treatment plan to move you toward feeling more self-love. I utilize techniques from solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and narrative therapies to help you feel more comfortable and capable in your own skin.
My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, better understand yourself, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. Remember - YOU get to define and create your path!
As you are more an expert on "you," my role is to help you pave your own path to creating the next chapters of your life.