Therapist Profile

Name:
Ms. Terese M. Forster, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
1250 E. Walnut St. #110 Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone:
(626) 921-6163
License Number
LMFT53069
Practicing Since:
2013
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I specialize in working with individuals who are having a difficult time fostering healthy relationships, whether the difficulty is in a current relationship or in finding and keeping a partner. Unconsciously, there is a pattern that gets repeated in each relationship. By examining and understanding past relationships, even as early as the relationship with your parent/s, we can uncover the common unconscious behaviors that are preventing you from experiencing the love that you deserve. I believe in taking the time necessary to understand the root of the problem rather than quick symptom reduction. This practice prevents recurrence of the same problem down the road. I provide empathy, safety and just the right amount of toughness to help you uncover the root of your pain. This combination allows you to push through your uncomfortable feelings, which can then lead to your growth and expansion in life and in psyche. My degree encompasses somatic psychology, which allows me to work with various body ailments through focusing on the mind-body connection. Neuroscience has taught us that our emotions can be stored in the tissues of our body. Therefore, working with the mind and body is an integral component of healing.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekly, day and evening appointments available.
Services
Individual, Couples, and Adolescents.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Somatic Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Certifications
Certified relational/Somatic therapist.
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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