Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Counselor
Therapeutic / Filial Parent Educator
I believe everyone, including children, when given a judgment free and safe environment, can find the confidence within himself or herself to thrive. I align with a person-centered approach, meaning that I allow my clients to lead and guide each session in a self-directed manner. My hope is to provide encouragement, empathy, and genuine acceptance to facilitate a safe environment in which my clients can freely express themselves.
Education and Experience
Terressa earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree with a Counseling minor and then her Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas (UNT). UNT is one of the top-ranked counseling schools in this area and has the largest play therapy training program in the world.
Terressa also has an extensive educational background as a preschool teacher. She has experience counseling children, adolescents and adults at the Child and Family Resource Clinic as well as conducting group play therapy and leading parent-child relationship classes. She also served as a family care specialist with Child and Protective Services and worked as a group therapist providing substance abuse treatment for adolescents at The Art Station.
Associations & Organizations
American Counseling Association
Association for Play Therapy
North Texas Association for Play Therapy
Phi Alpha Honor Society of Social Workers
Terressa is available to speak at your preschool, school, or organization meeting on a variety of topics, as well as ones customized specifically for your group. Please contact Prosper Counseling for scheduling a presentation.