Let’s help you to feel better now, and help you discover and heal past wounds for good. I am a person centered therapist, meaning I actively work to see your world through your eyes. I offer you acceptance and genuine reflection as we work together to help you gain clarity and control over your life. I am a trained and experienced EMDR therapist which enables us to use your experiences, both positive and negative, to work collaboratively and resolve painful memories and distorted thoughts that may be affecting your everyday life. From practical coping strategies to digging deep for lasting healing, you will be the guide and an important component to your journey to more joy, more peace, more control in your life. If your relationships are a source of pain and discontent, I offer my skills in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples to completely change the way you see conflict. Watch as the negative patterns that have developed become clear and eliminated with a new understanding of each other and the relationship. Then develop patterns of communicating that no longer causes strife, but leads to more and meaningful connection.
Teresa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a trained EMDR therapist for trauma, as well as trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples by Sue Johnson. Teresa has been interested in psychology and human dynamics since she was young, having grown up in a large blended family and experiencing the effects of divorce, drug abuse, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, financial struggles, and suicide. She has always had a love of reading and a strong desire to learn, especially about anything relating to the human condition, leading her to study psychology in college.
Teresa graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her undergraduate degree was earned at Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in business.
Teresa held positions in management and marketing until she became a full time mom after the birth of her first daughter. While raising her daughters, she had the opportunity to volunteer in various capacities:
Dividend for public schools
Certified birthing doula for Children’s Home Society
Facilitator of courses for Central Florida Jobs Initiative
Church youth group advisor
Leader for Divorce Care for Kids program
Teresa re-entered the workforce as an instructor in a two-year private college teaching Business Writing, Verbal Communication, and Attitude and Motivation courses before deciding to pursue her passion of becoming a mental health professional.
Counseling Services Offered by Teresa Kovach
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Attachment Theory Issues
EFT | Emotional Focused Therapy – One of the most successful Couples therapy approaches by Dr. Sue Johnson.
EMDR | Trauma or PTSD Therapy | EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Children, Teens & Family
Growth and Empowerment
Marriage & Relationships
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD or Trauma
Self Esteem and Self Image
Techniques and Interventions
As the therapeutic relationship develops, client and counselor can begin to solve issues using a variety of techniques that work best for the client’s personality and needs, such as:
Coping Skills – learning to identify and express needs to others effectively and without conflict
EFT – Emotion Focused Therapy Trained by Couples and Relationship expert Dr Sue Johnson.
Relaxation Training – including breathing exercises and guided imagery to reduce stress and anxiety
Challenging Distorted Thoughts – identifying and changing thought patterns that are unproductive or harmful
EMDR 1 & 2 Trained for Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Grief and Loss
Experiential Exercises – getting past normal defense mechanisms to promote symptom reduction using creative techniques