Hi, I am Teresa Hillenbrand. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in telehealth out of San Antonio, TX. I used evidence-based approaches to solve real-life problems that burden people. As a counselor, I want to provide you with the insight to understand what is going on in your cognitive life so that you can begin to get out of the rut that is keeping you back from being fulfilled and pursuing life to its fullest.
If appropriate, I use Dr. Steven Porges’ science-based discoveries in neurology which help explain the mind-body relationship, and how to move forward. I am also certified in the Safe and Sound Protocol, which Porges authored. I also have counseled veterans with PTSD using the “Strong Star CPT” protocol, which is approved by the US Department of Defense. I also use Internal Family Systems therapy which is rapidly becoming a standard in US counseling.
I work with a wide range of clients. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also feel comfortable working with clients who prefer a Christian approach to therapy. I also have counseled couples and parents who have relationship challenges within the family.
My communication style
I am often described as warm, compassionate, and supportive. My clients have described me as empathetic, kind, and empowering. I have a never-ending fascination with research that can be applied to real-life problems to move clients forward by providing insight into the cause of problems.
My goals for you
Goal setting is done with the client. I do not set goals unilaterally. When the therapist and client arrive at goals together, the outcomes are far more effective.