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Teresa Kovach, Orlando Child, Teen, Adult Counselor, Blended Families, Addictions, Divorce Support, Relationships and Women's Issues

Orlando Child, Teen, Adult Couples Counselor | Blended Families, Addictions, Divorce Support, Relationships and Women’s Issues.

It is easy to open up to Teresa!

Teresa is a Florida State Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with a Masters in Counselor Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University.  She has been EMDR trained for Trauma therapy as well as Emotion Focused Therapy trained for couples by Sue Johnson. 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. She is married with three daughters, two of which are attending college, and one elementary age. Teresa and her husband are the permanent guardians to their youngest daughter and are familiar with the foster care system and of the challenges that guardianship places of each member of a family. As a mother, she became aware of the dramatic changes that parenthood has on the couple and on each partner as individuals. Teresa decided later in life to undertake graduate school to pursue her passion of becoming a licensed mental health counselor.

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Educational

Teresa graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Masters Degree in Counselor Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University and pursuing her licensure in Mental Health.  Her undergrad degree was with Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in business.

Personal Experience

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 Creating Your Job Search 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
  • Attitude and Motivation courses before deciding to pursue her passion of becoming a mental health professional.
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Areas of Specialty

  1. ADHD
  2. Adjustment Disorder
  3. Anger Management
  4. Anxiety
  5. Attachment Theory – How current relationships are impacted by the past relationships with primary caregivers.
  6. Career Coaching
  7. Depression
  8. EFT | Emotional Focused Therapy – One of the most successful Couples therapy approaches by Dr. Sue Johnson.
  9. EMDR | Trauma or PTSD Therapy | EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  10. Children, Teens & Family
  11. Growth and Empowerment
  12. Marriage & Relationships
  13. Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  14. Parenting
  15. Personal Growth
  16. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD or Trauma
  17. Play Therapy
  18. Self Esteem and Self Image
  19. Spiritual Counseling
  20. Substance Abuse or Addictions
  21. Women’s Issues

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
  • CBT Skills – 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 such as empty chair, art therapy, play therapy

Testimonials

“I Like Teresa; she is cool and stuff, and counseling was helpful!”
S.B. age 14, Teen - Anxiety and Depression
I loved my counseling with Teresa because she was awesome and understood me very much and I would like to do this next school year.
K.G. age 12, Anger Management, Cutting
“Counseling helped me out and you calmed me down and I just feel really comfortable when you are around.”
C.S. age 11, Behavior Issues and Anger Management
I like my counselor Teresa, she is nice and she listens to me.
Child - M. R. age 8, Social Anxiety
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