Theresa is a queer black woman who grew up in the GTA within the foster care system as a crown ward. From a young age Theresa has always had a drive to support others around her. She continues to be an agent of change and has had the opportunity to have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations within community education, political action and law reform.
Theresa has provided counselling services within community agencies/organizations as well as within a number of school boards within and around the GTA. Her work experience has been in supporting young mother’s, building and maintaining healthy relationships among youth, sexual violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence and self-exploration within the BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities. This set a compassionate path for Theresa, offering a supportive and empathetic presence for those looking for healing and growth.
As a counsellor, Theresa likes to focus on using a client-centered and strength-based approach. Her compassion, intuition and well-grounded presence creates a safe environment to explore your own goals, navigate through everyday challenges, and help you to develop short/long term strategies that will support you to live a happier and fulfilling life.
Theresa is a autism mom! When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her wife and son exploring beaches or hiking trails. Theresa is also an entrepreneur and provides makeup and hair services for special events and self-exploration.
Honours Bachelor of Applied Science, Family & Community Social Services
– University of Guelph
Social Service Workers’ Diploma
– Humber College
Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor/Advocate Program Diploma
– George Brown College