Teresa deBoer, LMFT & LMHC

Teresa deBoer, LMFT & LMHC

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC & LMFT - 002797 & 000259
1-800-651-8085 ext. 00797
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835 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301 - United States
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Teresa has worked for years helping Adult Children,parents & siblings that are or have lived with someone's alcohol and drug abuse & feels like the addiction has made their lives unmanageable.It is important to talk honestly with family members about what is happening in the family and to help them express their concerns and feelings.Families with alcohol and drug problems usually have high levels of stress and confusion.These family members need to have their experiences validated and learn that they did not cause it they cannot control the addiction, and they cannot cure the addiction. She is well-versed and comfortable in individual, group and family counseling sessions and utilizes creative approaches to encouraging sharing and support. Teresa's experience covers a broad range of care including family of all ages, teenagers, elementary-age children and children on the Autism spectrum disorders.Teresa works from a systemic approach bringing the entire family into sessions. Through the integration of cognitive, behavioral and spiritual awareness, clients learn that they hold the answers to create harmony in their lives.

In recognizing and meeting her clients need for spirituality,Teresa employs an eclectic approach, ensuring that treatment is tailored to individual needs, using experimental methods with cognitive behavioral techniques to facilitate an individuals and familys insight and personal growth. She believes in her client's ability to create balance and sees them healed.

Email or Call Teresa deBoer, LMFT & LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00797

More Info About My Practice

Teresa Giammella-deBoer, LMFT, LMHC, founder of TGD Counseling and Healing Through Creativity, completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology and a Masters of Special Education from the College of Staten Island. Teresa started her career as a Special Education teacher in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Miami Beach, Florida, to work with Special Education students and earn a dual Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling while completing a separate degree in Guidance and Counseling from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She received a license for all three degrees from New York State, where she is a Guidance Counselor for high school students through the Department of Education in Staten Island, New York. Her private practice is in Family Therapy and Mental Health. Utilizing a series of Healing Through Creativity books, the author runs a 12-week workshop which incorporates different modalities to facilitate workshop participants in living more productive and harmonious lives.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult Children of Alcoholics, Children and Teens on the Autism Sprectrum Disorder, Dual Disorders, Chemical Dependency, Mental Illness, Guided Imagry, Breathing and Mediation, Groups and Workshops.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Regression Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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