Teresa Eltrich-Auvil


Teresa Eltrich-Auvil


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - LH00009675
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Kaiser
  • Premera
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: Out of Network (OON) benefits may be utilized and reimbursed with provided documentation for services. Our session fee is $85hour for fee for service clients. Please contact us to find out more and to schedule a session today!
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Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

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My Approach to Helping

To be an effective therapist, we need to meet our clients where they are. In doing this, my approach is very much a client-centered one. With support, encouragement, validation and the use of behavioral techniques, my clients can learn new skills and find healing and growth in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. I am passionate and committed to offering services to new parents in transition with a specialization in Postpartum Mood and Anxiety (PPD), the Perinatal period (pregnancy-1 year postpartum), as well as miscarriage and infertility. Though my specialty is in women's issues, I also see men during these transitions and needs in my practice as well.

More Info About My Practice

Picket Fence Therapy is contracted with a number of insurance panels and occasionally is considered an out of network provider, meaning that clients are provided all necessary documentation to submit for reimbursement from insurance companies. As an out of network provider, there are benefits, including a reduced out of pocket rate for clients. Please call with questions.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

With a special interest in supporting women, my focus frequently addresses issues related to anxiety, depression and workfamily related issues. Much of my experience and specialty focuses on work with new parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (more commonly referred to as postpartum depression) as well as the transition to parenthood, miscarriage, and infertility. Supporting women in a nurturing and safe environment where there can be healing and growth is my goal.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

My favorite part of being a therapist is that I am invited into peoples' lives every day. Clients share their fears, worries, and struggles and with collaboration often also share their joys, successes, and accomplishments. I feel blessed to be invited into the intimacy of mother-child relationships, being able to support women, mothers, and families in healing, growing as a family and redefining roles. The postpartum period is especially special to me, as the frailty and strength of my clients always amazes me. Whether a client is a new mother or a mother who has lost a child, the honor that I am able to walk this journey alongside is what I love most about being a psychotherapist specializing in women's issues and the postpartum period.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Postpartum, Perinatal, Miscarriage and grief, Transition to life changes, birth trauma, infertility

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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