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Close Up Radio Spotlights Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Teressa Wilcox

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Westminster, CA Happiness is found in the midst of relationships. This is also the place we meet pain and grief. Life is the process of learning how to live with both.

That’s the philosophy of Teressa Wilcox, a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice dedicated to healing trauma.

“I believe we can genuinely change the trajectory of my clients’ lives through healing,” says Teressa.

Teressa is passionate about the evolution of knowledge and technology, and the field of neuropsychiatry. Trauma focused therapy has made incredible strides through eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). ​Teressa provides a safe environment for clients to talk about their experience, solve problems and learn effective ways to be heard and listen to others by weaving Christian Counseling and EMDR into traditional psychotherapeutic approaches.

“EMDR is about reprocessing memory,” explains Teressa. “When part traumatic memory is triggered, a person body will go into survival mode. EMDR opens the file to clean it out.”

Teressa says one of the beautiful things about EMDR is that she and the client don't necessarily need to talk. It’s much gentler on the client and the process has less risk in retraumatizing them.

Teressa serves as an associate professor at Hope International University, where she teaches classes and supervises students who are learning how to be therapist in the community clinic.

“To be a mentor is just such a beautiful way to leave a legacy,” says Teressa. “Seeing that next generation of therapists coming up, I want to keep this tradition going.”

For more information, visit www.teressawilcoxlmft.com