Teresa Edwards has a Ph.D. in counseling from Regent University and an M.A. in counseling from Oral Roberts University. She has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Oklahoma since 2007. Before beginning private practice, Teresa spent nine years counseling individuals and families in the greater Tulsa area working for CREOKS Behavioral Health Services. She previously served as an adjunct psychology professor at Rogers State University for five years and is currently an adjunct professor of psychology for the Behavioral Sciences program at Oral Roberts University.
Teresa is an active clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a professional member of the American Counseling Association.
Teresa has completed the Level I and Level II professional training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses the Gottman Method when working with couples.
A Note from Teresa
Many years ago, when I was in my master’s program, one of my very wise professors said that all good counselors have a counselor. I had never been to counseling, and honestly, the thought terrified me, even though I was studying to be a counselor. I wanted to be a good counselor, so, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try. I remember feeling a sense of apprehension and wondering if he was going to tell me that I was really screwed up and just didn’t know it. What I experienced was something completely different. Even though I had grown up in church, that counseling session felt like, in some ways, I had experienced the presence of God for the first time. I felt unconditionally accepted, understood, and believed in. I felt like I could explore the parts of me that I hated the most without any fear of judgment. I felt loved. I left the session and went to my car and cried, not because I was sad, but because I finally had a place to be real and work on becoming the best version of myself. It was such an amazing experience that I wanted to devote my life to giving that experience to other people. If you’ve never tried counseling, I encourage you find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and bite the bullet. It’s life changing.