I have been working with Theresa Olson for a few months now, and in this short time working with her I have learned how to cope with my PTSD and anxiety better than I have in the past two and a half years alone. I survived the Stoneman Douglas shooting in February of 2018, and since then I had two therapists before Theresa, however with Theresa I feel I can be open and vulnerable while being in a safe environment. She uses both EMDR therapy, DBT, and CBT to help me cope and I have used the strategies she’s given me on a daily basis that has lowered my daily level of anxiety. It’s Your Therapy has changed how I feel about myself and those around me, and although I still have things to work on, Theresa has helped me in ways I cannot show enough gratitude for. If anyone is struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues between you and yourself, or you and others, I would highly and happily recommend seeing Theresa Olson.
~Jayden C., Fl
Tess is a very good listener and offers great insight while asking thought provoking questions.
Tess made me feel important and we connected right away. She was able to relate to all of my concerns, fears, and gave me a lot of helpful tips to help me with my healing journey along the way.
She’s a wonderful lady, truly a kind soul :) she makes you feel so comfortable and will help you work through any trauma.
I’ve only had 1 session but feel confident in Tess’s skill set. She listens and offers tools to help me with my challenges.
I have found Tess to be very helpful. Her style differs from some of my precious therapists but in the most refreshing of ways. She’s pointed, clear and empathetic. I appreciate her desire to help my tame my chaos and focus on tangible metrics and track goal-focused progress. That kind of logic is helping me center myself.
I was physically, emotionally and sexually abused as a child. I tried to commit suicide at
12. At 14 I started using drugs and alcohol to deal with the pain in my soul. I lived my life
playing the victim role. I justified all of my bad behaviors because I was a victim of
cruelties. My emotions ruled my world. I was my feelings. And since my emotions were
volatile, I lived a hidden turbulent life that I disguised well. There was one exception – my romantic relationships. That’s where all hell broke loose. I associated pain with love. When the chemical romance went sour, I tolerated abusive behavior because for me, pain equaled love. I am also a vice president of an international corporation and a part time judge. I mention this because although you appear conventionally successful, you could still be dying a slow death by the fires and demons of hell. Then came the inevitable moment , I lost my sanity and broke down. I took medical leave and checked-in to a mental health facility. Here, I met my therapist Tess. She changed my life forever. Tess taught that in order to heal, I had to revisit my childhood traumas and how I replayed them in my adult life. We did this through EMDR therapy, talking and writing. I learned that I am not my feelings and that emotions ebb and flow, come and go. I learned to pause before reacting to my emotions. I learned to express my feelings honestly, even though uncomfortable. Tess showed me how I associated pain with love. That when I felt loved someone even though they hurt me, that I was not really feeling love. That I was feeling the low self-esteem I felt as a child that told me I was not lovable, not pretty, not worthy, not good enough, Tess showed how to kill the negative talk with positive affirmations – I am lovable, I am beautiful, I am worthy, etc. Tess taught me how to find the positive in my tragedies and turn them into spiritual assets. Today I love myself and feel I am a beautiful, happy, healthy, sexy, I am a successful woman that is attracting her magical life. Today I am sober one year. Another blessing of Tess. I talked about my corporate career and Tess noticed that I was exhibiting PTSD symptoms as I talked about my work. As a result, I became aware how my job was severely stressing me and making me physically and mentally ill. Tess encouraged me to search my soul and as a result I am changing my career and pursuing what I love to do. I wake up everyday inspired and excited to go to work. So if you want a happy and magical life, I highly recommend Tess. It will be a scary and exciting journey, but I would not have it any other way! ~ Anonymous