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As a young adult, Theresa experienced numerous rejections and disappointments in all manners of relationships, causing her self-esteem to plummet, and for her to develop a negative outlook on life. This downward trajectory continued until she experienced the healing power of counseling firsthand. Shortly after, Theresa made a leap of faith to pursue the field of counselling and therapy full-time. It was a decision she has never regretted.
A registered counsellor and clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association for Counselling, Theresa is also registered as a social worker with the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW). Although she deals with a broad spectrum of concerns, such as depression and conflict management, her main area of expertise lies in aiding couples recover from affairs and infidelity.
For Theresa, learning never stops: she prides herself on constantly striving to do better, both personally and professionally. To stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the relationship counselling and couples therapy space, Theresa regularly attends seminars hosted by key marriage experts in the US and Australia. In the professional sense, she is well-versed in family systems approach and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. Additionally, she is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 1 & 2).
An industry leader in marital counselling, she has been featured in the newspapers on more than one occasion: media outlets with the likes of The Straits Times, Channel NewsAsia, TODAY and CNA938 have sought her opinions on relationship and marriage matters. Theresa is also recognised as one of the winners for the Singapore: 40-over-40 Inspiring Women.
Previously, Theresa held leadership positions at Lakeside Family Services and Focus on the Family Singapore. She is currently Adjunct Lecturer in Psychology and Counselling at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and the College of Allied Educators. Besides counselling and teaching, she also provides clinical supervision for counsellors and social workers to cultivate their skills and knowledge.
As a certified therapist in relationship and marriage counselling, Theresa finds joy in helping others not merely recover from their issues, but ultimately thrive and blossom into who they were meant to be. Over the past decade, she has journeyed alongside many hurting individuals, couples and families, empowering them to turn disappointments to hope, enabling them to build positive connections with other people, and helping them to live their lives to the fullest every day.
Today, she is happily married with a school-going daughter, and spends her free time travelling, reading and jogging.