Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait
Specialties & expertise
- Navigating difficulties at school, home, with peers
- Identity formation
- Relationship challenges
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety and depression
- Existential challenges
- Substance use
- Couples counseling
- LGBQ and sexuality topics
- Personality disorders
Terese Gregg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Wakefield, Rhode Island with over twenty years of experience.
Terese has extensive experience helping people who struggle with mood disorders, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. She also works well with individuals with personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder. She typically sees young adults, college students, adults, parents, couples, and older adults, though she particularly enjoys working with adolescent girls.
In her practice, Terese uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems therapy, Interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness practices. Her eclectic and versatile style, which she has developed throughout her many years of experience in social work, brings forward the positive and humorous aspects of her clients' lives to help them work towards a more positive future.
Adolescence – Navigating difficulties at school, home, with peers, identity formation, and the emergence of mental health challenges
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, among many other symptoms
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Substance use – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
LGBQ and sexuality issues– Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Personality disorders – Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience; includes narcissistic, dependent, and borderline personality disorders
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
- Beacon Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Neighborhood Health
- United Health
- Initial session: $160/session
- Ongoing sessions: $140/session
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of minimum $45 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Terese can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"My hope is that by working together we bring you closer to the person you envisionand live a life that will bring you joy. I offer an environment that is shaped by acceptance, insight and a touch of humor."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1997 - Present
RIEAP, Clinical Supervisor, 2002 - 2007
RIEAP, Student Assistance Counselor, 1998 - 2001
Caritas House, Floor Counselor, Family Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor
Brigham Young University, MSW, 1994
University of Rhode Island, BA, 1983 - 1987