BIO

AREAS of EXPERTISE

TERESA LAUER, LMHC
CONSULTANT, TRAINER & PSYCHOTHERAPIST

425.516.9296

#LH60167053
Washington State
Licensed Mental Health Counselor License

#1477866192
(National Provider Identifier)
I have owned my private practice since 1996, providing therapy and coaching to individuals and couples. I found over time however, that a large majority of my couples (similar to society at large) were, in actuality, suffering from issues relating to Emotional, Social and Financial Intelligence masquerading as some of the more common disorders such as depression and anxiety. I help my clients break through the origin of these issues and how it affects their relationships, self-worth and even their career choices.

My knowledge and expertise has a therapeutic foundation of over 18,000 client hours covering a span of two decades in treating and training clients who include:
  • Executives (Managers and C-Suite) and Professionals (Attorneys, Physicians)
  • Finance Professionals interested in learning more about the emotional and psychological challenges facing their clients
  • Psychotherapists and Coaches interested in adding Financial Behavior as a niche in their private practice or in examining their own Financial Behavior issues
  • Individuals and couples experiencing money disorders such as workaholism, perfectionism, shame, denial and relationship difficulties or who are experiencing transitional issues
  • Individuals and couples experiencing problematic money behaviors such as overspending, underspending, financial dependency or enabling, vow of poverty and poor investment decisions
  • Women who have been recently widowed
  • Women who have recently separated or become divorced
  • Individuals experiencing career transitions, including working overseas, promotions
  • Individuals who have received an ADHD diagnosis
  • Individuals who have acquired sudden wealth
  • Individuals preparing for and experiencing retirement
  • Couples who are preparing for simultaneous and staggered retirement (one partner is retiring while the other will continue working)
As a relationship expert, my approach is Solutions-Focused to which I add additional, extensive training in Applied Behavior, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Meditation, as appropriate, in treating the following:
  • Abandonment and Attachment Disorders
  • Auditory/Sensory Processing & Sound Therapy (Certified Provider) 
  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder; particularly parent caregivers suffering from stress
  • Chronic Pain, Somatization Disorder
  • Clinical Assessment and Evaluation; Formulating Treatment Plans; Personality Assessment and Testing
  • Financial Behavior
  • Relationships (Intimate and Social); Social Anxiety and Extreme Shyness
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sexual Disorders (women and men's issues)
  • Rape Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

EDUCATION & ADVANCED TRAINING

I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy in 1996. I have additional training in:
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
  • Financial Behavior & Intelligence
  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Applied Behavior
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and 
  • Mindfulness Meditation. 
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