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Counseling can help you change your experience with life. Teresa has been teaching clients cognitive behavioral tools for years and has witnessed the transformation in their lives. Teresa has added hypnotherapy to her practice because she has experienced first hand the amazing transformation it makes in people's lives. One client recently said she felt like she had done four years of counseling in two sessions.  Hypnotherapy allows you to heal old patterns and wounds that unconsciously keep you stuck.  

Areas of experience: 
Anger management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Couples Counseling
Financial abundance
Personal growth
Sexual abuse
Substance abuse

Teresa has presented the following trainings:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT: Tools and Client Homework for a Better Outcome. Sponsored by National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  2013

Elements of Positive Communication: Tools and Skills for Communication Success at Work.  Presenter.  Sponsored by department at SSM.  2011

Positive Psychology and EAP Work.   Sponsored by Magellan Health Services in St. Louis, MO.  2008

Working with Anxious EAP Callers.  Sponsored by Magellan Health Services in St. Louis, MO.  2007 

Teresa has attended the following trainings in the past three years:

1/10/13-1/15/13:  Heart Centered Hypnotherapy:  Six day, 60 hour training in hypnotherapy using traditional as well as new and highly innovative techniques to access the inner workings of the sub-conscious mind. This Heart-Centered approach, in turn unlocks the previously untapped resources of the mind.  
Presented by The Wellness Institute in Seattle, WA.

10/19/12: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Substance Abuse Expert Qualification Training.  This training enables Teresa to  provide evaluations for covered employees under 10CFR Part 26 (US NRC Fitness for Duty Program)) who have alcohol and drug testing violations and other substance abuse fitness for duty concerns.  20 hour training provided by Program Services Continuing Education.

7/26-7/29/11:  Advanced Applications in Cognitive Therapy:  A Four Day Intensive with David Burns, MD.  In this skills building workshop, Dr. Burns provided training and individual feedback on Cognitive Therapy interventions.

6/23-6/26/11: Gottman Level II Training – Gottman Couples Therapy:  A Research Based Approach.  Sponsored by Bill Bumberry in  St. Louis, MO. 

5/12/11:  Resolving Trauma Without Drama:  New, Brief, Respectful and Effective Approaches to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  This workshop provided detailed philosophy and methods of working briefly and effectively with people who have been traumatized.  Speaker Bill O’Hanlon.  Sponsored by St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.  

9/20/10: The Ten Best Ever Anxiety Treatment Techniques.  Speaker Margaret Wehrenberg.  Presented by Pesi.  

9/15-9/16/10: Level I – Bridging the Couple Chasm.  Gottman Couples Therapy:  A Research Based Approach.  Sponsored by Family Therapy Institute of St. Louis and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in  St. Louis, MO.  

3/26-3/27/10:  Group Crisis Intervention.  Sponsored by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. in St. Louis, MO.  

3/12/09:  Risk Management for Clinicians:  The Nuts and Bolts of Legal and Ethical Practice.  Sponsored by Pesi in St. Louis, MO. 

8/7/08:  Under-recognized Grief.  Sponsored by Magellan Health Services in St. Louis, MO. 

8/20/08: Self Healing Practices of Yoga and Meditation:  A Prescription for Anxiety and Depression.  Presented by Pesi in St. Louis, MO.  

Teresa Kleffner holds a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has been in the field since 1995.  Teresa meets you where you currently are and helps you develop a vision for where you want to be. She recognizes that you are the expert on your life, and she can serve as a guide to assist you in reaching your goals.