Theresa Grzeslo, AM, LCSW

I’m a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver but you can also call me a Harm Reducer, Calm Cultivator, and Belonging Booster

I support people who have experienced trauma in reducing the impact it has on their lives and relationships. My ideal clients are those struggling to break patterns or behaviors that are the result of past trauma, oppression, invalidation, or intergenerational harm.

I believe therapy can benefit everyone and together we can create a space that works best for you and your needs. Everyone has the ability to heal from tremendous hardship in life, we just need to find the right ingredients that allow us to thrive and move closer to our goals and values. If you choose to work with me your wisdom and life experiences will always be valued and seen as a resource!

Harm Reducer

Do you struggle to cope with feelings of powerlessness, worry, or constantly feeling overwhelmed? We all have learned tools for surviving and coping that may have been necessary or useful in certain contexts, but are not serving you in other areas of your life. Together we can work to explore how to reduce harmful behaviors and learn to expand the number of options you have for coping. Discover how to build self-awareness and respond with mindfulness and compassion towards yourself and others. Let’s challenge old patterns and pave the way for new ones.

Calm Cultivator

Anxiety and trauma triggers can often have a powerful influence over our lives and actions, causing us to miss out on many of the experiences we want in life. I will work with you to learn about the root of these triggers and how trauma, systemic, and intergenerational harm impacts you, your body, and your interactions. We will get creative with both cognitive and somatic based tools and find the most effective ways to increase your ability to stay centered in the face of distress, advocate for your needs, and set boundaries with others.

Belonging Booster

If you’ve ever struggled to find your place in groups or society in general, you are NOT alone. For many folks who have marginalized identities, have experienced invalidating environments, or trauma, it can really impact your sense of identity and belonging. Access to spaces and relationships where you feel seen and valued are critical to our wellbeing. We will work to cultivate more spaces in your life where you can create authentic supportive connections as well as building that sense of belonging and self-acceptance within yourself.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s: I earned my B.A. in Applied Psychology and Human Development at Boston College
  • Master’s: I earned my A.M. degree in Clinical Social Work at University of Chicago
  • Training: I have received training in Anti-Oppressive Practice, Collaborative Problem Solving, DBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and various trauma trainings including using the Collaborative Change Model for Treating Complex Trauma, and Fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing

More about me

I recently moved from Chicago to Denver to pursue my love of getting outside and exploring all the beauty of nature and the outdoors. When not out hiking with my dogs and partner, you can find me watching stand-up comedy, doing DIY projects, trying out new foods and being involved in social activism!

Pronouns are she/her/hers

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