Teresa Deck received her B.S from Baylor University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma Since 2002 she has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and an approved LPC Supervisor. In addition to her therapeutic knowledge and years of clinical experience she is also EMDR and PIT (Post Induction Therapy) trained therapist. During her remarkable 23 year career in the behavioral health field, she has been an advocate for individuals who have experienced life with mental health, addiction, childhood trauma, and dysfunctional relationships. So, you can imagine that joining the team at Green Shoe Foundation in 2016 was, and still is, a perfect fit.
One thing Teresa will tell you is, “ An individual’s value and worth is innate. It’s not about what’s wrong with you, but more important is what happened to you during those first 18 years of life, and the meaning and stories you make up about yourself ”. This truly underlines why she is the heart and soul of Green Shoe.
Teresa’s faith and family are her foundations, especially when it’s time to put on her Gigi hat. When she is not advocating for mental health awareness, you can find her at home reading or baking, especially birthday cakes to help celebrate your day of joy. So, aside from signing up for a Green Shoe retreat, be sure to ask her for her favorite cake recipe, she has quite a few and they are all delicious.