Teresa (Terry) Ortiz, MSW, LCSW
A bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist, Terry specializes in couples therapy, especially post-affair therapy. Adultery leaves deep wounds, mistrust and judgment abound. Healing from its devastation and trauma, and redeveloping trust, is a steep task. The underlying problem might be a breach in the relationship, perhaps one that neither person realized. Terry helps couples identify the true challenges in their marriage, take ownership of their own roles, and move towards resolution and healing.
For couples headed for breakup, Terry provides separation and divorce therapy to manage the accompanying pain, sadness, and anger. This counseling is especially helpful when children are involved. She works with partners both separately and together.
Terry also specializes in treating people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many of her clients seek help following sexual assault(s), domestic violence, witnessing a death or serious injury, etc. Additionally, Terry works as a crisis responder for some Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. In this type of work, Terry goes into companies, banks, restaurants, etc. when there have been sudden deaths, robberies, serious injuries and helps impacted employees work through their immediate and sometimes complex grief responses.
Terry is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Also, she has been trained in Holographic Memory Resolution (HMR) Therapy and recently completed five intensive training weekends in Brainspotting Therapy.
Terry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelors in Education from UWM. She presently works at Trillium Care Group, LLC in West Allis, Wisconsin.
- Experiential Psychotherapy
- Anthem BCBS
- Managed Health Network
- United Behavioral Health
- United Healthcare