Hello! My name is Teresa (she/her/ella)
I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and founder of PachaYaku Therapy. I was born in Peru and I identify as indigenous, more specifically, as Quechua. I named my practice in Quechua in honor of my ancestors. I spent 10 years of my life living in the mountains of Huancayo and then migrated to New Jersey and then finally to North Carolina.
I received my masters in social work from UNC-Chapel Hill. I gained my clinical experience at different trauma sites, the domestic violence center in Orange County, the Compass Center for Women and Families, Psychiatric Emergency Services at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative. I have experience and passion working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I specialize in working with racialized first and second generation folx with identity issues, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. I also have experience working with undocumented folx and the LGBTQIA+ community, adolescents (16+) and adults.
I have provided support to folx in both individual and collective healing. My intention is to meet people where they are at in their process and promote growth, self-compassion, self-awareness and exploration of mind-body and spirit connection.
I will be providing therapy under the supervision and mentorship of Marisol Perez, LCSW.