Counsellor Teresa Groen, BA, MDiv, RP is a professionally trained counselor who is thoughtful and empathetic, and is an attentive listener.
She is committed to a client-centred approach where the well-being and needs of her clients are the primary focus.
Whether the presenting issue is mental, emotional, relational or spiritual, Teresa’s goal is to come alongside the individual, couple or family, and facilitate an understanding of underlying issues, help set and implement goals, and monitor outcomes.
With a specialization in counselling to youth and young adults, Teresa is passionate about assisting her clients to navigate through the transitions and challenges of life stages.
Teresa’s Personal Life
Teresa and her husband are the parents of 3 sons and 2 daughters. Together they enjoy the busyness that their teens and young adults bring into the family home.
When Teresa is not in the counselling office she spends time helping her husband manage the family farm or volunteering in a leadership capacity at her local church.
During her spare time Teresa enjoys biking, walks in the park, gardening, hiking the Niagara Escarpment, Scrabble games and cozy nights by the fireside.
Background & Qualifications
- Master of Divinity – Counselling (Heritage Theological Seminary)
- Bachelor of Arts – Elementary Education (Redeemer University College)
- Bachelor of Arts (Calvin College)
- Enrich Canada – Certified Marriage & Pre-Marital Counsellor
- General Member of Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- Actively pursues continuing education & professional development
- Private Practice with Patmos Counselling & Associates since 2011
- On-campus Counsellor at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON
- Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
- 15 years of experience mentoring young women
- Married since 1985, mother of 5 young adults, active in leadership development at local church
“Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.”
Viktor E. Frankl