Blended Family Issues, Conflict Management, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Family Support, Forgiveness, Life Transitions, Marriage, Online Dating, Parenting, Step Father / Stepdad, Step Mother / Stepmom, Step Parent, Stepfamilies, Workplace Issues



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Counselor/Therapist, Dating Coach, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter

About Teresa Petersen Mendoza

I understand how it feels to be stuck. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, chronically single, or navigating the changes of a blended family. I've been there, that was my life. By combining life experience and education, I found happiness and success. I've made it my life's goal to help others do the same. 

Not all therapists and coaches are made the same. I engage clients quickly in the change process. I'm direct and my goal is to get you feeling better, making changes and moving forward - ASAP!  

Education and Licensure:

I have more than 20 years experience working with family and organizational systems. After earning a Bachelor’s in Family and Individual Development from Northern Illinois University, I obtained my Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family, with a focus on parenting in families with chronic illness, through Purdue University.

  • Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Member of the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.



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