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Terésa Stern

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26 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11242-1126
United States of America

About Terésa Stern

My first priority is building a trusting, safe relationship with you, and therapy starts with your strengths. If you feel shut down, anxious, fearful, depressed, overwhelmed, or hypervigilant, we can work together to help you restore your best self. Through a safe environment and trusting therapeutic relationship, you'll have the opportunity to use your whole self -- body, mind, and emotional awareness -- to make the changes you seek. Finding compassion for yourself is key to healing. I focus on helping people with histories of childhood trauma, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, attachment rupture, loss, and race and gender identity issues. I can also help people renegotiate single traumatic events such as car accidents, falls, natural disasters, surgery, or assault. I work with adult individuals, children, and families. I'm trained in Internal Family Systems and often use IFS in combination with SE. I'm also trained in Theraplay, a modality for children with attachment difficulties, and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy, which helps children resolve trauma and restore emotional and behavioral balance. I have found that most child-friendly modalities—like play, dance/movement, and rhythm—are also useful for adults. With my SE colleague Marice Maldari, I am co-director of Mindful Parenting Brooklyn, a resource for children and parents.


  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • LGBT
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

LMSW, SEP, IFS Therapist

Professional Certifications:

Rape Crisis Counselor; Child and Adolescent Trauma Training; Yoga Dance instructor; Street Yoga instructor; Project Joy Playmaker; trained in Theraplay and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART). Approved to provide personal sessions to SE trainees at Beginning and Intermediate Levels.

Business Phone

(646) 308-1530


Mobile Phone

(646) 308-1530


Insurance Accepted



Contact Terésa Stern by phone: (646) 308-1530 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.