Téa Del Rio
Téa Del Rio, B.A., is a Counseling Intern who utilizes a strengths-based and client-centered approach to counseling while utilizing a variety of interventions and theories such as person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and family systems. Téa is open to working with clients ages 14 and up for individual, couples and family counseling.
Téa emphasizes the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance between her and her clients in order for her clients to feel supported, comforted, and truly seen for who they are. Her primary goal is for clients to feel safe in order to further explore their thoughts and feelings. Téa encourages collaboration throughout the therapeutic process and believes that the client is the expert in their own life. She believes that clients who take an active role in therapy will help foster growth and change within themselves. Téa’s primary role is to be a support for her clients and to help them find peace and acceptance. She believes that with peace comes fulfillment in one’s life.
Education and Experience
Téa graduated Cum Laude from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. During her time at Penn State, she was inducted into the International Honor Society in Psychology and was recognized as a distinguished member. She also was a part of THON, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, as emotional support towards families impacted by childhood cancer, as well as peers dancing in the 46-hour dance marathon.
Téa is currently working towards her Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Duquesne University, a CACREP-accredited university located here in Pittsburgh. She is also a member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. Prior to joining the Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh, Téa was a counseling intern at SPHS Behavioral Health where she was seeing adolescents, adults, and couples, as well as conducting group therapy. She has experience working with depression, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders and life transitions, stress management, trauma, and relational and marital issues.
Hobbies and Interests
Originally from Lehigh County, PA, Téa loves to explore her new home in Pittsburgh with her cat, Moon Pie. Much of her free time involves music, as she sings, plays guitar, and loves discovering new artists. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, and reading.
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