Theresa (Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Professional/facilitator) is an LDA, BSE, adopted person in recovery.  She is the owner of BALANCE Recovery Consultation and creator of “Tai Chi 4 Recovery”.  She currently serves as the Senior Director of Recovery Education and Training for Friends of Recovery – New York, and is registered with the ASAP-NYCB trainer registry

Theresa has over 30 years of professional experience in addiction recovery.  She has worked as a clinician, program director, recovery coach, peer professional trainer and community educator and was a clinical supervisor when she developed TCR.   Theresa co-facilitated Adoptee Paths to Recovery peer support meeting for NAAP with David B. Bohl from 2022-2023.     

She earned her BA in psychology at UAlbany in 1984 and completed holistic medicine and Tai Chi training at Green Mountain Institute; College of Oriental Medicine in 2000.  She is a former substance use disorder counselor in New York (CASAC; 1997 – 2014) and Arizona (CADAC; 2014 -2017). Theresa is a daily practitioner of meditation and has been teaching self -awareness, self-care, meditation, and Tai Chi since 2001.  TaiChi4Recovery@gmail.comFacebook , Instagram , LinkedInYouTubeWEBSITE