Teresa Petersen Mendoza, MS, LMFT

No matter what your life status – single, married, divorced, blending families – I’m here to help. In therapy, you can expect to get help setting goals and actively achieving solutions.

How Teresa works

Therapy for parenting, relationships, blended families and divorce

Looking forward to working with you!

Teresa works with families and individuals much like yours to find solutions and help effect change, quickly!

As a wife, mother and stepmother, Teresa understands the complexities of balancing family and life. Her specialties include Parenting, Relationships, Divorce Recovery and Post-Divorce/Blended Family Adjustment, and helping you live better with less anxiety. Teresa can help you and your family live better.

Using warmth and humor, Teresa is able to engage clients quickly in the therapy, coaching or consultation process. A direct approach enhances focus and vision. Clients take an active role in developing goals and crafting a therapeutic relationship. This adaptive process encourages independence and buy-in from clients and results in lasting change.

A focus on the family with real results – empowering you for success

At Family SOS, we focus on the whole family system. We empower clients to achieve success and feel better about their life. Utilizing the most up-to-date research on human development, families and relationships, clients reduce stress and negativity and find their own footing.

Utilizing the most up-to-date research on the brain, human development, families and relationships, we will work towards enabling you to reduce anxiety, access your own creativity and effectively take action to make your life better. Our goal is to empower you to make lasting change in your life.


verified by Psychology TodayA former Employee Assistance Program professional, Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy with a background in Human Development, I have worked with families for more than 20 years. My goal is to help families find strategic approaches to relational issues.

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 from Purdue University, with a focus on parenting in families with chronic illness .

  • 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.

Get Help Now – In Person or Online Sessions

To make an appointment, call now, or just fill out the form and click Send. Appointments are available in our offices in Geneva, IL. Our practice offers online appointments as well as face-to-face sessions.