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Teresa Petersen Mendoza, MS, LMFT

No matter what your life status – single, married, divorced, blending families – I’m here to assist. My therapeutic style focuses on helping clients to set goals and actively achieve solutions.

I empower clients to achieve success. Utilizing the most up-to-date research on the brain, human development, families and relationships, I encourage reduction of anxiety in clients to access creativity and effectively take action. This reduces stress and negativity, leading to lasting change within the client’s life.

verified by Psychology TodayUsing warmth and humor, I am able to engage clients quickly in the therapy, coaching or consultation process. My 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.

Therapy for parenting, relationships, blended families and divorce

Looking forward to working with you!


A former childcare provider, 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, 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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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.

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