How You Can Benefit

My "first" career as a consulting software engineer with Fortune 50s in the tech sector prepared me perfectly for my current career of over two decades as a psychotherapist and consultant specializing in Private Practice and Executive Development. 

We'll Start with a 20-Minute Free Consultation

I invite you to contact me for a free consultation.  During our time together, we'll have an opportunity to discuss your goals and vision and see if we're a good match and how I might best be able to help you. My consultation is concierge-style in that it's customized to meet your needs in the most expeditious manner and provide you access when you need me.  

I am selective about whom I work with; because strategy and execution are key to creating the practice of your dreams, your motivation and willingness to work are critical to our success together.


Teresa Lauer, LMHC
Psychotherapist, Consultant & Trainer
Founder, Grow Your Therapy Practice
With well over two decades of experience with Silicon Valley Fortune 50s and an additional 16,000 therapy client hours, I help you project manage the growth of your therapy practice.  Together, we'll create real-life, effective strategies specific to your goals for your practice that don't waste your time and energy and are customized for your niche, marketing strengths and personality, and time!  

My areas of consultation expertise include:

Niche Development

Selecting a niche or niches for your private practice is one of the most important issues to address as a therapist. I have expertise in helping my clients establish or integrate new niches into existing practices, starting new practices fresh out of graduate school and creating an exit strategy for those approaching retirement.

Marketing, Social Media and Technology

If just the thought of technology and the role it plays within your therapy practice fills you with a sense of dread or anxiety (or even boredom!) I'm confident that I can help you overcome these feelings in order to take your practice to the next level.  We offer expertise in website design and technology solutions, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), marketing solutions and content writing.  In addition, we are pleased to offer a Social Media team specializing in all the major platforms and marketing functions that your practice may require.

Financial Behavior Training

I have been working in the area of Financial Behavior for several decades and have yet to find a niche that's more life-changing, it seems!  There are several areas of Financial Behavior that I specialize in:  First, I bring training to therapists interested in adding Financial Behavior to their own practice and second, I consult with therapists interested in working on their own Financial Behavior issues. If you feel as if you've taken a "vow of poverty" in becoming a therapist, please call me today to begin taking a look at "money scripts" that may be holding you back from the practice of your dreams!

Thank you for your interest!

I take your confidence in my ability to help you, very seriously. Our relationship begins with you learning a little about me, my training and expertise. If you have any questions at all about my background or qualifications as a licensed psychotherapist, please don't hesitate to ask! 

I'm very selective with whom I work as my time, and yours, is very valuable. If, after our consultation, I may still be able to help in pointing you to resources and information that may benefit you.



  • University of San Francisco, Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology 
  • Thomas Edison State College, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & English


2017, 2012 (Revision/Development of Course in Process)
  • How to Be a Couple: Sex, Love & Marriage:  Relationship Secrets from First Glance to Everlasting Romance!  (Co-Authored with Sheila Kreifels, LMFT)
  • The Family Guide to Children with Disabilities  (Co-Authored with Mika Adams, M.Ed.)
2013, 2005
  • Sex Offenders: Revealed
  • Autism, ADHD & Neurofeedback:  6 Powerful Strategies to Increase Your Child's Peak Performance  (Co-Authored with Lisa Enneis, LMFT)
  • What Is PTSD? 3 Steps To Healing Trauma  (Co-Authored with Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D.)
  • The Truth About Rape (Korean Edition):  Emotional, Physical, Spiritual & Sexual Recovery from Rape  
  • Healing After The Loss of Your Pet (DVD)
  • Rape Recovery Video Program (DVD)
  • Bonding: A Journal To Bring You Closer to Your Mom 
  • Therapy Resource Directory for Mental Health Professionals
  • Business Practice Directory for Mental Health Professionals
  • The Truth About Rape (English Edition):  Emotional, Physical, Spiritual & Sexual Recovery from Rape  
  • Hours of Torture, Years of Silence: My Soul Was the Scene of the Crime 


  • "Rape Trauma Syndrome in Intimate Relationships"  (AAMFT Family Therapy Magazine)
  • "Pelvic Pain and Treatment Modalities for Same"
  • "How to Make Your Therapy a Success" 
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