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Echo News T.V. L.L.C. Business Spotlights on: Called to Heal Meet Teresa Buxton, LCSW

December 16, 2023

Picture Source: Encouragement Counseling L.L.C. Photo of Teresa Buxton Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

When one goes on the website of Encouragement Counseling, serenity and calmness overtakes the senses. An air of tranquility and peacefulness permeates the mind, and the observer is automatically swept into a cloud of blissfulness by a warm, spiritual breeze. It is apparent that the owner and operator of the site is a warm, embracing therapist who views her profession as one of healing and wholeness.

Encountering The Healer

Let’s become acquainted with the “healer.” To meet Ms. Teresa Buxton is to meet a brilliant, caring, warm, and extremely compassionate woman. Her calm demeaner and soothing voice puts one at ease and makes one willing to embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery. Teresa is an attentive listener and takes each client’s life and experiences esoterically as she recognizes that each person is indeed an individual and is probably understood by a very small circle of people. Because Teresa is a consummate professional and extremely competent, it doesn’t take her long to enter that small circle. Though Ms. Buxton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced clinical certificates, she is able to see beyond the clinical needs of the person, and peer into the spiritual needs of the client. As a client of Ms. Buxton, one will be availed of the full array of techniques that are designed to identify and correct unproductive behavioral patterns and enhance good and beneficial attributes. After many years of experience, education and intense study, Teresa opened her own private practice, Encouragement Counseling L.L.C in January of 2021. Teresa works with individuals and groups, and she has recently expanded her business to include corporate wellness consulting and holistic wellness coaching. Teresa is also open to and proficient with alternative methods of healing.

Leaving no stone unturned

Teresa has proven to be a protean clinician who is equally comfortable with incorporating the whole person in her practice. Not only is Teresa a healer of the mind, but she is also a healer of a broken spirit. She engages in such techniques as “sound therapy”, breathing techniques, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), to name just a few. On October 1, 2023, Teresa launched the Mindful Living Community where she leads guided meditations and incorporates these holistic practices in a safe and supportive group setting. Teresa is educated in her craft, she is profoundly skilled, and has over twenty-five years of experience in her profession. However, she does not rely on her experience, skill, or education as she practices her craft. She depends wholeheartedly on her relationship with God. While conversing with Teresa it doesn’t take long before she professes her faith. She sees her connection to God as the underpinning to her practice and indeed her life. As she explains, “God is the foundation, in everything I do I pray that He goes before me”.

Her foundational scripture is 1Timothy 1:12, (I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do His work! He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve.” Teresa is extremely spiritual and her faith in Christ shines through in everything she does. Her clients, regardless of their faith or lack thereof, will feel her warm and caring spirit and soulfully respond to her, and her compassion. Teresa views her profession as her ministry. A ministry to which she was called at a very young age, and to which is exceedingly faithful. Her “purpose” shone brightly when she was but a teenager as her friends and even light acquaintances would often pull her to the side to speak to her regarding their issues. She always felt comfortable comforting and counseling people. As a youngster she was wise beyond her years. She always felt a spiritual connection with everyone who sought her counsel. Each client who contacts her is viewed as having come from God. When it comes to healing and helping her clients, Teresa leaves no stone unturned.

Eyewitness to Excellence

This writer has personally known Ms. Buxton for thirty years. I have personally witnessed her passion and innate love for people. I’ve experienced her unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I’ve witnessed her compassion for everyone she meets. It was clear to me back then that there was a calling on her life, and that she was formed in the womb for such a task as this. Teresa is married with two adult children and a grandson over whom she lovingly dotes.

The Echo, New Jersey’s oldest African American newspaper, supports Teresa in her quest to heal everyone who reaches out to her and experience this dynamite therapist. We enthusiastically encourage our readers to visit her website and learn more about Teresa and what she does. We believe you would be delighted with what you discover.

Teresa can be reached at her website:

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