Teresa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been in private practice for 30 years (9 years in California and 21 years in North Carolina). She has a wide range of experience with many different populations. She specializes in Marriage and Family Counseling, Maternal Child Health, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse Counseling along with Individual Counseling. She offers unique conflict resolution strategies for Couples and parents. She provides innovative play therapy and art therapy for children and challenging teens.

Teresa's treatment modalities of choice are Brief, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with other modalities which are personalized for the most optimal outcome of her clients. She treats the following disorders: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Women's Issues, Separation and Divorce Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Coping with Disabilities and various Life Transitions.

Teresa is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as a participating member of the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Teresa and Michael have been happily married for 34 years.


Michael Tinklenberg, MAEd, CSAC is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor ( NCSAPPB) and the Office Manager of Family Concepts & Communications, PC. He believes that each of us has the capacity to find healing from whatever trauma or emotional scars we have experienced in our lives. Michael's modalities of choice include: Brief, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness training, along with other modalities. Michael offers treatment for the following disorders: Substance Abuse/ Addiction issues and how these may effect Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Grief, Men's Issues, among others. Michael is an instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. He also supervises Elementary Student Teacher Interns for East Carolina University as a NC Reading Specialist. He has been teaching at the college level for the past 11 years at ECU, UNCW and CCCC. Prior to that he taught Elementary School for 18 years (9 years in CA and 9 years in NC).

We are preferred providers for BlueCross BlueShield and Tricare Insurance for office visits and tele-health/ video counseling.

Teresa and Michael also Co-Chair a NARANON Meeting each week.

Besides working with our clients, (which we love!), we enjoy spending time with our family and friends, our 2 cats and yellow Labrador, visiting the beach and many other beautiful places in NC and beyond!


237 Riverbend Rd

Jacksonville, NC 28540

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 9AM - 8PM

Fri- 9AM-2PM

Sat- Sun: Closed

Appointment Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 10AM - 8PM

Fri- 10AM-2PM

Sat- Sun: Closed

Call today for an appointment.


Preferred Providers for Tricare and Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cash, credit and local checks accepted.