Teresa Lodato

I am a lover of people, relationships, connection and communication.  From a very young age I was fascinated by people of all walks of life, different cultures, languages and lifestyles left me curious and wanting to know more.  I’ve spent my life exploring, traveling and meeting people, experiencing cultures, traditions, communities and relationships. My curiosity about people, why they do the things they do, how their beliefs are formed and what motivates them is of immense interest to me.  This worldview perspective means I’m also open minded and non judgmental.  It is safe for you to bring whatever your heart desires to our sessions, in fact I ask that you do.

 I was a divorced woman who found love online and overcame the statistics by marrying the love of my life in my forties. We now live in the San Francisco Bay Area as a blended family: one child from each of our marriages and a surprise child born in 2016. I enjoy hiking, yin yoga, spending time with friends, playing golf, volunteering with local animal assisted therapy groups and serving on various boards for patient support and therapy programs.  As a working mom, I have a lot to balance. The most important thing is keeping my priorities in line and maintaining the skill set to maneuver the complexities of this modern day love affair!  

Throughout my life,  I worked in male dominated industries which gave me a great deal of insight into male and female psyches and helped form the perspectives I hold.  Over the past few years I worked with other top relationship experts like Alison Armstrong and Evan Marc Katz,  who have done extensive research from a psychological, as well as societal/personal viewpoint.  It turns out their conclusions about how men and women relate are beliefs and perspectives I naturally hold through my own experience.  My own studies and research came to the forefront while in graduate school studying Psychology (Counseling and Consciousness & Transformative Studies) and also during training and certification through CTI (Co-Active Training Institute).  Because of vast experience, both research and experiential based, I am able to bring many tools to our sessions in order to assist with your relationship and transition needs.