Teresa Urbina

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Mental Health Therapist
San Antonio, Texas
8 years of experience
About me

Hello there! I'm Teresa Urbina, the founder of nurtuHER and a dedicated therapist specializing in supporting moms facing unique challenges during their transition into motherhood. Rejecting the notion that being a good mother requires sacrificing oneself, I embarked on this journey after experiencing the complexities of giving birth during a global pandemic. Navigating the isolation that often accompanies this new season of motherhood, I discovered my "why" in championing mamas to prioritize their mental health. Having personally weathered the chaos of sleepless nights and overwhelming days, I understand the struggles that can make you forget when you last had a shower. Motherhood is an incredible yet demanding journey, and my mission is to empower you to embrace both your role as a mom and your individual self.


Bachelor of Arts Psychology (2011)

Masters of Education, Counseling (2017)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso (2011)

Masters of Education in Counseling, University of Texas at El Paso (2017)

Certification and training

Perinatal Mental Health (2021)

EMDR (2017)

Perinatal Mental Health Trained (2021)

EMDR (2017)

Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Birth Trauma Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Evidence-Based Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Grief and Loss Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Postpartum Depression Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Psychotherapy Relaxation Techniques Reproductive Mental Health Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Support in Pregnancy Loss Telehealth Acculturation and Immigration Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Assertiveness Birth Trauma Codependency Issues Cognitive Processing Therapy Evidence-Based Care Evidence-Based Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy Grief and Loss Grief Counseling Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Motivational Interviewing Parenting Support Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Postpartum Depression Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Self-Actualization Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Stress Management Support in Pregnancy Loss Telehealth

English, Spanish

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Aetna Cigna Optum Health
Service introduction

Step into a world of empowered motherhood with nurtuHER! I'm Teresa Urbina, a dedicated perinatal mental health specialist here to guide and support mothers through the transformative journey of motherhood. I specialize in providing compassionate care for women facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulty adjusting to motherhood, mom guilt, and mom rage. In addition to perinatal mental health support, I am a certified RETAIN Parental Leave Coach. With evidence-based methodologies and practical tools, I help working parents and managers navigate the three phases of parental leave transition seamlessly and sustainably. This direct and personalized support has proven benefits, including decreased stress at work and home, improved communication, more equitable divisions of labor, enhanced sleep strategies, increased uptake of workplace resources, heightened sense of mattering, improved health and wellness (including perinatal mental health), ultimately creating a better experience for all. As a Fair Play Facilitator, my mission is to transform family dynamics by teaching moms and couples how to distribute domestic responsibilities equitably. I help make the invisible work visible, creating a system that honors the efforts of every family member. From coordinating schedules to managing household tasks, I guide you in building a foundation where responsibilities are shared, fostering balance and harmony in your family life. Join me on this transformative journey at nurtuHER, where we redefine motherhood, promote well-being, and empower you to thrive in every aspect of your maternal journey.

Ratings and reviews
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I have been working with Teresa for nearly 2 years. She has been a pivotal part of my growth during this time. I started working with her to heal from grief and our sessions have morphed to cover so much more. She hears everything that I say and responds with grace and just the right amount of push that I need to get over the obstacles in front of me. I look forward to sharing the small successes with her and she celebrates those with me. But she also makes sure to keep our time sacred and truly focus on what I *need.* She carries herself with a balance of friendliness and professionalism. I've come so far from where I was two years ago and I wouldn't be where I am today without her.

- Kara S.


Teresa has been an incredible Licensed Professional Counselor to me and has been instrumental in helping me heal through my self discovery journey. I have been working with Teresa for over a year now and the personal progress that I have made is thanks to her. She has been very patient and supportive during this journey. Being a first time mom, and going through a divorce was a very difficult time in my life. The demands that come with being a first time mom, caring for a newborn, as well as learning how to be the head of household was a challenging journey. I personally would suppress my emotions and values underneath piles and piles of work. I guess it was easier to deal with work and become a workaholic versus taking control of what I was actually going through in my personal life. I came to my breaking point February 2021 in which I did not understand who/what was important to me and most importantly who I was as a person anymore. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Teresa has helped me become aware of my emotions, challenge my negative thoughts, has helped me identify what my true values are and how to make them a priority, and is currently helping me process traumatic events in my life. Being a mom is hard work! Let alone being a single mom. However all of the hard work that I have been able to put into my mental wellness has helped me discover myself again and has helped me align my values. All of this was possible thanks to Teresa. Her kindness, patience, and experience have definitely made a huge improvement in my life. There are not enough words to express my gratitude towards her. I would, without a doubt, recommend Teresa’s services to any mom needing a little help in making herself a priority again and/or needing help with their mental wellness. Moms are superheroes! There is no task or obstacle too big or too small that they cannot deal with or handle. However, I have come to find out that even superheroes need help. So please prioritize you and take care of you. Once you have learned to take care of yourself, only then, will you also be able to take care of others.

- Yvette P.

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