Welcome! to the website of Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, a psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and author. We hope you find this site a valuable, practical tool—whether you’re seeking psychotherapy services, in a 12-Step recovery program, or looking to deepen your spiritual path through mindfulness practices.


Thérèse started as a psychotherapist in the late 1970s, training in family systems with the reputed Virginia Satir and Carl Whitaker. Since then, her work has evolved to integrate mindfulness-based therapies and the latest research in brain science. Her 35 years in the profession have given Thérèse a wealth of experience and insight about working with people. Read More


Thérèse was among the pioneers in recognizing the similarity between the 12-Step recovery programs and the ancient Buddhist path of mindfulness meditation. Her books integrate those techniques with the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, offering practical, easy-to-use-applications. Look for her newest publication in May 2016, A Kinder Voice: Releasing Your Inner Critic with Mindfulness Slogans.Read More

Speaker Facilitator

A recognized public speaker, Thérèse now spends much of her time speaking and leading workshops and retreats around the country. Look for her next appearance, a weekend retreat on “Making Conscious Contact: A Retreat on the Four Sublime Attitudes” at Hazelden’s Dan Anderson Renewal Center, November 13-15, 2015.Read More