Rev. Theresa Bimka
Therese Bimka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, artist, educator, and Interfaith Minister, ordained at One Spirit in 2008. Therese has worked in the Human Potential field for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience working with children, families, adolescents and adults, both in private practice and within social service and educational settings. As an administrator, Therese created and supervised a number of agency-based programs in NYC and has supervised graduate social work students, art education majors, guidance counselors, and spiritual counselors. For two decades, Therese has pursued training in a wide range of psycho -spiritual practices including meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology, Gestalt, Jungian (Sandplay Therapy), Expressive Arts, Guided Visualizations, Process Oriented Therapy, and Dream Work. Therese enjoys publishing and lecturing, and has presented at a number of regional and national conferences. She has a full time private practice in Brooklyn New York and in the Hudson Valley area where she lives in the woods with her husband, teenage son and her cute dog – Buddy. As part of her ministry, Therese has been offering Restorative Justice counseling for violent offenders who have been incarcerated with life sentences. This work has been profoundly gratifying, affirming that healing and transformation are possible under all circumstances.