Teresa Theophano, LCSW, is a community mental health program director, psychotherapist, and trainer specializing in work with older adults. She has a long history of working with the LGBTQ+ community in New York City around issues of mental health, wellness, housing, and homelessness, and she spent several years helping lead SAGE’s Care Management department in providing direct services to LGBTQ+ older adults.
Teresa holds a Master’s degree from Hunter College School of Social Work—now known as Silberman—and has SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) certification. She has taught as an adjunct professor at NYC College of Technology and delivered LGBTQ+ cultural competency trainings to both students and faculty at NYC public schools. Teresa is the co-editor of Headcase: LGBTQ+ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness (Oxford University Press, 2019) and an editor and contributing writer at The Affirmative Couch, a sexuality-, gender-, and relationship-expansive psychotherapy training website.
Teresa is passionate about helping to increase awareness of LGBTQ+ aging concerns and to ensure that older adult populations receive affirmative care in New York City and beyond.