I'm Teresa Papadopoulos, a Certified Trauma Informed Holistic Life and Wellness Coach, Bodyworker and Energy healer.

I founded Breakthru Wellness Coaching + Bodywork years ago to support busy, stressed out professional women take back their time, regain their energy and find grounding in even the most chaotic moments of life.

My Mission

is to help as many women as I can to find the connection and safety in their body and mind so they can live healthy lives and thrive in a grounded and deeply self secure way

I use a synergy of Energy healing and Bodywork, Somatics, Psychology based tools and traditional Wellness Coaching

to help heal old wounds and release old stories so my clients can find lasting wellness from the inside out.


I am a third culture kid. Growing up, I struggled with a sense of identity and belonging with a multi-cultural background and living in a country that neither of my parents were from or where I was born. I also navigated a challenging family dynamic with strict rules and expectations.

This impacted my self worth and I often felt like there was just something about me that just wasn’t “good enough.” That led me to rebel and make choices as a young woman that did not align with my higher self.

I worked in the highly masculine, over achieving publishing world in London and literally made myself sick each year for a month at a time.

It all changed for me when I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. It was at this point I knew I had to take stock and make some serious and PERMANENT changes from the inside out.

The Spark

I initially discovered yoga and meditation in 2003 and have always had a passion for psychology. After learning to support clients with healing modalities like Reiki, Massage therapy and Health Coaching for many years, I realized that there was a disconnect in the “outside in” approach I was using.

It wasn’t until I learned the value and practice of self awareness, nervous system regulation and somatic release work that I truly got to a place of deep self love and self trust that I had been longing to achieve for so many years.

I left a toxic work environment, got healthy, left an abusive relationship, married an amazing man, naturally birthed two healthy kids and have been running my own business in alignment with my own values, but it wasn't always easy.

I am now grounded into a way to live and love myself that is truly holistic and with a depth that all of the other modalities I originally discovered only touched upon.

I want it to be easy for you to get to where you are going without the struggle and the time it took for me to get there.

My Journey


I have Certifications in Integrative Somatic Parts Work and Internal Family Systems with the Embody Lab and have graduated as a Certified Elementum Master Life Coach in 2022


My Integrative Health Coach training and Master of Arts comes from the California Institute of Integral Studies (2015) and the Institute for Life Coach Training with an emphasis on Somatics, Positive Psychology and Resilience training.


I hired my first coach to help me with digestive issues in 2013 and decided to become one myself!


I went on to study manual massage therapy and Lomi Lomi with over 620 hours of training at the Hawaii Healing Arts Center in Hawaii in 2006.


I received my Reiki Level I and II attunement in London in 2004 and studied directly with Grand Master Phyllis Lei Furumoto in Hawaii in 2006.

My Training And Body Of Work Is Centered Around:

  • Being Trauma Informed
  • Somatic Release Work
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Parts Therapy/Internal Family Systems
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Masculine/Feminine Energetics
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Reiki/ Energy Work
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
    (including weight loss, stress management and diabetes prevention)

I am a lifelong learner

Some Random Fun Facts About Me:

  • I was on the Human Rights Commission in 1995 for Rwanda at the Hague Model United Nations.

  • Acted in the movie “Derailed” alongside the RZA and Clive Owen.

  • I was a fire dancer and a hula hoop performer in Hawaii and on the Travel Channel “Extreme Sports” episode.

  • My favorite book is, “Women Who Run With The Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

  • Traveled to Romania and the Ukraine on a C130 military Cargo plane when I was a Junior and Senior in High School to do outreach at/rebuild orphanages there.

Let's Work Together

Revive Your

Vital Spark

A 90 minute Deep Dive Experience to heal old wounds, draw insight and connections and recalibrate to your truest essence and authentic self with lasting results.

Breakthru Bodywork

An in person synergy of life coaching, somatic bodywork and energy healing to release and recalibrate what is stuck and create more freedom physically and emotionally for one specific issue.


1:1 Coaching

A 4 or 8 month custom pathway with weekly video coaching and daily access, including ALL of my tools for you to create a committed pathway to get you to your health and wellness goals.

Listen to what my past clients have to say about working with me...

Do you wish you could feel balanced when certain challenges come up?

Do you want to feel relaxed in your body and have enough energy throughout the day?

You deserve to live a vibrant, grounded life!

Lauren H.

“I am very quick to criticize myself for negative circumstances. Instead, with Teresa, I have come to really harness the power of not dwelling on the past and focusing on what I can do right now in the moment.

Teresa helped me to focus on the things I am accomplishing and am doing well rather than focusing on what isn't getting done or what is going wrong.

I felt challenged and really motivated myself to use the tools from our coaching sessions.

Now I have techniques that I practice in my daily life to help me cope with stress and anxiety that comes up. I found Teresa's Reiki to be very beneficial!

Overall the program was really eye opening and helped to ground me.”

Senior Manager Customer Advocacy & Retention

Hannah H.

"Teresa is instantly likable, easy to talk to and has an aura that lights up the room! I loved our time together.

I was lacking confidence and needed guidance in recognizing and giving up my old stories. I loved being able to get comfortable opening up to them with Teresa, take a deeper look at their meaning and take bigger steps towards my ideal life.

I believe in myself now and work on things that truly bring me peace and joy. I stay grounded and am ok with wanting what I want but also staying in the present moment.

Teresa is amazing! Thank you so much”

Professional Boudoir Photographer

Jennifer B.

"Teresa is one of those coaches that helps you dig deeper than you expected, go to places you were afraid to go, and emerge feeling healed in a way you never thought possible.

Our work together changed my life.

Teresa has a gentle yet confident approach that allowed me to feel comfortable and safe. Through our work, I was able to identify and work through trauma that had been keeping me blocked for decades. I am so grateful for her."

Life and Recovery Coach

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