Teresa Tidwell has been a social worker at Lutheran Hospice since 2013. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and completed additional coursework focusing on special education and deviant behavior of children from the University of South Carolina. She also earned a Certificate of Gerontology and a Master of Social Work from USC. She is licensed as an LMSW by the State of SC Board of Social Work Examiners.
She has worked with hospice patients and their families for 22 years. She has worked in the community as well as in an inpatient hospice house setting.
She has been a volunteer counselor for the children's bereavement camp Brett's Rainbow, has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the Kids' College Program at USC, at Hendley Homes where she tutored disadvantaged youth and helped coordinate an end of the year field day for the children and their families, and she has been a volunteer at CM Tucker Center.
She has been the recipient of a Regional Circle of Care Award twice across an eight-state area for a previous hospice company in 2006. She was also named in the Biltmore Who's Who in 2008 for her work.
She has presented several times in the community about grief and loss.
Working with hospice patients and their families is her calling, and it is rewarding and is an honor to work with this population. She has also been a Field Preceptor for MSW student interns.
She and her husband have two teenage sons who are Eagle Scouts. She loves spending time outdoors.