Dr. Johnnie (John) Terrell

Psychologist

About Me

I am a licensed psychologist in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida. I have 38 years of experience in working with individuals and families. During my career, I have been the director of hospital units and operated private practices in three states. I have experience in working with individuals from basically all walks of life. I have assisted individuals who have struggled with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, trauma, career issues, OCD, ADHD, emotional abuse, and a variety of other trying and difficult life challenges. I have found that life is sometimes very tough and challenging no matter who we are or where we are on life’s journey.
The core of my therapy style consists of two combined words: “grace/acceptance.” I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with the utmost kindness, acceptance, and care by someone who is safe. My life goal, not only as a psychologist but also as a human being, is to treat every person with grace and kindness. A huge aspect of my style is patience and listening. From a clinical standpoint, I would probably best be described as interpersonal and compassionate in approach. I also use cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive strategies and thoughts to assist in the therapeutic process. Additionally, I incorporate a host of other thoughts and strategies that I have gleaned from both secular and non-secular writers over the years. My goal is always to treat everyone as a person with differing needs, thoughts, feelings, goals, and struggles. I do not believe that one technique, strategy, or approach fits all. I am constantly learning and trying to improve so that I can better myself and others. My approach is as a professional and human who has experienced a host of challenges and struggles himself. My thrust is to help each person realize that there is hope, even if they currently feel hopeless and at wits end.
Again, all of these techniques are woven into a package that I like to term as a grace (favoring whether one believes that they deserve it or not) or acceptance-oriented approach.
For many individuals, it is difficult to step out and seek help; and I understand that, because I am human and have practiced in the field of psychology for more than three decades. I think that the question that often comes to our minds as we take such a risk has to do with safety, that is, will the person I talk to be safe and not judge, criticize, or think poorly of me. My goal initially is to answer that question and continue to answer it via my behaviors and comments with, “No, I will strive to make this a safe and beneficial experience for you. I will treat you with acceptance and grace in the same way that I want to be treated.”
Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you. If not, please continue to search for someone that you believe can be of help to you. If you are struggling, please don’t go it alone!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Forgiveness , Hoarding , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IN Psychologist 20042036A

KY Psychologist 130424

FL Psychologist PY 10787


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Johnnie (John) Terrell. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr Terrell is extremely resourceful, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He is genuine and makes a huge effort to find the right approach, always offers different perspectives and advice, but also leaves a lot of space for one to find their own inner therapist through these sessions. He has helped me tremendously, I could not recommend him enough.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

He listens! He allows you to be yourself and God allows him to encourage me during these tragic events I have face.Thank you!

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He’s awesome.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr Terrell has created excellent rapport and has built safe environment for me to share all my thoughts. He is always understanding, non judgemental and caring

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Dr. Terrell is very knowledgeable and experienced and is willing and able to tailor therapy based on the needs of his patient.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Terrell is an amazing person whom has guided me through past trauma and allowed me to reclaim parts of my mental health I thought were gone. Thanks Doc!

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Well educated and very thoughtful

Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

The best therapist out there. He really listens to everything you share with no judgement. I really enjoy our sessions and I wasn’t even a big fan of therapy before.

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr. Terrell is the best therapist ever.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Dr Terrell has helped me reclaim my mental health and well-being and rediscover what happiness is.
He is supremely compassionate, non-judgemental, supportive and encouraging at all times. I cannot thank Betterhelp and Dr Terrell enough for the vast difference therapy has made in my life. I am able to approach a wide variety of situations with the confidence that I can email un-ruffled and emotionally in the driver's seat.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr Terrell has helped me more than any other therapist I have seen in the past. He is a good listener, doesn’t make me feel like I’m stupid and explains things well. It was really important for me to find a Christian therapist and Dr Terrell has the right balance for me here too. Thank you Dr Terrell you are truly more special than you know.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

He is very attentive and truly creates a safe space. He is not only willing to stick to therapy session but also checks in with you regularly outside those sessions. And those have helped so much.
I am greatful that I was connected with him.

Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Terrell has helped me in so many ways and it truly has changed my life

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My first Therapist, helped me out tremendously when I felt I was at my very end. He helped me recover from pains I knew the cause of but couldn't find a solution.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very positive experience whenever I meet with Dr. Terrell. He provides biblical based advice in a calming manor.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Terrell has a beacon of light during a time of transition and emotional turmoil for me. His kindness and innate goodness imbue every session with a warmth and sense of being cared for. This has been my most positive experience with therapy to date and I’m so grateful to have his support at this pivotal and delicate time in my life.

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I feel Dr. Terrell has already made an impact on my life. He has given me so many tools and strategies and I am truly grateful! I have already recommended betterhelp and Dr. Terrell to someone!

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

It’s a privilege and pleasure to work with Dr Terrell. He provides such great insights and questions to trigger thoughts and conversation. I didn’t know what to expect when I started with BetterHelp, but I’m so happy I did

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd

Capable listener who empathizes and relates to where you are in your journey. Love the counseling sessions. Gaining great insights.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Terrell was compassionate and understood my feelings. He was able to make suggestions to help me improve. I look forward to our next session.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Really feel like this therapy and Doctor will help me through my crisis

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Has been a great experience working with Dr Terrell very much appreciated his insight

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