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Dr. Johnnie (John) Terrell, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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!

Professional experience

40yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse

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

License information

IN Psychologist 20042036A

KY Psychologist 130424

FL Psychologist PY 10787


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.

Dr. Terrell has encouraged and facilitated my impatience with myself and to work on the underlying issues which are coming to fruition. I’m grateful for him

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and adhd

Dr John is an amazing therapist and I’ve been able to be completely honest with him since day one without ever feeling judged out chats have truly changed my life for the better

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

John is very good at listening and giving feedback and he definitely cares about people.

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Johnnie has a heart for helping others. Of all my therapists over the years, he's the most compassionate that I've encountered. So thankful I stumbled onto him

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Terrell is very knowledgeable and an expert on many topics. His approach is kind and understanding. He provides strategies and resources to help move you forward in your journey, at your own pace.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Doc is amazing!!!!

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes