Hello, and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. I have about fifteen years of experience in the social work field, and five years of experience working one on one as an individual therapist. I particularly enjoy working with participants who are struggling with depression and anxiety due to life changes, or difficulty in relationships with friends, family, or significant others.
I am an ENM friendly therapist. While my experience with clients in this lifestyle has been limited, I think it is important to identify myself as someone who is friendly to ethical nonmonogamy, and may be able to understand some unique situations better than someone who looks at things only through the lens of monogamy.
I utilize mainly Motivational Interviewing and Client Centered therapy in my practice. I tend to focus more on the here-and-now, the feelings that you are experiencing in the present; tools and tricks to deal with the stressors that are invading your every day life. Please note that I do not offer video or phone sessions, only chat and messaging. We would be a good fit if you are most comfortable with text-based communication. Most of my availability will be during the evenings and weekends but I will check my messages during the day as well. I look forward to hearing from you and starting our journey together!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC05484800
She is very patient and supportive.
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Terra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Terra is a great problem solver executing for th e immediate present but with the near future in mind
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life ch
I've had therapy with Dr. Terra Gallop Kaufman for almost a year now and she has truly changed my life. She's made me look at situations in different perspectives and I know that I've grown a lot with speaking to her. Since I've met her I believe BetterHelp does have a therapist for everyone and I'm grateful that I joined BetterHelp.
Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Terra for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief
Understands my situation is helping me out currently. Really asks the right questions and provides unbiased insight. I’m liking it so far.
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Terra has been great. Very attentive to my concerns. She offers good insight into the causes and constructive changes that can be made. She has been a big help to getting me back on track.
Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Terra is wonderful! She is extremely responsive and understanding and she helped me through my ptsd related to surviving a violent relationship. I would highly recommend her if you need someone to work out issues with and get tools for times when trauma resurfaces.
Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Terra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem