About Me

I have been working in Behavioral Health for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on.

Being a social worker, I believe that the change has to happen both within a person and in their environment. I focus a lot of on capitalizing on existing strengths, or building new ones. I use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which primarily means that we learn how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected and how to deal with that. I try to help a person get to the core of where their anxiety derives from in order to quiet the body and the mind.

My newest area of passion is trauma. I have been trained as an EMDR therapist which has taught me to view a person’s experiences through a different lens. We have all been through “stuff” and often we minimize the effects of that in our lives. However with my knowledge of how trauma affects our brain and therefore our moods and behaviors, I can assist you in coming at things from a direction you might not have thought of in the past. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Codependency , Communication Problems , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.014957 (Expires: 2021-11-01)

LCSW #34008217A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Terra does a great job of listening.

Written by S.A. on Apr 24, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Great therapist who helps you think outloud! #nojudgementzone

Written by J.E. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s amazing. Very attentive. She always makes me feel better about what I have going on and offers amazing advice! I feel lucky to have her.

Written by J.O. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Terra has been invaluable to me. I don't know how to review therapists, but I trust her. She understands me. I never feel judged. I know she cares about my well being. I feel like I got lucky getting matched with her.

Written by J.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is an amazing therapist.

Written by K.E. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I had a therapist of 5 years, and was scared to find a new one when they moved offices . I have had a few unsuccessful matchings in the interim, but finally feel like I have a great match with Terra. She listens, and validates me, while also helping me see a new perspective, offers me new tools/ information/ techniques, and remembers details about our sessions. She is kind, and gentle, and I can tell she cares. I’m so thankful to have a good therapist today.

Written by K.I. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Terra for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terra listens closely to me and responds thoughtfully. I can tell she genuinely wants to help me accomplish my goals. She asks questions about my family and my specific situation because she remembers and she cares. I took a break from BetterHelp, but made sure that when I came back she was my therapist again. I highly recommend Terra.

Written by M.A. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Wonderful and supportive

Written by S.H. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been working with Terra for close to a month. I have seen therapists before and my past trauma had been hard for them to handle. I found myself having to water down my past which delayed my healing and working through my past. Terra let’s me vent however much I’m comfortable and doesn’t seem to be offended or disturbed by the things I’ve been through. This has helped me to recognize and see that maybe I will be able to work through my traumas and be able to not have them affect my future the way they have been! I’m grateful for her and her very caring and listening nature. She also isn’t just a “that sounds hard!” Type therapist, I like that she gives me tips and tricks to better work through my issues in and out of sessions!

Written by P.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She has been the best. She listens and responds and really pays attention to what's going on with me. I truly appreciate her sweetness. So happy to have her. Shes one of a kind!!!

Written by R.Y. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terra is extremely knowledgeable and has a wide range of techniques to get to the root of the problem and provide support where you need it most. She's super accessible and a great therapist!

Written by C.O. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Terra is great. She is attentive, respectful and she creates a judgment free environment for therapy. I have only been working with her for a couple weeks now but she has provided me with the tools to help myself get out from some of my more 'dark places'. I look forward to working with her long-term and, with her guidance, I am confident that I will get a handle on some of my more destructive thoughts. I highly recommend working with Terra!!

Written by A.N. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I like that Terra is responsive to my needs and follows my lead. For instance, I requested that she checks in with me about once a week, Unless I indicate I need more help. I find her feedback helpful. I mostly need someone to bounce my thoughts and feelings off of and she is providing this well. I feel she "gets" me.

Written by N.I. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Terra is an excellent therapist. She is very intuitive and aware of her client’s mood states and needs. She has helped me tremendously throughout the time I have been working with her.

Written by G.U. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I feel confident in her, that she listens, and that maybe she can help me untangle the way that I’m feeling. I look forward to continuing.

Written by W.A. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Terra for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Terra provided thoughtful advice and a rational perspective at a time when I need both in extra supply. She walked a line between listener and guide that is delicate, knowing what was needed when. She broached tough topics with sensitivity and past personal context when helpful. I’m very grateful for her time, as she made one of the most challenging moments of my life less painful.

Written by M.E. on Nov 27, 2019 after counseling with Terra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terra is very kind and always makes sure to get back to me. She’s compassionate and very easy to talk to.

Written by J.U. on Nov 27, 2019 after counseling with Terra for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Terra is quite amazing at what she does! You can definitely tell she cares. Great therapist! Easy to talk to and comfortably/honestly open up. If there’s a way to help you, she wants to help find it!

Written by D.Y. on Nov 02, 2019 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Terra is great at her job and it's clear she cares and wants you to get better.

Written by K.A. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Terra has made me feel heard in a reasonable timeframe and balances the communications based on what I need. In only a few weeks, I've opened up and feel as if a HUGE weight has already been lifted. I highly recommend her and the site.

Written by B.R. on Jun 27, 2019 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so glad I found Terra. She really seems to know how to help people and she listens!! I have had counseling for years but it seems different with Terra so I’m hopeful she can help me learn how to deal with my anxiety and depression!

Written by J.U. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Terra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very open and helps me to communicate and find a solution. Very caring and works hard to help me self -reflect and self-regulate

Written by S.T. on Dec 30, 2018 after counseling with Terra for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Terra is fantastic. She understands what the issues are often before I do and sees things in a way I might not, and she brings a level of experience and expertise to the table. She is available and can relate. She has been immensely helpful in ways I cannot put into words. .

Written by T.A. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Terra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Terra has helped me explore ways to change my current situation and come to realizations about things I am confused with and need help with. She is a genuine person and is really helpful! I highly recommend her to anyone.