About Me

I have been working in this field 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 mean 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 recently 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

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.014957 (Expires: 2019-11-30)

LCSW #34008217A (Expires: 2020-04-30)


Reviews

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.