Terrence Salley


About Me

I was born in Charleston, SC but have lived in Colorado since age 3, so I consider myself a Colorado native. I grew up in Colorado Springs, where I enjoyed the natural beauty of the mountains. Currently, I live in the Denver metro area. In 2013, I lived in Vina Del Mar, Chile as a volunteer English teacher for school-aged children. It was a great experience and I visit there as often as I can!

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2004. In 2011, I went back to gain my Masters degree in Clinical Counseling from Adams State University. After taking a year off to volunteer in Chile, I finished my degree in 2015. Throughout my studies, I have worked various positions in human services, all focused on helping people. I've worked hands on with adults with disabilities, youth in conflict, and adults/children who have experienced severe trauma. My work experience has allowed me to assist a vast amount of individuals, including children and families for over 13 years. My goal is to help them grow and change. I have wanted to be a counselor since I graduated high school and I am very fortunate that this is my calling.

My specialties are helping people to process depression/anxiety, stress management, trauma, and to incorporate mindfulness techniques. My work as a counselor over the years has helped me understand the unique challenges that face all of us on a daily basis. I have learned that you must allow yourself time to heal, reflect, and learn from your experiences to become more resilient. My hope is that we can all practice extending each other a bit more grace and work toward understanding each other as human beings. This means we all hurt, feel, cry, laugh, learn, and most of all love.

Much of my work over the years has been rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). My approach is to help others consider and notice that the way we think and interpret life's numerous challenges affects how we behave and feel. People often doubt themselves and their ability to cope with life, relationships and stressful situations and bombard themselves with negative self-talk. When this happens it impacts how we feel in life and impacts the world around us. My hope is that we can collectively work together to achieve a healthier community with practice, dedication, and humility.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Terrence Salley. 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 by M.A. on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Terrence for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Terrence has been a great help over the last several months helping me to resolve issues and concerns I've been willing to open up about on, ie. work or family. He listens will compassionate insight. And his holistic approach to self-care has been encouraging to help me approach situations in even better positive light. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking counseling.

Written by T.A. on Feb 19, 2020 after therapy with Terrence for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terrence Salley is very professional and willing to help. He is responsive and provides humor as needed. He uses his expertise to help create a work life home life balance.

Written by C.A. on Dec 16, 2019 after therapy with Terrence for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Terrence is a wonderful counselor. He has helped me at times I really need it, although I have not been as good at communicating the last few days. I'm in a tough place, but he is very understanding.

Written by J.E. on Aug 26, 2019 after therapy with Terrence for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I feel really listened to and respected and that I can be completely honest without being judged. I feel like each response I get from Terrence is really thought out and considered and that he really knows how to help me. Although Terrence has only been my therapist for a short time I already feel like I am on a path to better understanding and improving my mental health, something I struggled to gain from my previous face to face counsellor.

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