Terri Benton

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

My name is Terri, and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2006. I have enjoyed my work since I received my Masters in Holistic Psychology from Lesley University, in Cambridge Massachusettes. That was almost 30 years ago, before most people used the term holistic counseling. To me, that means that you take every aspect of a human being into consideration when you have the privilege of being asked to join them in their process. I grew up in a small farming community in Minnesota and have lived in the Boston area since then. I love both, and wouldn't want to be labelled as "from" either. I am both and much more. We all are. I am not a believer in labels-everyone is unique, and we all share being human. That is the basis of my work. If it matters to you in your life, then it is important to our work. Whether you are dealing with a major life change, or needing to find more meaning and joy in your life, my goal is to understand all that you are. I have found it to be an honor to be invited into an individual's internal process, and I take my role very seriously-though I like to think I use humor when appropriate. Please feel free to check out all of my information and if you have a particular question, don't hesitate to ask. It is important to find a counselor you feel is a good fit for you and your style of communication.

We are all a combination of our experiences, beliefs, values and perceptions. I want to understand yours before I presume to offer my suggestions. I have benefited immeasurably from the people I have worked with. I know what two people working together can do!

I wish you the best in your search for the best counselor for you!

Terri


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #6138 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Highly recommend!

Written by J.E. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Terri has a very caring way about her. She asks questions but doesn’t pry unless you choose to provide the information which I love. She’s very good at understanding the main issues I bring up to her and giving me other things to also consider about the issue. She replies in a timely manner and I always feel better after reaching out to her.

Written by Z.E. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Just the sortb of casual, comfortable therapy I needed during the difficult summer of quarantine. I felt safe, supported, and very happy with my treatment and care.

Written by B.R. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terri has been wonderful! I was surprised at the quality of the match and how quickly I was able to open up with video counseling.

Written by C.E. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Terri really listens. She helps you work through a problem and confront it. I HIGHLY recommend Terri

Written by K.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Highly recommend! She is a great person to talk to and really listens to what you say.

Written by K.E. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was new to online counseling and a bit apprehensive, however, what a wonderful surprise! I enjoyed my sessions with Terri. She was extremely helpful with ideas and actions I could take to change my situation. Terri also helped me to recognize all I have achieved to date and to take some time to celebrate those wins. I highly recommend her.

Written by A.L. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My first time doing therapy and terri had many me so comfortable and easy to talk. Has made me feel understood and heard

Written by D.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Terri is an understanding and very personable counselor. She's not afraid to get down in the dirt with you to help you sort things out, and does so in a way that makes you feel comfortable and appreciated.

Written by E.R. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terri is wonderful, very patient and understanding. She listens well and always has a good answer for my questions whether it’s the response I want to hear or not. I very much enjoy working with her.

Written by S.I. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Terri is superb! I couldn’t have connected with a better therapist. Understands me and my goals and supports me to my core!

Written by C.I. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I’ve been seeing Terri for a few weeks now and let me tell you ! After just two visits I started to feel a great change !! She is truly a great listener and very understanding on many different situations. I recommend her to anyone that needs someone just to be there for you . Thank you so much Terri for the support !!

Written by C.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She understands what I went through and doesn’t try to up me on anything and gives me different ways to help me through it.

Written by K.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only had a couple of sessions with Terri until now, but I must I feel so much better than when I started a couple of weeks ago. She's really patient, a great listener, and she offers her insights when necessary. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.E. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Terri is an amazing counselor. She's empathetic, encouraging, and extremely warm-hearted. She's always available when I need her to offer insight into what I'm dealing with. I'm excited to keep working with Terri, she is an excellent fit!

Written by L.I. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 8 months on issues concerning grief

Terri has been so awesome and helpful. I used BetterHelp for a while last year until we both felt like I was at a good place and did not need regular sessions. With all the craziness going on now I signed back up and have had some more sessions and it has been so nice to catch up with Terri and get her input on how to deal with these stressful situations.

Written by L.O. on Nov 09, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Working with Terri is easy for me because she exudes an honest understanding energy that evokes safety and confidence for me to open up to talk about my challenges. She gives space to talk about what’s important to me and can draw on her own life experience which makes me feel valued as at times she is willing to share parts of her life with me. This proves a lovely balanced therapeutic partnership that makes me feel like I am a normal person trying to navigate my way through life without directions. When talking with Terri she naturally inspires realizations in myself that I work on throughout the week. Terri understands how to get the best out of each session we have and sends me worksheets to complete which supports my progress. I feel I am evolving week by week and it is because of her experience, expertise and loving honest nature. I do feel blessed

Written by M.A. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Terri is warm and empathetic and feels like a trusted friend. I feel lighter after each session with her. I'm so grateful that I was paired with her.

Written by E.M. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Terri is simply the best :)) she really is an humanist— She has a heart of gold : when I talk to Terri, I thank god for this beautiful person that she is and sending her to this earth — I’m deeply impacted/influenced by her: I do hope to pay it forward for the kindness love everything that she has shown me. Love solves everything, and Terri is love, therefore she’s the right antidote for everyone.

Written by M.A. on Aug 16, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terri is one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. She truly makes you feel heard and validated. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to truly hear you. It is refreshing. Thanks Terri!