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!
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LMHC #6138 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
She a compassionate and understanding woman with a great ability for offering no real advice and reassurance.
Ms. Benton has truly changed my life she really goes the extra mile to give you the personal touch and it has meant a world of difference. I feel cared for, heard, respected and intelligently advised. On a score of 1-10 she's an 11.
Terri is amazing!!! I was very skeptical of receiving therapy through an app or online and Terri has made this amazing for me. I'm so excited to keep up with this, I look forward to our weekly chats!
I feel so incredibly lucky to have Terri to turn to for support. She helps me realize strengths in myself that I'd forgotten, and helps me to see how I can grow.
Such a fantastic and caring person. She is so loving and funny, and takes the time to understand and create a dialogue with her patients. Would highly recommend!
She’s become like friend I’ve known for years, I trust her so much and when I feel I have nothing to be happy about or look forward to I remember that I have a meeting coming up with Terri and it gives me something to smile about.
Terri has been an absolutely wonderful counsellor and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She is warm, friendly and makes you feel entirely comfortable and able and supported to talk about any issues, worries or concerns you might have. I feel very lucky to have been paired with Terri as my counsellor, and I'm so glad as she made helped me work through the problems I was having and I feel so much better for it.
After about 8 months of therapy with Terri, I feel like a different person altogether. I have overcome so many fears in my life. I am grateful to have Terri as my counselor.
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.
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.
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.
Terri really listens. She helps you work through a problem and confront it. I HIGHLY recommend Terri
Highly recommend! She is a great person to talk to and really listens to what you say.
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.
My first time doing therapy and terri had many me so comfortable and easy to talk. Has made me feel understood and heard
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.
Terri is superb! I couldn’t have connected with a better therapist. Understands me and my goals and supports me to my core!
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 !!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!