Terri Kern

(MA, LPCC)

About Me

If you’re here looking for a counselor, you must have something going on in your life that needs to change. Perhaps you’re feeling sadness, frustration, overwhelmed, stressed, or angry. Or maybe you’re struggling with a tough relationship, unhappy in your job/career, or you just don’t know exactly what’s wrong. I am very passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives, and I am dedicated to each of my clients. I will walk through your journey with you, so choose me as your therapist if you are also committed to doing the work.

About me: I am a clinical counselor licensed in Ohio with over five years of experience working as a therapist. After 20 years of working as a human resource professional for Fortune 500 firms and running a large small business, I decided to make a mid-life career change. Counseling seemed to be a great next step, because my passion is working with individuals and small teams. I help people suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other more serious mental health issues. I work with professionals dealing with work conflict, work-life balance issues, stress, and career challenges. I provide behavioral pain management to injured workers experiencing challenges from chronic pain and safely returning to work. Lastly, I love working with couples who are experiencing relationship challenges.

I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive therapy, and humanistic theories with many of my patients, and can adapt to the appropriate intervention as the situation dictates. I approach couples’ therapy with tools from Gottman and Christensen. I treat each client with respect and compassion, and I take a genuine interest in your life and the challenges you are facing.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

**PLEASE NOTE** The State of Ohio requires that a clinician/client relationship must be established via video or telephone for e-counseling. What this means is that our first meeting will take place via the video or telephone option via BetterHelp. After that first meeting, we will set a regular meeting time through BetterHelp’s video, telephone, or live texting - whatever you’re comfortable with! Between appointments, you are welcome to send me messages through the messenger option in your private therapy room.

You can read the requirement of the State of Ohio here; it’s item #7: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4757-5-13v1

If you are looking to remain anonymous, I am not the right counselor to work with. I will send you a short intake form to complete via email. It follows the requirements of the Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapy Licensure Board of the State of Ohio.

You can learn more about me at http://www.greatlakescounselinggroup.com


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.1800958 (Expires: 2020-11-01)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

The guidance Terri has provided for me could be summarized into a quote by Marcel Proust I like to turn to - "We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full." She helped me pull me out from a very painful place in life and reminded me to seek the happiness within me and around me. Terri has helped me grow and develop into a person I can be proud of! She is always attentive and interactive through our sessions. I very much appreciated the approaches she used. She would intervene when necessary, and slowly let me take more charge and feel a little more in control as we progressed. I would most definitely recommend Terri as a counselor; And much more so as the friend she is to me.

Written by K.I. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Glad I have Terri!

Written by J.E. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and eating disorders

I am very happy and satisfied with what Teri has provided me. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in many areas. She has been a such a blessing and is so very kind and caring. I truly enjoy working with her and highly recommend her.

Written by K.E. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 months

Terri is great and I always enjoy talking with her. She's a great listener. Even if I'm not sure I'll have anything to talk about during our session, she always gets me to open up. I enjoy our conversations and always feel better after.

Written by A.S. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has helped me so much through every tough situation and anytime I need someone to listen and help me, she has always pulled me out.

Written by M.I. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is wonderful and has helped me so much so far

Written by C.O. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Terri has been a tremendous source of support for me from my very first session. She is understanding, empathetic and professional in every regard. We've had a great number of productive and helpful sessions and I've learned a lot from her. If you're dealing with anxiety or depression like I am, you'd be in good hands with Terri.

Written by K.E. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

It's easy to talk to her. She gets what needs to get better and focus's on everything that will make a difference.

Written by B.E. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Terri is amazing: she manages to be as supportive as a friend and a knowledgeable professional all at once. She’s given me the hope for a better life that I haven’t had in years.

Written by L.I. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

With Terri, I know she truly cares about me and what I am going through. She's an astute listener and really dives deep to help me figure out my problems.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Terri is an outstanding therapist. After only a couple of sessions, I feel significantly better than I did months into my prior therapy experience. Specifically, she understood my anxiety and provided reassurance that I was taking the right steps to improve it.

Written by P.H. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Down to earth, pragmatic, & supportive!

Written by D.A. on Aug 19, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Terri is nothing less than amazing. She asks the right questions at the right time.

Written by A.L. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have only worked with Terri for a few weeks, but it is such a relief. Terri seems to REALLY get me. She understands my issues and is so easy to talk to. It is much more comfortable that I expected it to be. I am greatly appreciative for her relaxing state and her amazing advice and reminders.

Written by G.U. on Jun 20, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Terri is attentive, thoughtful, funny and relatable and gets to the root of exactly what is bothering me every time I talk to her! I really enjoyed working with her. Great sessions and advice, and methods I can carry forward with me in my life for many years to come.

Written by B.R. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 4 months

I feel like when I finally gave BetterHelp a shot for myself, it was one of the best decision I made. I love talking with Terri and she makes me feel so much better. Even when my problems feel small she reminds me that they are important.

Written by N.I. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Great.

Written by S.T. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Terri is literally perfect on every level! I truly can not believe I have even gotten so lucky to have matched with her.... From professional to personal and everything in between she is outstanding...

Written by S.T. on Mar 07, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Terri is a compassionate person who really listens and provides valuable and practical insight. She helps define goals and different methods by which to attain them. Terri provides a safe, judgment-free environment in which I can be honest with her and myself. I am so lucky BetterHelp matched us!

Written by J.E. on Jan 24, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

It was very difficult for me to reach out and ask for help since I am such a control freak and micromanager. I was so happy to be matched with Terri. She is lovely, supportive, a wonderful listener, and has great coping suggestions for me. My life is markedly improved since I began my sessions with Terri.

Written by D.A. on Jan 24, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Terri is amazing! She is helping me through a number of issues and most of all helping me to realize that what I am feeling is ok.

Written by S.H. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks

Terri is great! I feel like she completely gets me and understands what my feelings are and where they are coming from.