Dr. Terri Lechnyr

(Ph.D., L.C.S.W, .)

About Me

Safe, Healing & Confidential
Welcome! I look forward to working with you. If you are experiencing tough choices and life transitions that are impacting how you feel about yourself and life, please know I am here to be an active listener and supporter to help you arrive at decisions that are best for you. Please know that LGBTQ clients are safe here. I work collaboratively to provide active self-care skills within a solution focused and safe environment. You are not alone. During our work together, we will discuss what I can and cannot offer you with distance help to asses if this is the right format for your particular symptoms. I look forward to talking with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Relationship, Intimacy-related, Anger, Career

Years of Experience: 16

Licensing

Psychologist #2057 (Expires: 2018-07-31)

Psychologist #PY60394738 (Expires: 2018-08-31)

LCSW #LSW0000006510 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 18, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 5 months depression, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dr Lechnyr has helped me with so many things in the time we've been talking, plus she's very down to earth and friendly.

Written by L.U. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Terri is awesome, I am happy and also my family is happy because they see how I enjoy life now and feel hopeful. No regrets.

Written by L.A. on Jul 10, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar

Dr. Lechnyr has been wonderful! She has followed up with me and taken the time to outline my concerns. She has looked for ways that I can take action to improve my outlook and achieve my goals. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing support or a great counselor to help them improve!

Written by J.I. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 4 months stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping

This is my second review on Dr. Lechnyr, and after about 5 months working with her I have no more words but of gratitude and recognition for the great counselor she always is to me, and the warm hearted person she is in all her communications with me. Dr. Lechnyr has made such a big difference in my life, all the tools and words and exercises that she has been working with me on; her permanent interactions, her wise words, and her way of realizing what I want to say, what concerns me, where I am going with my thoughts, in such a clear and to the point way - I could have never asked for more in a counselor. I am very happy working with Dr. Lechnyr, and I would recommend her to anybody who is searching for help without hesitation.

Written by A.N. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 8 months stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dr. Lechnyr is the perfect match for me. I started noticing results in my mind set and daily habits since week one! Thank you, Dr. Lechnyr, I can't wait to see more of this journey.

Written by N.I. on Jun 22, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career

She's very helpful in my time spent here just wish more counselors in my area did the job she does!

Written by B.R. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 11 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and bipolar

Dr Lechnyr is great. I was seeing a counseler here in my town but I felt worse after every session with her. From day one, Dr Lechnyr made me feel better with each session. I'm able to go longer stretches without talking to her, and when I go too long without checking in, she checks on me to make sure everything is going ok in my life.

Written by A.L. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have been working with Dr. Lechnyr for over a year now and it has changed my life. She has helped me learn to use tools to help me help myself on an ongoing basis - which is the best gift of all. She is strong, but also compassionate and truly cares about your overall health. Dr. Lechnyr responds in a timely manner and is incredibly supportive of all your goals. She will include quotes that usually apply to areas you are either working on or struggling with that really help you carry a concept throughout a day. She has been a huge blessing in my life and would be a blessing to any who are lucky to work with her.

Written by C.H. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

Very understanding, flexible with lots of methods to deal with issues. Definitely a thumbs up and would recommend to anyone who needs help.

Written by A.A. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

My biggest fear going into this type of arrangement was not feeling a personal attachment to my paired provider.

From the first message on I felt very comfortable with Dr. Lechnyr. I feel like Dr. Lechnyr listens and truly cares about what I have to say.

Written by B.R on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Terri is wonderful, caring and insightful.

Written by E.R. on May 19, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Lechnyr is exactly who I needed to be in touch with during my current tough circumstances. She sends a detailed, compassionate, and thorough response to every message and even makes time to check in if I haven't written in a few days. Overall I am feeling my emotional and mental states improve over time and am glad for her guidance.

Written by H.O on May 02, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 months depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr Lechnyr is always encouraging, never judgemental, and genuinely shares your joy at the smallest breakthrough. Would recommend to anyone.

Written by C.H on Apr 13, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

My experience with Dr. Lechnyr has been beneficial and progressive. Since I've subscribed to received her help, support and care, i have not regretted subscribing. I am grateful and thankful to be receiving help from a caring professional.

Written by N.I. on Apr 13, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, self esteem, and anger

Excellent doctor, she made me feel so comfortable to share my life and struggles with her. and she provided me new ways to see the world and to be positive! i love working with her!

Written by R.A. on Apr 06, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Easy to talk to, patient and considerate and giving me a lot of useful information that I am trying to juggle together

Written by B.R. on Apr 02, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Lechnyr is excellent. She first and foremost pays attention and notices things -- changes in attitude, mood, etc -- even through only email communication. She uses the perfect balance of personal connection and academic theory to communicate with me in a way that is both personal and effective. Her suggestions help, and her responses make me feel heard.

Written by L.E on Mar 28, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, and anger

I find Dr.Lechnyr to be very polite and personable and doesn't make me feel as just another client but as a person with emotions and real issues.

Written by D.A. on Feb 25, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, relationship, grief, self esteem, and bipolar

Terri is the best. She has helped me so much deal with my challenges that I feel there is an old and a new me; the pre-working with Terri me and the post-working with Terri. Thanks so much!!!

Written by C.O on Feb 23, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Dr. Lechnyr's is truly and genuinely interested in what you have to say and helping you with moving forward in your life. She is very motivating and have great tools to reshape your thinking. If you are struggling with work/life balance, don't hesitate for a second: you'll find a great ear and great advices.

Written by D.O on Feb 12, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Lechnyr has a way to show me things without having to tell me much, as if she knew what's going on in my head and gave me hints to discover the right path I myself. It feels like going on a trip to learn about myself while I can relax because there's someone guiding me without setting rules or pointing with the finger in a specific direction. After three weeks into the coaching process we have managed to loosen the emotional knot that was holding me back.

Written by M.A on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

She's been great!

Written by B.R. on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

You can tell that Terri genuinely cares. I really enjoy even just chatting with her and I value her opinion and advice. She provides helpful worksheets and sources her information for the advice she gives. I also love that she posts an appropriate inspirational quote with every response. I'm excited to keep on this BetterHelp journey with her.

Written by A.N on Jan 21, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, and self esteem

Terri has been an incredible help to me. She really listens and offers advice and tools which will really improve your life.
I couldn't recommend her more.

Written by Y.A on Jan 20, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

I was matched with Dr. Lechnyr upon some stressful events that happened in my life. Right of the start, she made me feel so understood. It was what I needed most when I felt like everything else was falling apart- she made me feel like I had someone in my corner. It was evident to me that she was genuine, her sympathy was authentic. She helped me understand my grief in ways I never would process otherwise. It felt like she knew me better than I did for a while. She allowed me to be more patient with myself and realize that I wasn't really allowing myself the time to process everything and that worsened the problem.

Reading her writing before going to sleep or before starting my day was what fueled me with positive thoughts and hope. It has honestly been so incredible to work with her. She doesn't judge me when I have my relapses or when I express some controversial thoughts about the people around me. She allowed me to be fully myself, and to feel everything.

She used a lot of helpful models and illustrations that I to this day use and will probably always use. They help me make sense of my surrounding, help me understand where I stand and what decisions I can and should be making regarding certain issues.

One of the best things about my time with her, for someone like me at least, is that she never made me feel guilty for being angry about the people/events I was facing. Unlike what it would feel like to speak to regular friends about problems, she never made me feel pressured to put the interest of others before me. She never made it feel like I was expected to always be the bigger person.

Thank you so much for lending me your time Dr. Lechnyr, thank you so much for all that you have changed within me.

Written by A.N on Jan 18, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

An amazing doctor. Very friendly and nonjudgmental. I feel very safe speaking with her and she has helped me so much.

Written by N.I on Jan 18, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, and career

I would so recommend Dr. Lechnyr!

Written by R.E on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Lechnyr has been wonderful. I was skeptical about online counseling, but it has made all the difference in the world in how I respond to situations and I am much more self aware of why I react the way that I do. She is kind, understanding, and able to reflect back what I needed clarity on. The ability to message her whenever is very helpful! :)

Written by S.A on Jan 09, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Dr. Lechnyr allowed me to establish my authentic self, and to see the facts around me, rather than living a life based on assumptions. She allowed me to be once again proud of who I am, and what I bring to the world!

Written by K.A on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks relationship, grief, self esteem, and anger

Dr. Lechnyr has provided me with a safe place to express myself. I am so grateful for her presence and input on my journey to a better 'self'.

Written by L.I on Dec 26, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dr. Lechnyr really listens and works with you to learn how to use tools you may already have. This helped me immensely.

Written by J.E on Dec 25, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Dr. Lechnyr has helped me to understand more of what I'm dealing with and how to get through it, even though it is online through messages. I also like reading the quotes she puts at the end of her messages. They are extremely meaningful to the situation and help to make you think about things from a different perspective.

Written by A.L on Dec 24, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 1 month stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship

Listens and comes up with good exercises to apply to therapy. She really lets you talk through your issues so you can examine them.

Written by T.R on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Dr. Lechnyr is the definition of awesome. The time I have spent sharing with her has helped me become more aware and gain more control in my life. I appreciate Dr. Lechnyr's ability to create a safe space to be open with my emotions.

Written by P.A on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, and grief

Very attentive and great at finding questions to help me process different issues so I can talk about things naturally.

Written by K.A on Nov 15, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Dr. Lechnyr is a great dutiful listener, who is always non-judgemental and puts your mind at ease. She helps vigilantly in aiding you to reach your goals, and is genuinely concerned and kind.
She has helped me so far to become a better, more productive person and I really appreciate her as a result. She is very understanding and easy going, as well. I'd recommend her to anyone, looking for a non threatening, empathetic therapy experience, that focuses on, and helps you perpetuate your goals.

Written by J.U on Nov 13, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks relationship, and family

Dr. Lechnyr has been of wonderful compassionate service in helping me traverse a stressful era of my life. For me, I have love pulling me one direction and personal goals pulling me another direction. Compounded with a stressful situation between the two people I love the most in life with me right in the middle.

Terri Lechnyr has been of help for both me and my girlfriend separately. My girlfriend also highly recommends Lechnyr. I highly recommend Dr Lechnyr!

Written by D.E on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Dr. Lechnyr has been a HUGE support in my life!! I sincerely appreciate her openness. She's really easy to talk to!

Written by J.E on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Dr. Lechnyr had helped me in many ways. She has been very supportive and is always there for me. She is very knowledgeable.

Written by E.L on Oct 17, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 4 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Lechnyr has been a lifesaver. She is a good listener while being very analytical. She encourages interactive thinking, learning and understanding of whatever issues that arise. She is not just a therapist who is just doing her job, but rather a knowledgeable and very professional therapist. She is knowledgeable of many resources that are needed to explain the issues. She encourages active learning and I really like that. She doesn't lecture you, but helps you to find the right way.

Written by Z.O on Oct 09, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Dr. Lechnyr is great at what she does, the way she explains things is great and easy to understand. She takes steps slow so you can slowly ease into new ways in thinking and doing. I'm so happy I found her!

Written by D.R on Aug 26, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 4 days

Dr. Lechnyr is a wonderful listener and gives insightful feedback. I felt a difference in a matter of a few interactions. It helped me to be able to write all of my thoughts and feelings down and have the correspondence with Dr. Lechnyr to refer back to like a journal. She's caring and knowledgeable in the field of Psychology and interpersonal communication.

Written by G.A on Aug 03, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Lechnyr was a beacon of light during one of my darkest times. Having struggled with many major life events that lead to a downward spiral of mental health, she was able to give me tools and comforting guidance until I was able to find my footing once more. She's very responsive and checks in every few days if I'm not. She's truely a fantastic psychologist. I highly recommended her.

Written by M.A on Jul 26, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Dr. Lechnyr has become my lifeline to a new outlook on life, full of hope and new possibilities! She is an amazing person. Her ability to help me see the positive from a negative is so refreshing! If someone is struggling, I recommend Dr. Lechnyr without hesitation. She's the best!

Written by B.R on Jul 17, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and bipolar

Dr. Lechnyr is great. She has some great ideas for how to move forward and is really helping me cope with my divorce. She responds to my messages promptly and with concern. She truly cares for her patients and knows exactly how to help them

Written by H.A on Jun 27, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks relationship, self esteem, and anger

I've got a lot of help from Dr. Lechnyr, I'm slowly improving on my anger management, but it's a process. She helps me figure out situations and plans that will prevent me from reacting to anger. She's a great counselor that I will benefit from.

Written by G.A on Jun 06, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 1 month stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Dr. Lechnyr has provided thought provoking and useful insight. I feel progress has come naturally, as if on a journey. The journey of self discovery and acceptance is such a gift!

Written by A.L on May 16, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Lechnyr has been a breath of fresh air! She has helped spark some hope into my life to help me not only understand my history and how it is playing out in my current reactions, but most importantly, what to DO about them and how to "train" my thoughts and reactions into proactive actions that move my life into a direction I want to go. In short, helping me to become the captain of my own ship rather than being tossed around by the winds of life.

Dr. Lechnyr is kind, compassionate, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable. She helps you to become a student of yourself. Dr. Lechnyr is not only very knowledgeable in her profession but it is obvious that she loves it. I'm so happy to have found Dr. Lechnyr and look forward to finding and living the life I want and love.

Written by M.I on May 04, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

Dr. L is wise and compassionate. I have only been a member of Betterhelp for a couple of weeks now, and she's already helped me to navigate my anxiety and depression.

Written by E.M on Apr 25, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 4 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Dr. Lechnyr has been a huge blessing in my life. I was new to counseling a few weeks ago but now that I have settled into the way it works I wonder how I managed before. I am glad that I made the leap in this difficult transition period of my life. She is a great listener, uses upfront and logical language, and asks the right questions. I feel like I can be myself.

Written by J.E on Apr 13, 2016 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks lgbt, and relationship

Dr. Lechnyr is an amazing clinician. More than that, she's strong, compassionate and responsive. She takes the time to let me know that she's not only hearing me, but listening and provides excellent feedback and suggestions. I could not be happier with her.