Terri Ray

(MA, NCC, LCMHCS-North, Carolina, &, CPC-Nevada)
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About Me

Hello! I want to share my love for helping those who struggle. My passion is counseling adults who are coping with depression, those who are grieving, adults working through life challenges, and aiding them in the emotional challenges that may follow. I have over 24 years of experience in these areas.

I understand depression from a personal and professional perspective, and I bring insight to the toll that depression takes on our relationships, careers, problem-solving, and choices. Sometimes, every medical and interpersonal intervention is necessary, over a period of time, to move clients to a place of stability; but the effort is worth it. Grief, on the other hand, is a natural response to a loved one's death, no matter the cause. By allowing grief to unfold, you allow healing. It can be easier to navigate with a supportive, non-judgmental professional at your side. Adjusting to transitions like a divorce, an empty nest, after graduating from college, to a marriage, or to a new baby can also be made easier with the support of a professional who can watch for things that may trip you up, and who will cheer you in times of success.

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) in North Carolina and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) in Nevada. I am interactive in my work with clients, and I enjoy interjecting humor in our sessions to keep us energized. I focus on helping you understand your experiences, and I believe there is great potential for growth that comes our way through challenges. Following the existential philosophy and borrowing techniques from Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Reality Therapy, I will coach, encourage, and challenge you to find the freedom you are seeking and to help you manage the anxieties of life in accordance with your values.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #S2295 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LCPC #CP2984-R (Expires: 2024-01-01)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very hands on and provides great support

Written by J.E. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terri is an excellent therapist. She is always looking out for her clients, she always responds in a timely manner. She offers multiple forms of help and never gives up.

Written by V.I. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

She's very understanding and accepting.

Written by A.S. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Terri Ray turned my life around! Before starting my therapy with her, I was depressed and hopeless. Terri Ray wasn’t just caring and attentive, but she guided me to better health with a lot of different tools. I really owe her my life - I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her!

Written by A.B. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Terri is especially good about following up with me. I have the bad habit of saying I will write her an update, and then don't. But there she is following up every time!

Written by S.H. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

My experience with Terri has been the best. Terri takes the time to listen to me and help me work through my thoughts and emotions. I’m beginning to see an improvement, but Terri is the reason I want to continue with my therapy sessions longer than a month. I’m eternally grateful to Terri’s expertise and knowledge, and her ability to make personal connections that help me work on my challenges.

Written by C.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

My experience with Betterhelp has been amazing and I have two of my three daughters also communicating with therapist.
Terry Ray is helpful and eyeopening to what I have been dealing with, so far so good!!

Written by N.I. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Terri has been understanding, patient, and overall great throughout this whole process. She asks good questions and frequently sends helpful resources.

Written by M.E. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

When it comes to therapy, it’s hard for me to not tell myself that it’s a waste of money because my problems have already subsided by the time my next session comes around and even then, there’s never enough time in sessions to get feedback on my issues because all of it is used explaining the whole situation. However, therapy doesn’t feel that way with Terri. Terri is such an empathetic person, always diving straight to the important questions and finding new, helpful ways to look at situations. She makes therapy feel like it’s easy & liberating by providing thoughtful feedback, with a few lighthearted jokes every now & then, instead of making it feel tedious & wasteful like most therapists do. I truly appreciate every session I get with Terri because people like her are hard to find. <3

Written by C.I. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Besides being my online counselor, I can say that she's like a good friend as well. Her suggestions are even putting my mind at ease when I have my "inner demons" figuratively to deal with.

Written by A.L. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have seen or spoken to Terri three times now and I am very thankful for the insight and advice. I feel a lot better after each session!

Written by S.T. on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Terri has been very good about listening to my problems without judging me.. She showed me that I probably have the answers myself I just need to talk about it. She has also given me some very positive feedback as well. She showed me ways to deal with the stress I have to deal with.

Written by D.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Terri is excellent! She is caring, understanding, and a positive person. So nice to have her on my side.

Written by B.I. on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener, gives amazing tips and actually is concerned about what is going on, and how you are doing things, highly recommend.

Written by B.E. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Terri has been a wonderful help for me dealing with depression. She is warm and compassionate and I highly recommend working with her!

Written by M.A. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Fantastic she really helped me

Written by R.E. on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Terri. In the short time she has been my therapist, she has nudged me into taking steps to help my wellbeing. It’s also good to have someone to just talk to. I find her kind, open and easy to talk to. Therapy is definitely a great complement to also seeing a provider for medications if needed. A therapist holds you accountable to make choices on how you think and react to situations. She’s also very responsive.

Written by S.H. on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Very kind, helpful, and great communicator. I loved her

Written by M.A. on Aug 08, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Terri is an excellent counselor! She will give you small homework assignment and is very responsive

Written by J.A. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I love working with Terri so far. She is very understanding and listens to my problems well, trying to drive me to think about my concerns as we go. She is also very quick to respond i’m the messaging which helps me write out notes or questions throughout the week before we are able to meet the next time. She has also been sending additional resources so I can work on some things during the week if the schedule aligns. Highly recommend her.

Written by E.M. on Jul 10, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Terri is absolutely wonderful. During our time together, she provided hands on resources that helped with depression, thought reframing, and trauma and grief. She has stellar patience and proved to be a great guide (but not hand holder) through my time of need & healing. So thankful!

Written by M.A. on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Working with Terri has been a phenomenal experience! Her guidance and support has truly made a positive impact on my life. She has such a genuine, kind-hearted soul that just talking with her makes you immediately feel a sense of comfort. I’ve seen such a drastic improvement in my mental health in just the few months I’ve been working with Terri and have learned skills that I’ll continue to develop. I highly recommend Terri!!

Written by H.I. on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Terri is so awesome and smart! She has great tips and ideas! Very easy to talk to If you are a first timer!

Written by D.A. on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd

Terri almost immediately honed in on the flaws in my thinking keeping me from being happy and productive. I don't know if I'll be able to self-sabotage later down the line, but the fact that in two sessions, Terri successfully encouraged me to both work and create more tells me she knows what she's doing. She tricked me into respecting myself again. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Written by K.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terri is thoughtful and caring. She made me feel comfortable from the first session. She is very experienced and has helped me to think through the challenges that I have been facing to find a solution!

Written by L.I. on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Terry was incredibly helpful. She was great at communicating, and listening.

Written by J.A. on Mar 31, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Very good to talk to. Very nice and helpful! Would recommend. :)