Terri Sawyer

(LSCW)

About Me

Hello there!

Thanks you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Master's Degree of Social Work from the University of Utah and for almost 20 years, I have worked in child and family services. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill on end of life decisions, work helping foster teens transition from foster care and teach at a local university. I also have a small private practices where I help women in tough transitions such as divorce and family issues.

In my clinical practices and experiences, I have had the privilege of helping families overcome struggles with teens are struggling through issues of adolescence and mental health problems. Parents sometimes believe that they are the only parents going through tough with teens. I enjoy supporting parents in the journey as hard as it might be sometimes. Also, I have a passion for helping those navigating a new life in sobriety. Addiction recovery is one of the bravest things that I have seen people overcome and I like to help people stay on the path of recovery. All my clinical practice incorporates cognitive behaviors strategies with a very positive Rogerian approach. Those I treat will be treated with respect and clearly set boundaries.

I want to help others by starting to help them where they want to begin. I believe in my clients I help and I want them to be happy and successful. I can help my clients by setting goals, open communication and unconditional positive regard to help with hard life situations. I wish you the best on your journey and hope to have the chance to help you!

Sincerely,
Terri Nicole Sawyer, LCSW


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Anger, Career, Depression

Years of Experience: 3

Licensing

LCSW #5748990-3501 (Expires: 2018-09-30)

LCSW #36177 (Expires: 2018-08-31)


Reviews

Written by L.E. on Dec 09, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

At the beginning of therapy I was lost, and I hated the world. I definitely do not hate the world anymore, I smile all the time now and I’m not angry. Terri has helped me so much to take all my bad experiences and turn them into something good.

Written by A.L. on Dec 03, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

Terri was helping me for almost 3 months. I am so grateful that I got Terri as my counselor, she helped me when I needed it the most. Terri is very kind and supportive, it's been a pleasure trusting her and talking with her.

Written by N.A. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Thanks Terri for being here for me. I am going through separation but you are my best friend. I love talking because you give me comfort.

Written by B.E. on Nov 14, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, anger, and career

Terri has helped me so much! All her tools and suggestions are really helpful. She is supportive and kind. I feel like talking to a friend. Thank you so much for guiding me!

Written by T.R. on Nov 04, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and career

Terri is an amazing counselor! She is always available and so kind and helpful.

Written by L.Y. on Oct 19, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

I love her! She has helped my so much by really listening to me and helping me solve my problems. No matter how little or big they are. She has also given me tools to get past major and little things when she can’t respond to me.

Written by P.E. on Oct 15, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks addictions, relationship, and family

In my sessions with Terri.....I have found her to be a wonderful listener and to grasp the meaning of what I hope to obtain in our work together. She will challenge you and make you think beyond the box and I highly recommend her professional services!!!

Written by K.A. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months grief

Terri is awesome. I lost my wife very un-expectedly and she has been responsive, empathetic and encouraging through this experience. She has really allowed me to process, learn and grow.

Written by I.G. on Sep 26, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and career

Terri is a great therapist and a lovely human being with tremendous compassion and empathy. Highly recommended.

Written by C.O. on Sep 12, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and parenting

Terri has been amazing!! I feel like she has been right by my side through my hard time. I trust what she is telling me and I feel like she speaks my language. She is so great at being able to reach me and help me understand how and why I'm feeling this way. Thank you Terri.

Written by M.I. on Sep 11, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Terri is an amazing! I think about her everyday and even though I haven't been able chat with her. She did help me in a short amount of time tons! I recommend highly of her.

Written by S.A. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

This is the perfect fit for me right now. I have been surprised and pleased every step of the way. :)

Written by M.A. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Terry is amazing. I have not participated in therapy this far and haven't sent her info requested or responded. But that didn't stop Terri from reaching out to me frequently even if it was to drop a line to say hello and check on me or send me an article or a thought that was relevant to what I was going through. It felt like a friend reaching out to me when I needed it. I am now ready to begin therapy and start healing, and without Terri and her patience I wouldn't be doing it. Thank you Terri!

Written by S.H. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Terri is extremely open-minded and knowledgeable about my needs. It seems she truly cares!

Written by J.E. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Terri is amazing. She listens and always gets me to laugh when I can't smile. She gives you enough space but also pushes you. I'm extremely impressed by her.

Written by D.E. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks stress, anxiety

Terri is terrific! She listens well without judging and helps me to reduce my stress and find some peace!

Written by J.A. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Terri is an amazing counselor, our first session was just great it was as if she knew me forever. She shows that she cares and she is all around amazing and so kind. Love her dearly.

Written by G.I. on Aug 14, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

If you want to feel like you're working with someone who cares like a friend, I'd recommend Terri. She isn't passively there and offering answers only when you send an inquiry. Terri is responsive and actively looking to keep the flow of communication open. She has thoughtfully contacted me to follow up, or offer a call when I haven't responded for a few days. This helps me to focus on making progress with what we've discussed.

Written by L.I. on Aug 13, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Terri is awesome, I was struggling to stay committed to my counseling but she very consistent about letting me know she was there for me.

Written by J.E. on Aug 11, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 5 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and bipolar

Terri has helped me by processing the best way to cope and help my father. It was very important to talk to someone who cared and provided effective empathy and alliance. Thank you for what you have done. I recommend Terri very much to help with secondary trauma and feelings of anxiety.

Written by K.I. on Aug 05, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

I loved Terri and wish that medicare paid for more help with her. I went with what they would help cover! I'm sorry!

Written by B.R. on Aug 02, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks addictions

Terri is awesome! I am so thankful to have her as my therapist! She in constant communication and always challenging you to think about things in a different fashion. What a great therapist! Thanks, Terri!

Written by H.O. on Jul 14, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Terri is the most understanding and supportive person I have ever spoken with. She makes me feel like I've known her for years which makes it so easy to open up and speak honestly with her. She has been the biggest support through a very tough time. An amazing lady who is great at what she does!

Written by J.O. on Jul 04, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and career

Terri has a compassionate and skilled approach to therapy.