Terri Sawyer

(LSCW)

About Me

Hello there!

Thank 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

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Career, Depression

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #5748990-3501 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

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

LCSW #X-10485 (Expires: 2019-05-31)

LCSW #CW020010 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.M. on Aug 10, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, self esteem, and career

She is the bomb diggity! I have really liked that we have been able to connect on some real life issues and beliefs that help me to relate to her as a person and on a real level.

Written by B.R. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Terri truly takes her work seriously, is very responsive, great listener, and very supportive - so happy to work with her!

Written by S.T. on Jul 22, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Terri is fantastic and has quickly become one of my good friends! I feel like I can turn to her for anything! She has helped me work through some of my anxiety and has really changed my life! I love her!!

Written by J.E. on Jul 14, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, and grief

Terri is a great counselor!

Written by J.E. on Jul 04, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 1 month on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Terri is wonderful. She is cheerful and supportive, but never makes me feel overwhelmed. She has realistic, positive solutions to my issues.

Written by A.S. on Jun 27, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Terri has helped me so much. She listens, she doesn't judge and she reaches out to you if you start to withdraw. She cares! 6 months ago I was barely eating, rarely showering, never leaving my house, and my relationship was falling apart. I still have a lot of work to do but I'm now pushing myself to go to the gym at least once a week, I'm eating better and taking care of myself better, I'm working on my artwork again and the tension in my relationship has reduced dramatically. I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy!

Written by M.E. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Terri has given me faith in counseling that I didn't have before. See my last experience with counseling was completely horrible. Terri is so understanding of every situation I bring her way, if she doesn't know something she will look it up and get back with you in a timely fashion.

Written by R.H. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

She has addressed my concerns and helping me to consider issues in different ways

Written by A.M. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Terry is knowledgeable and caring. She is genuinely concerned about how I am doing. She listens. She asks questions and gives insights to make me think about my life, and about the choices I need to make to create a health and bright future. I apparexiate the goals and assignments that she gives me. She regularly checks in on me. I appreciate her!

Written by A.N. on Jun 02, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Responds in a very timely manner and let's her clients know if shes going out of town or not going to be able to respond for a while. She really likes to know how things are going and what you've been up to. She remembers little things and asks about them every once in a while.

Written by S.U. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Love her. She is always checking up on me and helping me out and always so supportive no matter what kind of day I am having!

Written by S.H. on May 31, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, and self esteem

Terri has been such an angel in my healing experience. She has been patient and kind and I've really appreciated her expertise. Thank you so much Terri!

Written by L.A. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I am happy I got partnered up with Terri!! She is so kind and caring and easy to talk to :) She listens and helps out with useful advice. She is also supportive and encouraging, which is something I really needed during my difficult time. I am happy so far with Terri!!

Written by E.N. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, anger, and career

I really have appreciated the consistent & helpful responses from Terri. I am definitely getting things out and actioned and just sorting thru things productively that I wasn't able to do before Better help & Terri. Def recommend Terri.

Written by C.O. on May 15, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Terri is a wonderful counselor - attentive, kind, understanding, I recommend her to anyone using BetterHelp.

Written by K.A. on May 03, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks

I've spent the last 8-10 years of my life. (I'm 27 now and have been searching for quality mental help since I was about 18) I can't believe it took me this long to find Terri. She is the type of therapist that suits me perfectly. She is the first medical professional to listen to me, understand me, and work to move forward. EVERYONE else. Passed me along. My best guess is that I've held it together for so long they didn't believe I needed the help. Terri is the first one to actually offer some and I really appreciate it. Life saving honestly.

Written by D.I. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I’m so glad Terri is my counselor, we instantly clicked and I could immediately trust her. She has been very encouraging and I feel that she really understands and listens to what I’m saying. She’s allowing me to do things in a way that feels right for me while still helping me with that push I need. I really appreciate our conversations and I would highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by A.M. on Apr 13, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

I always had a hard time going to therapist. I was uncomfortable with the thought of doing therapy again. Terri made me feel comfortable right away. I feel like I could trust her and open up. She is helping me heal on my journey.

Written by M.A. on Mar 30, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Terri is being a great help for me. It's exactly what I needed. Although we come from two very different backgrounds, she almost immediately understood me and I felt I was talking to myself.

Written by K.A. on Mar 20, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

Terri has helped me so much in the short time we’ve been talking.

Written by T.A. on Mar 08, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

I am so happy with Terri Sawyer! Terri has been empathetic, inquisitive, helpful, and supportive since I met her. She is fantastic!

Written by A.N. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, anger, and career

Terri is a fantastic therapist. She helped me in so many ways that I have no words to express my gratitude. She is friendly and helpful and is always there for you even in the darkest of hours. Thank you Terri!

Written by E.R. on Mar 01, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Terri is an amazing counselor. I feel so comfortable talking to her and she helps me figure out solutions to my problems in a kind way. Terri is SUPER timely in getting back to me.

Written by K.A. on Feb 16, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Terri is a fabulous counselor! She has helped me so much over the past few months and has such specific, useful advice. I feel I can talk to her about anything and that she’s always there for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with transitions and self-identity.

Written by H.I. on Feb 03, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks

Terri is just wonderful! She treats me like a friend but also a therapist at the same time. When I talk to her, it's like I'm talking to a friend. I don't generally like to "burden" my friends with my struggles because I just feel like that 's not really ok. But with Terri, I feel like she responds to me the way I would expect my friend to but also helps me with my struggles. She is wonderful.

Written by H.E. on Feb 02, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

She was there for me when I needed her. She was positive and helpful.

Written by S.Y. on Jan 30, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem

Five stars.

Written by S.E. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 3 weeks

Terri is sharp and empathetic. I appreciate her time and council.

Written by E.L. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Terri is understanding and curious without being judgmental, and takes concerns seriously. She is an amazing support base.

Written by S.A. on Jan 23, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Terri has been a WONDERFUL counselor! She's always available and answers quickly but she also is not overbearing when it comes to communication but rather sends occasional messages that she's always available when you're ready to talk. 10/10

Written by D.E. on Jan 21, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger

Terri Sawyer is a lifesaver! Great listener and gives great advice or ideas to learn and improve myself.

Written by H.U. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

It has been a positive experience.

Written by B.L. on Dec 31, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Its so nice to have someone completely non-judgmental to talk to. Terri is great and I feel like she is helping me make goals to help me overcome my issues.

Written by L.E. on Dec 09, 2017 after counseling with Terri for 2 months on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and career

Terri has a compassionate and skilled approach to therapy.