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Terri Spain, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes

About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance related concerns, relationship concerns, body image concerns, trauma, parenting concerns, and adjusting to change. I have experience working with people from very diverse backgrounds, experiences, and from different stages of their lifecycle. I am currently only seeing clients with the preference of messaging only. This may change in the future.

My style is very laid back and informal. It is my goal to help clients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible with sharing their experiences. I focus on empowering clients and helping them to develop healthy and individualized coping skills.

I want my clients to understand that I view my interactions with them as a privilege because I know that you choose to share your experience with me. It is my goal to help you to shift your perspective and to find relief. I am here for you.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Terri Spain. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I've really enjoyed working with Terri so far! She's helped me understand a lot about how my thoughts color my experiences.

Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Terri is a wonderful listener and has a great set of mental “tools” for challenging negative thought processes. She’s probably the most helpful counselor I’ve ever had, honestly. I value her ability to simplify the messy web of thoughts I have while still being empathetic to them.

Written on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I’ve loved our sessions. Very helpful and good at listening and easy going. Really enjoying it!

Written on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She brings a lot of insight that is helpful!

Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Terri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management