About Me

ABOUT ME
Hello
My name is Terry Jensen. I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ and practicing for over 30 years. While finishing my degree, I also attended the Institute for Gestalt Therapy and received my certificate. My professional experience includes Foster Care, Healthcare, and Dialysis. I also worked in a school for children with disabilities; however, my focus has been working with the Geriatric population and hospice. I have worked as a psychotherapist in nursing homes, private residences and assisted living facilities.
My process is to address the past, determine how it affects the present and work towards a positive outcome for the future. My approach is behavioral combined with psychodynamic therapy. We can focus on anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life changes.
As my client, I will treat you as an individual and provide interventions geared toward helping you achieve your goals. I am respectful and compassionate while addressing your needs and goals. Gestalt Therapy allows us to be in the present while addressing the past and modifying the behaviors for an improved future. My goal is to make you feel very comfortable and safe since divulging experiences can be difficult. Everyone willing to be courageous and work towards change needs to be treated with the utmost respect. Change is not easy, but worth the challenge. I would like the chance to work with you towards achieving these challenges.
I look forward to working with you providing support and empowerment as we work towards a positive outcome.

SPECIALITIES
• Parenting Skills
• Anger Management
• Lifestyle Changes and Coping Skills
• Caregiver Issues
• Aging
• Loss and Grief
• Death and Dying
• Dialysis

Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse Depression, Compassion fatigue Communication, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-Esteem, Adjustment Disorder

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Spirituality, Solution Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Terry Jensen. 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.

Written by J.A. on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Terry is amazing! She’s extremely helpful and she’s a real person.

Written by G.R. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Excellent

Written by K.A. on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel heard when I’m with her

Written by M.A. on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Insightful and helpful

Written by H.Y. on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel very much at ease talking with Terry. She understands my concerns and offers me different ways to deal with my anxiety and suggests different tools to use...

Written by A.V. on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Terry has a very warm disposition and a calming, centering presence. She shares thoughtful insight into a situation and makes sure to affirm and encourage along the way.

Written by J.E. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Terry is Very kind. Try’s to relate by her own experiences and suggests ways on how to get through the grieving process. She helped me feel more comfortable talking about my feelings. which is a difficulty of mine. She gives excellent ideas and exercises to do on your own. I truly believe she really has helped me so far. I’m happy I took this step and was matched with Terry.

Written by K.I. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Great Listener and she provides helpful tools

Written by J.A. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She listens and gives you very good advice during session to help you understand your problems.

Written by S.U. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Terry is down to earth and easy to talk to. I felt comfortable from the very start. She shares her experiences with honesty and I am able to understand my situation better after speaking with her. Terry reads my Journal entries quickly and I feel she is there for me even in between our appointments which is very helpful with the trust issues I have had throughout my life.

Written by B.E. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Terry is truly a wonderful therapist and a magical human being! Anybody would be lucky to have her as their therapist. She is well experienced, insightful and wise. She makes you feel heard. I instantly feel better after talking to her.

Written by C.A. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Terry is a quick study who immediately picks up on the true nature of a problem and offers memorable advice. She is a solid pro. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to share nearly an hour with her as she offers expert guidance on complicated issues with seemingly complete familiarity of the personalities and situations involved. Simply put, she is an angel.

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