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.
• Parenting Skills
• Anger Management
• Lifestyle Changes and Coping Skills
• Caregiver Issues
• Loss and Grief
• Death and Dying
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
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Spirituality, Solution Focused Therapy
Years of Experience: 30
Additional areas of focus: 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, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Terry is fantastic. She listens and understands you. She offers advice and guidance through stories of her own, so you really feel the connection. She is also a really fun, interesting person and helps me see things from different perspectives which I think is so valuable in therapy.
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Written on May 21, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 5 months on issues concerning grief
Simple. She’s awesome.
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Terry is such a great therapist :) she helps me make plans for what we are working on and she always checks in with me on how I am doing. She is very encouraging
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 10 months on issues concerning depression, and adhd
Terry has helped me process my previous traumatic experience which has allowed me to cope with stress. I appreciate my time with her.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and grief
Words can’t describe the relief I’ve felt in finding Terry. She completely understands me, how I function and how to make changes to grow at a pace I agree with. I wish I met her ten years ago. It feels like I’ve known her my whole life. I’ve never been so thankful to connect with someone this quickly.
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd