Hello and thank you for trying therapy! I know you want to find a good fit and despite all the clinical experience, authenticity is a most important attribute. Someone you can trust to help you figure things out. Someone that is relatable, can listen and challenge, when needed. I I'll tell you a little about me to help you decide. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I am a Maine native and obtained a BA in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Rhode Island where I also received the prestigious Outstanding Psychology Student Award. Working tirelessly with the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in acute settings throughout the community, I am passionate about helping others live the life they were meant to realize. In 2003, I received my MSW from the University of New England and have been licensed as an LCSW since 2009.
I am a trauma informed therapist with experience with substance use and mental health disorders as well as major mental illnesses. I have worked with adolescents and adults at inpatient psych units, adults and elderly in intensive community settings, incarcerated women, and currently work with adults in a private practice setting here on better help as well as teaching CBT skills. I utilize a combination of interventions and curriculum, CBT techniques and complimentary practices, which are based in evidence and tailored to the individual. I pay special attention to the strengths of each person and am very relational in my approach.
The Philosophy/Attitude that guides my practice: The importance of helping you find safety in a sometimes unsafe and chaotic world. Everyone wants power and control over the destiny of their life. What do you want more control of in your life? What is causing the most stress right now? How are you really doing? I use solution focused, strengths based approaches to helping you develop the skills needed to thrive and overcome the current pain and suffering. I know recovery is possible and you can find the joy and meaning in life again. I define recovery as: A process of reclaiming what has been lost due to trauma, addiction and mental health issues. I know it can be hard knowing where to start. You already have begun! I believe that, so leave a message, get in touch. This is a compassionate, confidential place to explore the feelings, thoughts and behaviors that are getting in the way of you living your best life. Take care.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, 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, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC11977
Terry is great and connects with me great!
Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Terry for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Terry is the best, very knowledgeable and compassionate and flexible with her schedule.
Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She goes above and beyond and I’m grateful for her efforts toward effective, individualized treatment
Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Terry is fantastic! I am so grateful.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Terry Jordan is professional, compassionate, and great to work with!
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
An amazing listener and someone with a remarkable ability to gently push me to where I need to go.
I am so happy to have been paired with Terry. She has been a blessings
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Terry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties