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, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, 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
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
Terry is kind and thoughtful as she helps you navigate your feelings and experiences. Her empathy is truly comforting and I am grateful for the time and effort she has put into listening to anything and everything I have to say.
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
I’ve been in and out of therapy since I was 5. I have never found a therapist who not only listens but helps me with my issues! She is amazing at finding the right coping skills for me. Terry also has an amazing sense of humor which is my #1 coping mechanism so we make a great match! I’d more than highly recommend Terry to anyone!
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Terry is thoughtful, attentive and offers questions that help me think broadly about my areas that I am developing.
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Terry's been great. She's offered me great advice on multiple different topics and has provided me with tools to help me going forward.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Terry has a warm personality and she immediately put me at ease upon our first session. I appreciate the tools she offers me and I am already learning through our sessions how to approach my issues in a healthier way. Very thankful for my time with Terry.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Terry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue