Terry is a strength-based therapist who believes It takes great courage to seek support, whether it be during times of suffering or during a period of change, and the focus of his practice is to provide support by working together to cultivate inner strength and self-understanding.
Terry utilizes an integrative and holistic approach to psychotherapy. His practice is rooted in mindfulness, CBT and DBT approaches, EMDR, and contemporary Psychodynamic therapy. His work also draws from the mind-body connection, spirituality, social/cultural influences, neurobiology, and
There are countless reasons why people seek therapy – whether it’s the daily stressors of life, relationship struggles, or painful experiences and emotions. Challenges are a part of life, and no one is immune to them.
Sometimes these challenges become too much to bear on our own, or we find that our efforts to solve the problem simply aren’t working. When an individual is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides
illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, Terry believes, the most precious gift one can give to another.
As a therapist, Terry is open and affirming and strives to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. Terry values the diversity of racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health, appearance, size, political perspective, educational and class status.
Issues and concerns Terry commonly works with include Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Co-occurring disorders, Communication and Relationships issues, Identity and transition concerns, Grief and loss, Self-esteem, Stress management and self-care, Thought and mood disorders as well as Early and late Adulthood Transitions and life changes.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Master of Arts, Counseling & Psychological Services. University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science, Psychology.