Hello, my name is Teral. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with 10 years of experience helping people through some of life's most challenging moments. I was raised in a Christian home with parents who are pastors. But, I developed my own personal relationship as a teenager. As a minsters wife, I have also served as a youth leader. As a Christian and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I understand that mental illness is real. This does not mean that God is not. I feel that I am able to use my professional expertise along with sound biblical approaches to help you through life's hurdles. While I am a professional in my field, I recognize that you are the expert on you. My desire is to work with you to develop and meet your goals by first actively building the level of trust through active listening, unconditional positive regard, in a compassionate, supportive, and safe space. I am here to genuinely as well as strategically provide you with hope and way to move forward, when you may feel stuck. Especially, during those times when you are feeling loss, with no answers, or life seems more than you can handle. I am here for you and can help. I am here to help you process feelings of anger, hurt, frustration, loneliness, insecurity, disappointment, shame or sadness, that can exist even with a relationship with Christ. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also have experience in Child Welfare working with children as well as adults with a history of physical trauma or emotional abuse (foster care, adoption). Even as an adult I have experienced personal trauma and understand that everyone responds differently and needs an individual approach to their healing journey.
As a professional in my field I provide psychotherapy to adults, children/adolescents, couples as well as the family unit. I can use sound biblical approaches as well as other therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family therapy (SFT), and Family Systems Therapy (FST), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) among others. I am able to use different approaches as well as combing approaches as needed to serve you as an individual. I am very open, relaxed, easy going which has served me while working with a multitude of people with diverse backgrounds.
Why should you choose me?
Simply because, "I love what I do!" Being a therapist is more than just a career choice for me. It is much deeper. It reflects a core part of me that enjoys getting to know people on a deeper and real level without judgment. I am ready engage and reach out to you throughout the week if needed. I can help guide you through those personal challenges, help ease emotional burdens, and empower you to achieve a healthier mindset. With this new mindset, I feel you will be able to achieve new ways to live in both your professional and personal life.
"He hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty...." Isaiah 61:1..
Broken hearts create broken lives ~ But God…Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH19568 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
I am very thankful for Teral .She listens and offers great assurance ,support and suggestions.