Hi! My name is Terri. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Utah and have been practicing in the field of social work for 20 years. My experience has been deeply rooted in the precious commodity of felt safety and what happens to people when that flourishes or fades. I have a great deal of experience working with
Hi! My name is Terri. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Utah and have been practicing in the field of social work for 20 years. My experience has been deeply rooted in the precious commodity of felt safety and what happens to people when that flourishes or fades. I have a great deal of experience working with attachment needs, grief and loss, betrayal, trauma and bonding. I love to engage in therapy with couples and families.
Anais Nin said, “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we do not know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness, and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” I know we can prosper and heal love through acts of vulnerability when we reach for support. We can heal when we take courage and dare to hope for something that is not present. It takes incredible strength to accept and challenge our own understanding. I deeply respect the alliance shared between clinician and client in the practice of soothing our minds, bodies and spirits. I have witnessed people internalizing change, and then reaching across and subsequently shifting the interactive systems of their families.
My studies and continued training are grounded in evidence-based interventions that sets the gold standard for relationship therapy. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI), and the work of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network inform and guide my practice. Additionally I utilize Family systems theory and a variety of other experiential dynamics that can elicit thought and movement to help heal and earn secure connections. My job is to be curious about the “stuck places” and help unpack the automatic ways we come to construct experiences. Together we can work toward creating a new map, diminish the risks and fears; and build a new cohesive story of how we got here and where we are going. Happiness and joy do not require a perfect story, but a truth you can honor. Together we can create the goals and the provisions to empower success.