I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with men, women, adolescents, and children ten years of age and older. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1988 and my Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University in 1990.
I am certified through the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) by the Advanced Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (ABTTI). For more information about ABTTI and IOCDF, see their website at https://iocdf.org/professionals/training-institute/btti/.
I am also certified in Brainspotting (BSP). For more information about BSP, see my Brainspotting page as well as https://brainspotting.pro/.
I began my career in counseling at the United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) in Decatur, Georgia where I served as Director of Counseling Services overseeing eight other therapists. In 1994, I left UMCH and joined a group practice.
In 1998, I began successfully treating clients suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety disorders with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). During my own therapy process, I discovered Brainspotting (BSP) and found it to be a technique that was life changing. I started using BSP as a treatment technique in 2015. BSP can help people with emotional and physical symptoms resulting from Stress, Anxiety, Dysregulation, and Trauma. It is also an effective and efficient treatment tool for Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Separation Issues, Transgender, PTSD, Physical and Emotional Trauma, Injury Recovery, and Performance Issues. BSP can be used for children, adolescents, or adults. These specialized forms of treatment have become my areas of expertise.
I opened my private practice in 2000. Since 2000, I have written articles for couples that have chosen to not have children, divorce, and anxiety. I was selected by MTV to provide therapeutic input for an episode of "I Used to be Fat," a show that depicts overweight high school seniors on their quest to lose significant amounts of weight before starting college. The show originally aired in 2011 and can be seen online at MTV. Forward to the 24 minute mark to view my session with Latrice. In 2017, I was featured in an article in VoyageATL. The full article can be seen here: Meet Lisa R. Terry, LPC