Terry is the principal and founder of Sage River Wellness, a licensed clinical counselor, EMDR therapist and EMDR consultant. She has been in practice since 1986 and works with clients to develop healthier ways of coping with life and creating more satisfying relationships.
She provides Consultation to newly trained LGPC & EMDR therapists individually and through a free monthly consultation group.
She has traveled the world and worked with people from many cultures, religions and sexual orientations developing skills for holding a non-judgmental space for deep therapeutic work. Terry uses a holistic approach to join the wisdom of the body, insight, client resources and live interaction to heal past trauma, transform dysfunctional behavior, and current day conflict into conscious compassionate living.
Terry received her masters degree in Dance Movement Therapy at Goucher College, before serving as adjunct faculty for the master’s program .
Extensive training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), Somatosensory integration, IFS (internal family systems) and Reiki healing comprise the skills informing services.
Clinical experience in traumatic brain injury was obtained at Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital, a branch of University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Program, Eating disorders at Mercy Medical Center, Geriatric training at Sheppard Pratt Adult Day Treatment Center, Bykota Senior Center and Broadmead Retirement Community. She worked with children with pervasive developmental disorder and autism at The Children’s Guild and the Montebello Home for juveniles (now closed) in Baltimore County.
Training in civil, divorce and child access mediation from the University of Maryland School of Social Work was obtained to meet court requirements for employment disputes, child access and divorce mediation in Maryland. Terry has served as a mediator for EEOC cases for the courts in Baltimore City.
Perhaps the most rewarding work has been healing culturally induced trauma from war and generational prejudice with Israeli and Palestinian citizens through the organization Together Beyond Words.
Terry spent ten years providing outpatient psychotherapy and mediation services in an outpatient group practice before founding Sage River Wellness (www.sageriverwellness.com) where her private psychotherapy practice is located.
She has served on boards for Johns Hopkins Psychiatric Day Hospital, Senior Mediation and Decision-Making, Inc. , Together Beyond Words (an international peace organization) and has served as a consultant to Peace through Commerce (an international peace organization)