Terri Finnigan

When clients enter into the therapeutic process willing to work, therapy can be nothing short of life changing. Therapy can provide clients with the tools to change their perspective, improve their thought and communication patterns, and increase their level of interpersonal intimacy. Most importantly, therapy gives clients the opportunity to be seen and heard in a safe, accepting environment.

I provide services for the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Gay & Lesbian Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Planning
(including adoption, artificial
insemination, IVF, and surrogacy)

Therapeutic services provided to clients are created on a case-by-case basis. I consider “what works” for each client based on the client’s personal history, goals, and communication style. Further consideration is given to the service each client is seeking. For example, a client with anxiety might be treated with a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which helps replace irrational thoughts with new, more functional thoughts, and Mindfulness Therapy, which includes meditation and emphasizes the importance of the mind-body connection. A client struggling with depression might be treated using a Post-Modern lens, which focuses on the client’s strengths as opposed to his or her perceived weaknesses. When treating the LGBTQ population, cultural considerations such as oppression, rejection, and family of origin tensions would be considered.