Nicholas Terry believes life is experienced uniquely by each and every one of us. Our experiences influence our self-image, self-esteem, and self-confidence. In short, the events of our lives impact our self-worth. Negative experiences have the potential to damage us and leave individuals feeling, thinking, or acting “unworthy”. An “unworthy” perspective can be the source of great mental and emotional distress.
Counseling provides individuals with the opportunity to heal mental and emotional distress by compassionately examining their storied life events. Nicholas believes that an empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm response to these stories allows an individual to feel understood. With this understanding comes connection. By connecting with his clients, Nicholas seeks to empower them to improve their sense of self-worth and gain a healthy perspective.
At Foundations Counseling, Nicholas Terry works with people who seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:
- Relationship Dynamics – adolescent development, affair recovery, attachment issues and disorders, codependency, conflict resolution, couple’s communication skills, divorce recovery, intimacy concerns, marital difficulties, parenting skills and training, pre-marriage counseling, second marriages, sexual issues
- Individual Therapy – self-esteem and self-worth, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, drugs and alcohol, school and family issues, life coaching and goal setting, codependency, trauma, abuse, grief and loss
- Adolescent and Teens – ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bullying, cutting and self-injury, depression, eating disorders, effects of divorce, loss of a parent or loved one, school issues, self-esteem, sports performance, anger and defiance, body image issues
Nicholas is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He has a Master of Counseling in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Oregon State University – Cascades, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University. He has received additional training in addiction recovery and suicide intervention. Nicholas utilizes techniques from Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Attachment Theory, and Person-Centered Therapy.