Terry Smith LCSW
Do you feel overlooked in your senior years? As I enter my mid 70’s, I am especially aware of this disparity. It is my mission to provide compassionate, relatable care to folks over 60.
I am so glad you are taking the time to invest in yourself and I am grateful to be considered as your therapist. I have over 40 years of experience in helping people heal. I work best with seniors who are adjusting to the transitions and challenges of later adulthood.
These challenges may Include:
- Reconnecting with one’s purpose
- Adjusting to divorce or loss of a spouse or partner
- Confronting loneliness
- Navigating conflict with adult children
- Chronic health issues
- Building community
- Addressing unresolved trauma, including religious trauma
I have special expertise in supporting grandparents who are adjusting to guardianship of grandchildren.
I offer family sessions in which I help you navigate changing family dynamics and establish mutual understanding and greater harmony.
I draw from indigenous spiritual practices, energy work, family systems therapy, traditional CBT, and trauma focused modalities.
Tara Beardsley LCMHC
Throughout my life there have been occasional moments when I felt like I was tapping into some deep knowing, I felt present, confident, and calm. I somehow knew what to do and what was needed.
Unfortunately, at the time those moments felt fleeting, they didn’t last.
I am proud to tell my clients that I don’t ask them to do anything I haven’t done myself. I have always been willing to do the hard work so I can live my life to the fullest but also so I can be the best therapist I can for the client’s I work for.
I now experience much more control over being able to be connected to that calm confidence, the part of me that knows what I need. It has changed my entire perspective on counseling. I now see my role as a guide for you. I focus on helping you reconnect to your wisest, most, loving and joy-filled self. Having inner connection with yourself gives you more clarity, power, self-love and compassion for your life and connecting with those around you.
Let me help you get to know the parts of you that are stuck. Stuck in rage, guilt, fear, people pleasing and unable to ask for what you want or need. The parts that are stuck in the cycle of food addiction and unhealthy eating behaviors. The parts of you once served an important purpose, maybe it was to stay numb, or to distract you from the pain or discomfort. Now, you are ready for something different.
Healing the trauma of the past opens you back up to your inner wisdom, joy, confidence and self compassion and love.