FREEMAN Counseling & Consulting
Renewing Hearts and Minds
Mary Teresa "Terry" Freeman, MS, MAC, LPC, CPCS
Call or Text: 770-239-7453
Individual Counseling Services for Children, Adolescents and Adults
My clinical orientation is Client Centered Therapy. That is, I believe that my clients are the experts and it is my job to walk along side of them to help them achieve the goals they wish to accomplish. In individual therapy, I seek to help my client become as emotionally and mentally healthy as possible. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to practice the most effective, evidence-based treatment that meets each need for healing.
Family Counseling for Couples and Families
In family therapy, my goal is to help the family unit be as healthy as possible. This involves teaching communication skills and creative problem solving while attempting to strengthen the respect and love between members of the unit.
I meet with a couple for 6 to 8 weeks to discuss a variety of topics that are necessary to consider before marriage such as financial values and styles, communication, creating protective hedges, love languages, parenting values and styles, family of origin issues, etc.
Group Therapy for Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse
This group is a closed group for no more than 5 women. It meets a total of twelve weeks for one and a half hours. The group includes coping skills training, education about abuse and listening to each woman's trauma narrative. A free assessment is offered for those interested in participating. See the page, "Trauma" for more information.
Relationship Restoration and Enhancement
I believe that, in relationships, we are often wounded. And, in relationships, we are often healed. Therefore, I desire to be a source of unconditional love and support as I help people heal in their relationships. I help clients identify unhealthy patterns of relating, establish healthy boundaries and take risks for trying new things in order to achieve relational satisfaction.
I have been working with addictions since 1990. I have had experience treating all types of addiction: chemical dependency, workaholism, eating disorders, gambling, etc. I also work with family members of addicts, helping them cope with the stress of having a loved one struggling with addiction.
Trauma and Abuse Recovery
I have a particular passion in helping trauma survivors find freedom in recovery and have experience in this population since 1990. This is a service I provide for children, adolescents and adults. My approach involves education, establishing safe and effective coping skills and resolving trauma through processing a trauma narrative. I also like to integrate safe and supportive family members in the healing process. I have a specialized group for adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For more information, go to the "Trauma" page.
Anxiety and Stress Management
It seems anxiety disorders are on the rise in our culture and all ages and cultures are affected. I tend to utilize a number of techniques that have been found to be effective in treating anxiety such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Relaxation and Stress Management and Boundary Setting.
Stabilization in Mood Disorders (such as Depression, Bipolar, etc.)
Mood disorders do not have to be life controlling. I believe in helping clients learn how to monitor their symptoms so that they can manage them effectively. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients identify negative and defeating self-talk, fight those thoughts and replace them with healthier and more positive thoughts. If a client is prescribed medication by a Psychiatrist or Primary Care Physician, I make sure that I have the permission to speak with the doctor to be sure we are effectively coordinating counseling services with medication management.
Achieving Personal and Professional Growth and Satisfaction
I enjoy working with people in various stages of life, helping them evaluate their life and set goals for their future. I find this extremely rewarding walking alongside them as they navigate change personally and professionally.