Terri Shafer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of Spoon River College, Illinois State University, and earned her master's degree in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies (agency counseling) from Western Illinois University. Terri began her career in 2000 in community mental health. Since then she has worked in higher education as a counselor, campus director, and part-time faculty. She is certified member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, American Counseling Association and, the Illinois Counseling Association. She currently serves as treasurer of the Illinois College Counseling Association.
Terri's therapeutic techniques incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness, self- compassion, and Internal Family Systems therapy. She believes in "whole hearted living" and the connectedness of mind, body, spirit as a path to wellness.
She has special interests in working with individuals, families, and couples. She has expertise working with anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD, sexual Assault, grief, childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological abuse); relationship issues, addiction and recovery; LGBTQ issues; OCD; chronic illness; and spirituality.
Terri's personal interests center on her family, friends, and living the country life. She enjoys flower and vegetable gardening and helping out on the farm whenever possible. She is active in her community through her church and volunteers every year with her local county fair and 4-H organization.