I am Terri Sears, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, adolescent and family therapy, and I maintain a private practice in Roseville, CA.
With over fifteen years of experience as a psychotherapist, I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Social Work, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented therapy, psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches. I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief/loss, substance abuse, parenting struggles and family dymanics.
I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I also understand personally the pain associated with losing a family member and dealing with addiction within the family system.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Montana, Missoula MT., in 1993. I then went on to work in the field with emotionally disturbed youth and their families for seven years before attending graduate school. In 2000 I received my Masters in Science and Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While in graduate school I added working with individual adults to my internships and post-graduate work.
License, Certifications & Awards
I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California in 2004, #21895. I worked for over six years in outpatient psychiatry for Kaiser Permanente in the Bay Area and specialized in working with adolescents, adults and families. I moved to the Sacramento area in 2007 and started private practice. I absolutely love private practice and feel that my previous work and life experiences have enabled me to be a compassionate, effective therapist.
I have additional training in working with adolescents and individual adults. I've lead groups on codependency and substance abuse and obtain on-going education in addressing depression, anxiety, grief and in the field of positive psychology. I've also utilized equine-assisted psychotherapy to help others address their psychological concerns.
Professional Activities and Memberships
I am an active member of the National Association of Social Workers