Terri Richardson, LAPC
(Coming Soon: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana & UHC)Private Pay/Reduced Rate Only
A seed of compassion to help families was planted in my heart when I was a young child in North Carolina, coping with adjusting to a blended family, family trauma, and the death of my favorite uncle. The nurturing received by a loving community that surrounded our family at the time of loss gave me a great passion to serve those in pain. I longed to have that listening ear as others had listened to me. I began helping my community as a young adult. I started by volunteering in shelters for the homeless and battered women. My work there led me to start a non-profit organization providing resources to families in need and mentorship programs for women and families coping with life transitions. After completing my undergraduate studies, I worked in several Core agencies throughout the metro-Atlanta area serving couples, teens, families, and groups. My divine purpose is to connect with individuals, families, and couples that are in crisis.
My 10 years in various clinical environments have equipped me with the passion and skills to help my community become that safe place. Since receiving my master’s degree from Grand Canyon University, I have practiced in private settings while working toward full licensure in the State of Georgia. I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Mercianna Oliver, Ph.D., CPCS, and Kristen Fraser, LPC, CPCS.
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What do all those initials mean following each therapist’s name?
ACS - Approved Clinical Supervisor
CAP - Certified Addictions Professional
CRC - Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Ed.D. - Doctor of Education
Ed.S. - Education Specialist
LAPC - Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
M.Ed. - Master of Education
MS - Master of Science
MSW - Master of Social Work
NCC - National Certified Counselor
As your therapists, what are Canton Counseling’s goals for you?
Our goal is to provide a safe place to work through whatever is standing in the way of you being the best person you can be. We believe that while our clients are working hard, we are there to be people that challenges them to dig deeper and a cheerleader to give them the encouragement to continue to move forward.