Hi, I’m Terri Dempsey,  Clinical Director of Hope Crossing Christian Counseling.  In 1984, I double majored in Psychology and Theology receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Blue Mountain College.  I received my Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University in May 1991.  The combination of a Christian and secular education allows me to understand and fit into both worlds.  Scripture tells us to be in the world but not of the world.

I have been counseling for over 20 years.  I keep up with the latest research and techniques to allow me to be more effective and consequently help you feel better.  I treat most mental health issues and specialize in trauma, personality disorders, and difficult cases in adults, adolescents, and children.  I completed EMDR training in May 2005 and am EMDRIA certified in EMDR. In treating anxiety and depression whether in adults, adolescents, or children, there is often a common thread – trauma.  Trauma can be the basis of eating disorders, anger management issues, and severe stress as well as identity issues in children and adolescents.  As your counselor, I offer complete care and attention to your concerns and goals.  As the Clinical Director, I want your experience at Hope Crossing to be the best it can be.  I look forward to meeting you.