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.