Terry Griner, LPC
- Ages: teens, young adults, adults, families, couples
- Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic
- Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Self-Esteem
- Stress Management and Self-Care
- Caregiver Burnout
- Body Image and Intuitive Eating
Terry Griner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey who specializes in the treatment of adolescents, young adults, adults, and families who are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, stress management, self-care, and caregiver burnout. Terry’s expertise also includes counseling families who are looking for practical strategies to create meaningful and lasting change. She uses a variety of evidenced-based techniques tailored to address the specific and unique needs of each individual or family in a safe, supportive, and empathic environment.
Terry completed her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey and her M.A. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at William Paterson University. Terry has become seasoned in providing individual, family, and group counseling and psychotherapy in a range of settings with diverse populations. She is well versed in delivering science-supported modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and utilizes a strengths-based, shared decision making approach incorporating mindfulness and motivational interviewing.
Terry completed her Master’s internship at Montclair State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where she discovered her love of working with young adults. Terry conducted psychotherapy with college students experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, personality disorders, and a variety of adjustment concerns during this formative developmental period. Following completion of her Master’s degree, she began working for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, (UMDNJ) with a focus on providing supportive counseling and education to families caring for an adult loved one with a serious mental illness. This experience helped her to develop a greater appreciation for working with families and caregivers as they develop skills to create a more effective, peaceful, and supportive family system. Following UMDNJ’s merger with Rutgers University, Terry further solidified her passion for the young adult population working with youth and young adults experiencing early psychosis as well as anxiety, depression, mania, OCD, and substance use. This work highlighted the importance of meeting each individual where they are at in their own unique journey while teaching skills to move towards their personally meaningful and individual goals. In addition, Terry worked with youth at risk for developing a serious mental illness, with interventions aimed at mitigating this risk. She has also worked in group-based programs at Rutgers and Care Plus NJ, Inc. providing a range of therapeutic, supportive, and psychoeducational interventions to adults experiencing a wide variety of both acute and chronic mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
In addition to working with young adults, adults and families, Terry is passionate about community outreach and education about mental health. She has been involved in various community and professional presentations. Terry has also been actively involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is dedicated to fighting stigma associated with mental health conditions, and was recently a panel presenter at the annual NAMI NJ conference.
Terry is a lover of learning and actively pursues continuing education, both formally and independently. She is dedicated to continuously growing and providing the most effective interventions and also maintains that each individual possesses unique strengths that should be identified and cultivated. She believes in the resilient nature of the human condition, is an avid supporter of each individual’s right to autonomy, and asserts that the connection that she facilitates with each of her clients is the crux of the therapeutic process.