Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Counselor, Co-Director

Teri is a licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of experience providing counseling and therapeutic services to adults and teenagers. She spent 10 years working in non-profit agencies and schools before transitioning to private work. She strives to empower clients to find their own inner strengths and overcome obstacles in life, particularly in healing from trauma. Her focus includes adult/childhood trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, teen/adolescent issues, family-of-origin issues, LGBTQ issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Teri believes every person has the capacity for growth and change, and she helps clients find greater balance, personal insight, and resiliency. Her style is empathic and collaborative, and she is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Consultant-in-Training. She uses EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, somatic techniques, mindfulness, and expressive arts in her work.

Professional Info

  • What is your educational background?

    Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin; Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • How long have you been doing counseling?

    15 years

  • What do you love most about what you do?

    What I love most about counseling is witnessing people overcome hurdles in life and being able to be part of that process. I focus a lot of my work on helping people work through traumatic and difficult life events, and being part of someone’s healing and rebuilding is incredibly rewarding. I’m constantly in awe of the strength and resiliency that people have within themselves.

  • What previous jobs have you held?

    Before going into private practice, I was a Program Manager for Communities In Schools working in high schools for 6 years. Prior to that, I was a counselor at Hope Alliance working with survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse for about 5 years.

Personal Info

  • Where are you from?

    I grew up in Tyler, TX.

  • What made you decide to become a therapist?

    Being a therapist has been a natural interest of mine since childhood. My dad was also a therapist, so I was not only around the therapy world quite a bit, but I was always fascinated by it. Growing up, I always drew in friends who confided in me, and I always had a natural curiosity and compassion towards people. I loved understanding different people’s perspectives and what made them ‘tick’. As a result of this curiosity, I ended up studying journalism throughout most of my undergraduate years. But at one point, after finishing a long interview with a man who was homeless, I realized that I wanted to be able to help this man rather than just write about him. This changed my path, and from then on, I pursued a career in social work/counseling.

  • Hobbies

    Cooking, entertaining, trying new restaurants (anything that has to do with food!), traveling, reading, watching movies.

  • Where do you want to travel?

    If it doesn’t matter that I’ve already traveled there, then anywhere in France or Italy; for a place I’ve never been, then Japan.

Areas of Experience

Therapist personality: Introvert
Therapist personality: Extrovert
Kids
Teens
Adults
Couples
Fee (higher or lower)
Years of Experience

Teri’s Client Testimonials

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