About

Kristen Terry, LMSW

Born and raised in Chester County, Pennsylvania, I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan to pursue my undergraduate studies at Calvin College. At Calvin, I discovered my vocational spark. I found direction, purpose and joy in the practice of psychotherapy and in the study of human behavior. I earned my Masters in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh.
Over the next 20 years, my spark for counseling would be fanned into flame. Living and working in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area provided me abundant opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally. Dr. Dan Siegel’s contributions to the field of psychology brought enthusiastic focus to my learning. Here I would also delve deeply into the teachings of psychiatrist and author Dr. Curt Thompson. I worked closely with Dr. Thompson, eventually serving as the Clinical Director of his psychiatric and counseling practice. These experiences led me to establish my vocational niche within the fields of interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spiritual formation.

With mentors Dr. Dan Seigel and Dr. Curt Thompson, and colleagues: American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference, 2017

In 2015, my husband, our two teenaged sons, and I moved to beautiful northern Michigan where my husband was born and raised. I own a private counseling and consulting practice located in downtown Petoskey. I regularly travel to Washington, D.C. to provide staff care, consultation and debriefing services for several nonprofits involved in the war against human trafficking and modern slavery. I enjoy supporting leaders, encouraging churches and developing teams. I provide trainings on a variety of topics and lead church retreats. Please visit my Speaking and Consulting page for more information.