ELLE TERRADO, MS, QMHP


Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her
Locations:
Andersonville & via Telehealth
Language(s) I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Acculturation, Immigration & Refugees
  • Addiction, Alcohol Use & Substance Use
  • ADHD, Autism & Neurodivergence
  • Family, Peer & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar & Depression)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Stress & Coping
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Relationships (Separation/Divorce)

PHILOSOPHY

I have experience working with the LGBT+ community and people from various cultural backgrounds, including those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. It can be complex navigating the trials and tribulations of life, and I am interested in developing insights that make managing life easier. The hope is feeling the reward of personal growth.

THERAPY WITH ME

Successful therapy is defined by the client. I use concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, and humanistic psychology to inform my work with diverse types of people. In therapy with me, our first session can look like us having a conversation guided by some questions to get to know you and your goals for our work together. While defining those first goals will be important, therapy has ever-changing conditions! Together we can find creative ways of managing life adversities that are relevant to you. Through collaboration, time, and patience, we can work to nurture an environment for growth.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • National Certified Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
    Practicing under the supervision of Kayo Curra, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (License No. 180014686)

Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science in Advertising, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Existential Psychotherapy, Family Systems Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy (Humanism), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Trauma Informed Therapy.