About me

I am a licensed psychologist in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida. I have 38 years of experience in working with individuals and families. During my career, I have been the director of hospital units and operated private practices in three states. I have experience in working with individuals from basically all walks of life. I have assisted individuals who have struggled with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, trauma, career issues, OCD, ADHD, emotional abuse, and a variety of other trying and difficult life challenges. I have found that life is sometimes very tough and challenging no matter who we are or where we are on life’s journey.
The core of my therapy style consists of two combined words: “grace/acceptance.” I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with the utmost kindness, acceptance, and care by someone who is safe. My life goal, not only as a psychologist but also as a human being, is to treat every person with grace and kindness. A huge aspect of my style is patience and listening. From a clinical standpoint, I would probably best be described as interpersonal and compassionate in approach. I also use cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive strategies and thoughts to assist in the therapeutic process. Additionally, I incorporate a host of other thoughts and strategies that I have gleaned from both secular and non-secular writers over the years. My goal is always to treat everyone as a person with differing needs, thoughts, feelings, goals, and struggles. I do not believe that one technique, strategy, or approach fits all. I am constantly learning and trying to improve so that I can better myself and others. My approach is as a professional and human who has experienced a host of challenges and struggles himself. My thrust is to help each person realize that there is hope, even if they currently feel hopeless and at wits end.
Again, all of these techniques are woven into a package that I like to term as a grace (favoring whether one believes that they deserve it or not) or acceptance-oriented approach.
For many individuals, it is difficult to step out and seek help; and I understand that, because I am human and have practiced in the field of psychology for more than three decades. I think that the question that often comes to our minds as we take such a risk has to do with safety, that is, will the person I talk to be safe and not judge, criticize, or think poorly of me. My goal initially is to answer that question and continue to answer it via my behaviors and comments with, “No, I will strive to make this a safe and beneficial experience for you. I will treat you with acceptance and grace in the same way that I want to be treated.”
Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you. If not, please continue to search for someone that you believe can be of help to you. If you are struggling, please don’t go it alone!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Forgiveness , Hoarding , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IN Psychologist 20042036A

KY Psychologist 130424

FL Psychologist PY 10787


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Johnnie (John) Terrell. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 17, 2024 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Terrell is outstanding.

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 years

Dr Terrell is wonderful. He works with my 16 year old son. My son looks forward to speaking with Dr. Terrell each week. That says something about Dr. Terrell's connection with my son. Thank you, Dr. Terrell!

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Talking with Dr.Terrell changed my life he showed me it was ok to love myself again and I couldn’t be more thankful

Written on Dec 12, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful therapist. Highly recommended!

Written on Dec 08, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and adhd

I love working with John! He has definitely been a source of inspiration for me to better myself and heal. I have a long journey ahead but he is always there when I need him!

Written on Nov 12, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Doc Terrell is an amazing soul!

Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He’s the best. We connected immediately and I feel supported and know that he has my best interest in mind with the advice he shares.

Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very easy to discuss things, and he listens.

Written on Aug 18, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Good guy. Listens and helps.

Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr Terrell provides a well balanced approach to actively listening and providing thoughtful insight using clinical/spiritual aspects to his counselling.

Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Johnnie is the best. Compassionate, very pertinent life experience. Cannot recommend him enough

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Terrell has been a great help. He listens and checks in on me weekly. He has also helped take the emotional labor away from finding an appointment, booking, etc. When we were paired through teencounseling.com, he reached out when I didn’t make an appointment. None of the times listed worked but he made an appointment to fit my schedule. He’s been honest, caring, and helpful in managing my grief, stress, and anxiety. I’m so glad I made the choice to try teencounseling.com.

Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

The best therapist I’ve had, he is very thorough and listens intently and has great wisdom and empathy. Definitely recommend dr Terrell.

Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Terrell is down to earth, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I not only enjoy our sessions I look forward to them. I’m only a few meetings he has given me tools to make the changes I’m looking for as well as noticing things I’ve never noticed about myself.

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and career difficulties

Very good

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Terrell is wonderful. Very caring and understanding!

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Terrell listens with intently and provides a refreshing perspective to your situation in a way that shines a positive light! I’m so thankful to have him as my therapist!:)

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and adhd

Dr. Terrell has encouraged and facilitated my impatience with myself and to work on the underlying issues which are coming to fruition. I’m grateful for him

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

John is very good at listening and giving feedback and he definitely cares about people.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Terrell is very knowledgeable and an expert on many topics. His approach is kind and understanding. He provides strategies and resources to help move you forward in your journey, at your own pace.

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

My meetings with Dr. Terrell have been nothing short of life changing. I was in a difficult period in my life when we started our sessions and since then my life has gotten incrementally better week by week. I would highly recommend anybody to give therapy a shot. Life can be painful but if you have the right tools to deal with that pain then it makes it a lot more manageable. Dr. Terrell has introduced me to those tools. I look forward to our meetings every week.

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

I made a mistake on one question, gave a low rating mid-clicked. Dr. Terrell is the best therapist I have ever had!

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Very responsive and genuinely cares about his clients!

Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr Terrell is extremely resourceful, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. He is genuine and makes a huge effort to find the right approach, always offers different perspectives and advice, but also leaves a lot of space for one to find their own inner therapist through these sessions. He has helped me tremendously, I could not recommend him enough.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

He listens! He allows you to be yourself and God allows him to encourage me during these tragic events I have face.Thank you!

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He’s awesome.

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Dr. Terrell is very knowledgeable and experienced and is willing and able to tailor therapy based on the needs of his patient.

Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is very good and I normally don’t trust therapist but u trust him

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Well educated and very thoughtful

Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

The best therapist out there. He really listens to everything you share with no judgement. I really enjoy our sessions and I wasn’t even a big fan of therapy before.

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr. Terrell is the best therapist ever.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Dr Terrell has helped me reclaim my mental health and well-being and rediscover what happiness is.
He is supremely compassionate, non-judgemental, supportive and encouraging at all times. I cannot thank teencounseling.com and Dr Terrell enough for the vast difference therapy has made in my life. I am able to approach a wide variety of situations with the confidence that I can email un-ruffled and emotionally in the driver's seat.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr Terrell has helped me more than any other therapist I have seen in the past. He is a good listener, doesn’t make me feel like I’m stupid and explains things well. It was really important for me to find a Christian therapist and Dr Terrell has the right balance for me here too. Thank you Dr Terrell you are truly more special than you know.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

He is very attentive and truly creates a safe space. He is not only willing to stick to therapy session but also checks in with you regularly outside those sessions. And those have helped so much.
I am greatful that I was connected with him.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My first Therapist, helped me out tremendously when I felt I was at my very end. He helped me recover from pains I knew the cause of but couldn't find a solution.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very positive experience whenever I meet with Dr. Terrell. He provides biblical based advice in a calming manor.

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 3 months

Dr. Terrell is very kind and helpful, and seems to always have the right questions or thoughts to get me thinking.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Terrell has a beacon of light during a time of transition and emotional turmoil for me. His kindness and innate goodness imbue every session with a warmth and sense of being cared for. This has been my most positive experience with therapy to date and I’m so grateful to have his support at this pivotal and delicate time in my life.

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I feel Dr. Terrell has already made an impact on my life. He has given me so many tools and strategies and I am truly grateful! I have already recommended teencounseling.com and Dr. Terrell to someone!

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

It’s a privilege and pleasure to work with Dr Terrell. He provides such great insights and questions to trigger thoughts and conversation. I didn’t know what to expect when I started with teencounseling.com, but I’m so happy I did

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd

Capable listener who empathizes and relates to where you are in your journey. Love the counseling sessions. Gaining great insights.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Terrell was compassionate and understood my feelings. He was able to make suggestions to help me improve. I look forward to our next session.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Really feel like this therapy and Doctor will help me through my crisis

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Johnnie (John) for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Has been a great experience working with Dr Terrell very much appreciated his insight

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