Teri Honeysuckle, MS, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
My greatest joy is watching my clients become more fully themselves. As a counsellor, I offer you a professional relationship that is deeply accepting and non-judgemental, but also objective and truthful. The issues that bring you to therapy likely started in the context of relationship, and so need to be healed in the context of relationship. My expertise is in creating a very specific type of relationship with you, that catalyzes healing and change. This process is unique to each person – no single approach is the right fit for everybody – so I am experienced and trained in a wide range of techniques and modalities to accommodate your specific needs. My approach is emotion-focused, and integrates embodiment practices, and mindful self-compassion. I describe my approach as trauma-sensitive and attachment-oriented, which simply means that an exploration of family dynamics, and history of traumatic or significant experiences is often important in healing current painful patterns. I am guided by the Internal Family Systems model, and draw on a range of tools techniques to support you in healing trauma, expressing feelings and needs, and knowing yourself more deeply.
Teri has a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Arkansas and is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). Prior to enrolling in her graduate program, Teri spent over a decade building her business as a yoga professional and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT500. She opened two studios in the Northwest Arkansas area and ran a successful yoga teacher training program. Teri is passionate about mindfulness education and has been a student of yogic philosophy since 2003. In addition to yoga, Teri is a licensed hypnotherapist, Integrative Gestalt Coach in training, and has studied meditation, writing, and improvisational theatre at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California in 2013 and 2016. In 2019, Teri trained with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in preparation for MDMA assisted psychotherapy. As psychedelic medicines enjoy a renaissance, Teri is also prepared to help you integrate your own psychedelic experiences to promote growth and healing. Teri grew up attending a conservative, fundamental religion from the age of five and understands that questioning deeply held spiritual beliefs is a process that requires bravery, especially in the Bible Belt. She is passionate about providing a safe, loving space to explore questions about spirituality, crises of faith, and religious trauma. Teri’s broad exposure to life experiences gives her a unique perspective and grounded approach to working with clients from all backgrounds. Teri does not take insurance at this time and is currently able to work on a cash-pay, sliding scale basis.