Terrah Tillman LMFT
Terrah Tillman LMFT
Welcome! I have devoted the past 15 years to studying early childhood mental health and parent/child relationships. I am passionate about the importance of early primary relationships between parents and children and the profound impact they have on children's later success.
My approach with families is strength-based and family-centered. I believe each family has its own strengths and assets that can be utilized to assist in healing and succeeding. My services are individually catered to each of my client's needs. Depending on the situation, I offer individual therapy, dyadic therapy with
parent and child, and family therapy. Some of the treatment modalities I utilize include: Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Therapy and more!
I graduated with honors from UC Davis with a degree in Child Development and a minor in Psychology.
I graduated with honors from the University of San Francisco with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology with emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy (MFT). After working with clients for over 3,000 hours, I passed the licensing exams and became a Licensed MFT.
As a clinician, I worked for an intensive in-home early intervention program. I helped families with children who had severe behavioral issues. I also worked in a residential program for abused and neglected children.
Currently, I provide clinical supervision and manage a team of therapy interns that provide therapy to children, families, individuals and couples.
Being a foster parent myself, I have parented children who have been abandoned, traumatized, abused, and neglected and have severe behavioral and emotional issues. I feel that having this first hand experience gives me more insight and empathy for parents living with these issues.
I look forward to meeting you and working together to make positive changes in your child's life and yours.
(916) 743-9518 [email protected]
Terra Johnson LMFT
Terra Johnson LMFT
Hello and welcome! I am excited that you are here exploring options for gaining support. Parenting can be hard, confusing, overwhelming, and rewarding all at once. We are here to offer support, guidance, education, coaching, and resources because we understand that it takes a village!
A little about me:
I have over 15 years experience working with children and families. I studied Human Development and Psychology at UC Davis and received my Masters in Counseling Psychology at University of San Francisco in 2004. During my internship I worked with at-risk adolescents and foster youth. Later I moved to San Diego where I worked for early intervention and prevention programs. I provided therapy to parents who were expecting, as well as those who had young children (0-5). After obtaining my license in 2008, I began working for the US Marine Corps and was a therapist for families who were navigating a variety of issues: deployments, trauma, abuse, neglect, depression, anxiety, etc. I also began private practice and continued my work focusing on supporting children and families with a variety of behavioral and relationship problems. I have extensive experience working within the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Behavior Modification, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and many more.
I am a mother of two young boys (ages 2 and 4) and can often relate to the daily challenges that we are faced with. I am here to provide online coaching and support for those of you who are seeking some short term support that can allow you to multitask and access resources when it best fits your schedule!
What I can offer you:
Support. Tools. Techniques. Resources.
I begin by learning about what is going on within your family and what you are hoping to see change. I will work with you to develop a strategic plan and will coach you along as you work toward your goals. Through the process I will also offer support, evaluate progress, and provide you with an array of helpful resources.
I look forward to connecting with you to offer the kind of help you're looking for. I truly believe that sometimes we just need a little nudge, or a little fine-tuning to feel like we are back on track. Our online coaching and support is designed to provide just that: some short term, easily accessible help to allow you to enjoy with your lives with your children, while feeling like you have a place to turn to when we hit bumps in the road :)