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Terri K. Lankford, LCMHCS, NCC, LCAS

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Anxiety & Depression

Life Transitions


Emotional Eating

Self Care & Self Love

Family & Relationship Issues


General Wellness & Healthy Living

Substance Misuse & Abuse

(for individuals & their family members)

I strive to encourage people to explore who they are and learn to manage their emotions more effectively while doing so in a way that encompasses a person as a whole, integrating their lifestyle and overall wellness with a holistic approach.  

I also understand that no two people are the same. With that in mind, I use a combination of various therapy models

such as EMDR, Reality Therapy, CBT, and a Mindfulness practice (to name a few) to help you strive to improve your day to day routine, problem solve, and to obtain your true desires.  I believe you have control over your own life and know yourself best.  My purpose isn't to tell you what to do, but rather to provide you with the tools and skills in order to feel more freedom, increase your confidence, be inspired, and take care of yourself.  I want to see you become self empowered & decrease negativity in your life, increase positive communication skills, and acknowledge & overcome your fears to get out of that “stuck” feeling you may be feeling in your own mind, in your life, and in your relationship with others. 


My intention is to offer support & tools, guidance, and clinical experience that you can apply rather than just talk therapy only as you navigate closer to your goals. 


I was born and raised in North-Central West Virginia. I relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2002. It was there, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University in 2007 followed by a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University (Myrtle Beach Campus) in 2011.  It was through this educational training that led me to the state of NC in 2011 and to the advocacy of my clients.  My experience in the field of counseling ranges from working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including: in-home, school based, community outpatient, and opioid/alcohol/substance abuse treatment.  I work with ages ranging from Adolescents (13-19) to Adults.


I look forward to working with you!


• Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS, S9053)

 NC Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
• Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS, 20035)
NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board


• National Certified Counselor (NCC 274295) 
National Board of Certified Counselors

• Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional through Evergreen Certifications  (2022 and ongoing)

• EMDR Certified Therapist  through EMDR International Institute  (2023 and ongoing)


• Member of the American Counseling Association  (6305675)

• Member of the EMDR International Association (100245183)


This website is not appropriate for people with current thoughts of suicide. There is help for you at the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 for local assistance. Your Life is Worth IT!

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