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Embrace | Overcome | Create Your Life 

  • Writer's pictureTerri K. Lankford, LPCS

Welcome to Embrace | Overcome | Create Your Life

I write blog articles mostly about issues of mental health, therapy models and research, coping skills, mindfulness resources, motivational posts, health & wellness info, meal planning, positivity, and self love although a lot of other random bits will end up on the blog from time to time.

Important Blog Notes

This site, these writings and this blog may at times not be appropriate for minors based on what you share with your children but I do believe its important to start talking to your children and monitoring mental health at a younger age.

I’m not a doctor. I don’t prescribe medication. I am writing articles about health topics and other opinions in between to create awareness, and provide you with tools and tips to help you problem solve and come to your own conclusions of what’s best for you (the same thing I help assist with in a session!). This blog and its information is for potential clients, currently clients, and anyone looking to not feel alone in their struggles and overwhelm, to expand your mind, to learn to cope more effectively, and to take action in your daily life! My intention is to encourage you to EMBRACE what life throws your way and who you are, to OVERCOME any obstacles that may stank in your path, and to recognize that only you can CREATE YOUR LIFE. Nobody has the power to do that for you. Talk to a real, live professional before altering any health treatments or for any mental health questions or concerns. Feel free to share your thoughts below or reach out to me if you’d like to potentially guest blog!

More about Rise & Thrive Counseling, PLLC and The Blog

You can find out more about Terri Kiser Lankford and services offered. You may also want to check out the mental health resources I like (coming soon...) and some information on getting mental health help, including suicide hotline numbers.


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Welcome to Embrace | Overcome | Create Your Life.


I’m Terri Kiser Lankford, owner of the Rise & Thrive Counseling Practice, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (in NC), and the host here at Rise & Thrive Counseling, PLLC and the Embrace| Overcome|CreateYourLife Blog.


I’m also an entrepreneur, Syltherin, foodie on a fitness journey, complete book nerd, photography novice who happens to think music is life. 


Warning! This site is about motivation, health & wellness, and self love.  but its also about various mental health issues and may talk about subjects such as suicide, self-harm and other touchy subjects at some point. This site is not intended for youth and may be “too much” to some.


Nothing on this site should be considered a medical recommendation. I am not a doctor. Anything of interest should be discussed with your doctor or therapist, or me (in person) if you are my current client.  No guarantee of accuracy is expressed or implied. (Sorry, I have to say that.)


All writing and mental health information here are accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of publication. However, keep in mind my opinion, and available information, changes over time.

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