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Terri L. McCrea

Terri is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.  She has provided counseling since the 1980's. She graduated from St. Andrews Parish High School and the College of Charleston before receiving her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Citadel.

She is an Adjunct Professor, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and served as a Continuing Education provider for the South Carolina Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marital and Family Therapists, Psychologists, and Psycho-educational Specialists.  She conducts local and national workshops utilizing her books  as well as a Life Skills Summer Camp (ages 5-18), parenting classes, domestic violence classes and anger management classes.  She is the Grant Writing Chairperson and Outreach Coordinator of the Old Bethel United Methodist Church’s Community Outreach Program that provides preventative, educational, rehabilitative, counseling, and evangelistic services to the Low country such as at-risk youths, families, individuals, couples, elderly, poor, imprisoned, homeless, disabled and indigent.

She writes mental health articles for local magazines, and newspapers.  She guest appears for mental health segments on local radio and television networks.  She can be described as a coach, counselor, visionary, poet, free spirit, and believer that everyone and everything has a purpose.  She is a member of the Poetry Society of South Carolina (PSSC), Old Bethel United Methodist Church Choir, International African American Museum – IAAM of Charleston, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a proud aunt and grand aunt. 

She is available for book signings, charity events, public and motivational speaking engagements, workshop facilitation, interviews and expert appearances (radio, web, television and podcast) and poetry readings.

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