Teresa Faye Lawhead, LPCC-S

Preferred Name: Terri

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

My heart lights up by helping children, age 13 and under. It is so important that children have a solid foundation. Not every child is lucky enough to have a smooth ride. That's where I come in. Children, just like adults, want to be heard and understood. Except they often need the ability to play to tell their story. I give them that place to play, heal and grow stronger. The young ones I work with struggle with self-esteem, excessive energy, impulsiveness, anger, sadness, anxiety, worry, friends or family changes. They long to have friends, get healthy attention, belong and be loved. And if there is trauma, I have special training in EMDR which can be used to tackle painful memories and help them heal and adapt in a new way. I also am certified in Play Therapy, that is a creative means to help teach children new skills and behaviors and best of all, they don't even know they are learning - they just believe we are having fun together. Those lessons help build strength, better adapting and stronger relationships outside the therapy room.

Education & Experience

Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. Certificate in Play Therapy and completed EMDR Training. Twenty-five years experience in the mental health/education field working with children and their families through counseling, research, and behavior support.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Ohio Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Children (4-12)
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth