About me

Terri Patenaude, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

While working as a Paraprofessional, and then a Library Assistant at an elementary/junior high school, I realized I enjoyed talking with and offering guidance to students who experienced various daily challenges.  During this time I enrolled at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and then I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Human Development with an emphasis in American Social Issues.  After graduation, I had the privilege of working with survivors of sexual abuse, as well as working at another agency providing career counseling to those who graduated from high school.  My journey continued as I enrolled at Lakeland University where I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling.   The education I had received through my formal education, the agencies I interned with, as well as my personal experienced have aided in my abilities to effectively serve community members as they seek resolutions to their challenges.  

 At times we have experienced difficulties; I believe remaining positive helps us through those times.  I enjoy listening to individuals in order to offer encouragement and solutions.  My experiences while working with students in a public school setting, working with Hospice as a Companion Sitter, and working with children, youth, and adult survivors of sexual assault has allowed me the privilege to offer them emotional support, encouragement and increase their self confidence.  

I enjoy working with and providing counseling services to individuals who experience anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, among many other issues.  Because of my previous experiences and trainings, I am trauma informed and I support a team approach between the client and counselor to adequately cater to individuals’ specific needs.  I currently provide mental health counseling services to clients in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Terri also has been certified in Brainspotting  & Attunement – Phase 1 & 3

Certificate Dates:  2016 & 2017

To learn more about Brainspotting, feel free to ask Terri about this form of therapy or check out the Brainspotting website here: https://brainspotting.com/