Terence Hunt, MS, LPCS, LCAS
My name is Terence Hunt and I am happy to serve as a psychotherapist here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, number 3946-S and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, number 1146. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California in Mathematics and my Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC in Counselor Education. I am certified nationally as a National Certified Counselor and Master Addictions Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. In addition to these certifications, I graduated with the first training group selected of the Clinician Leadership Program through the North Carolina Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in 2005. I have 20 years of counseling experience with 15 of those being post licensure, including 18 years of substance abuse counseling experience.
I became first involved in counseling as I became interested in helping people with the types of issues that they face in their lives. In fact, when I was in my undergraduate program I seemed to be drawn to people who have all types of challenges going on. I believe that I am called to work with people who are experiencing spiritual, emotional or physical pain. I do believe I have skill in treating substance abuse issues, mood disorders (including bipolar disorder), psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia), trauma victims (including PTSD) and war veterans. (combat PTSD). I like to use person-centered approach and unconditional positive regard to connect with my clients and I also prefer the motivational interviewing approach and allow clients to drive the therapy towards their own personal goals that they would like to attain. Additionally, at times I believe the cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective in addressing anger issues or severe depression issues. I support families by attempting to connect with each family member and working to build communication bridges and understanding. I support children by helping them to understand that they have potential and the ability to take control over their behaviors and have better outcomes. I support individuals by attempting to empower them to be all that they are purposed to be and to not limit themselves based on past experience
I am a husband and father so when I am not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. I also am involved in my local church of which I am a member and I attempt to help encourage, heal and teach others there who need to be healed or discipled. I enjoy reading, watching sports on TV, attending sporting events, attending live smooth jazz concerts when possible and fellowshipping with my brothers and sisters in Christ. My favorite authors are John Maxwell, writer of the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership and John Eckhardt who has written many books on prayer and Christian Ministry. I also enjoy contemporary smooth Jazz and attending live concerts when possible.