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Learn more about Terry Teipner

Terry Teipner, MS, LPC, LMFT-IT has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is accredited in the use of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  


Terry entered into his career as a therapist after nearly 20 years working with children and families in the social work realm in areas of abuse, neglect, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence and various mental health diagnoses. Terry has spoken with several community groups regarding topics of grief, loss and addiction.  He is also a certified member of the Rock County Critical Incident Response Team.  


Terry utilizes research based approaches in his course of working with adults, children and families.  These approaches include person centered therapy, family systems therapy, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  These therapies aid in helping individuals (both adults and children) and couples achieve an enhanced sense of self and a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others.  

Areas of interest

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Abuse

  • Depression

  • Trauma (both current and historical) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Grief and loss

  • Anger and self-regulation

  • Parenting issues with children

  • Addiction (substance abuse, alcohol, gambling, sex, internet)

  • Couples Therapy  

  • Anxiety


Stressed man counseling

Philosophy of Care

I have no one approach in working with individuals or couples other than to attend and engage each client, meeting them where he/she is in the life journey.    I begin with establishing a basis of trust and mutual respect, and believe that this sets the foundation for our thoughtful work together.  I envision myself as a guide more than a facilitator with clients, and firmly believe that each individual has inherent worth, insight and the ability to resolve many of life’s obstacles. Each individual is empowered through the therapeutic process, and issues of shame, self-esteem and trauma are carefully explored.  


My approach is that each individual has a unique set of values and beliefs, and that in aiding clients to better understand and develop their own self will lead to greater acceptance and appreciation of themselves.   I am LGBTQ friendly, and open and affirming to all individuals that I work with.  


My life experience has provided me an understanding that there is no one path.  I work with each individual at his/her own pace and comfort of disclosure.  I welcome clients that are new to the therapeutic experience.


In working with families and couples, I am inclined to examine the client’s role within his/her family and the way that this role impacts self-perception and the overall family dynamic.   An increased understanding of this couple/family role affords the opportunity for improved relationships, boundaries and communication.  Those who work with me will find safety, patience, tolerance, and an environment that I am hopeful will foster great potential for personal growth and insight.