Individual - Couple/Family Sessions
YOUR health, YOUR life, YOUR joy and YOUR success is in your hands!
Accountability, healthy boundaries and leaning into self-kindness afford
us the wiggle room to shift...gently replacing old patterns
with new a normal.
Together we'll dissolve any roadblocks that may be keeping you emotionally paralyzed, living small or hiding from your potential and purpose.
Along the way you'll begin to live plugged in, perhaps for the first time.
In Office - Skype - Zoom - FaceTime
Loss & Grief
Loss is what we experience - Grief is what we feel.
Grief is anchored in loss. Losses can be from any age. They can be subtle or hit
full force, turning our world upside. LOSS can be defined as physical death or
loss of identity, security, trust or voice.
Maybe it's retirement, divorce, diagnosis or adoption.
Perhaps it's a loss of independence, a pet, childhood trauma
or maybe you just feel "Meh" about life and not quite sure why.
Get cozy with identifiers like Emotional Intelligence, Activate,
Self-Kindness and The Littles,
as we connect dots and begin making sense of why you feel the way you do
and why the heck you seem to keep repeating certain patterns.
Pain and disconnect can quickly become our normal, taking
over our well-being.
~ Grief a taboo topic, I'm here to help change that ~
Emotional Regulation: Sometimes we encounter challenging folks. Let's face it, sometimes we're that person. We find ourselves defending our thoughts, words and actions. We become activated, emotional and may listen only "reply," rather than listen
to "hear" what's being shared.
Effective communication: An invitation to show up unarmed, with no expectation of the outcome and equipped to begin and hold healthy dialogue which ensures all parties feel heard and respected.
We can ALL find ways to begin and maintain healthy non-aggressive dialogue
when we "choose" to show up willing & aware.
10% of conflict is a difference in opinion.
The remaining 90% is a result of tone and non-verbal expression.
Addiction is an intertwining of untruths, fear, loss,
unresolved grief and numbing.
Life can feel overwhelming and loss is inevitable. When loss shows up it can leave us feeling unmotivated, alone, overwhelmed and unworthy. When this happens we find ourselves seeking fillers or a quick fix to ease pain or numb feelings.
Often times these unhealthy habitual choices lead to addictions.
Addiction IS NOT JUST an unhealthy relationship with a chemical based drug and alcohol. Truth is, most folks are addicted to something. So you're not into drugs or alcohol?
Other drugs of choice look like: sex, shopping, social media, cell phones, work, toxic relationships, food, self-image, video games, anger, rescuing/saving, self-sabotage, unhappiness, people pleasing...for starters.
Regardless of our drug of choice, the addiction is rooted in LOSS or "a void."
Willingness, accountability, and Self-Kindness accompanied with a healthy commitment
and realistic plan of action are the primary tools you'll need to begin building a happier, healthier self. Is it easy? Not always. Is it worth it? Just ask my clients.
Rediscover, Reconnect, Reclaim YOU!
Get cozy with your awesomeness!
The YOU, you never outgrew
Our Little(s) resides deep within our adult self. The little is the residual energy of the emotionally "pinged" stages throughout life.
We can become emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually pinged at any ages.
We can feel anxious, helplessness, overwhelming and frustrated. Situations can feel familiar, frightening and even full of shame. These are the physical and emotional messengers traveling upward as your resting little struggles to find a way to offer up a false sense of protection. We bring them along with us as we grow.
How does it present in our adult life?
Passive Aggressiveness, Manipulation, Anger, Frustration, Defensiveness and Shame.
Even the healthiest folks find themselves in stagnant, toxic waters from time to time. We bring a part of our past into everything we do; our giggles and grins, our pensiveness, our unresolved grief/loss and our emotions. At any point in our relationship we can become activated by one or any of our “unpacked baggage.”
Left unaddressed they typically amplify. If you reflect, you can probably see how it's unfolded throughout life. At the core we crave very similar things when it comes to feeling accepted, respected, heard, validated and loved.
Reviewing our trigger history affords an opportunity to recognize self-sabotaging or habitual behaviors and thought patterns. During your sessions you will discover tools that will enable you to continue and maintain healthy, effective communication, set boundaries, recognize healthier options and break long standing cycles of personal and professional destruction.
You will recognize through this process begin re-framing the fragmented pieces and reintroduce your little to your big. You will ease into fun, creativity and the childlike joy perhaps something you've never experienced.
A commitment to this process will position you to pull from new skill-sets as you move through expected and unexpected obstacles with patience, self-kindness and understanding.
Raising awareness allows you to create your next right step. Recognizing your bounce back or recovery time is much shorter as healthier pathways of acting and reacting are established.
Searching for "Enoughness?" Well good news, it's been with you all along!
Often we adopt other folks beliefs along our journey. Sometimes those folks are our closest friends and family. The kicker...their beliefs have nothing, nada, zilch to do with us!
When we choose (consciously or otherwise) live with such limitations, they manipulate and navigate our course sometimes onto a path of self destruction.
Who has time or energy for that?!
Together we can reconnect you with what invites health & happiness
back into your life. YOU are worth it!
“I recognized I wasn’t living fully but never thought of myself as a counseling type, however after only two sessions, I knew I'd found my starting point. Teri offered a safe place to work through a lifetime of mental knots. It wasn't always easy, but she was there every step, offering support, kindness and knowledge on how to live a more full and balanced life.
Teri has a very special gift and if you're willing to accept it, I promise it will change your life.” ~ April B., Cookeville, TN.
Individual, Couple & Family
All Major Credit Cards Accepted:
Mastercard, Discover, Visa, American Express, Bank
Payments can also be made directly at:
Venmo or PayPal: Teri.Pughclc@gmail.com
60 min - $80.
90 min - $110.
90 min - $145.
5 hrs (reg 400.) - $350.
10 hrs (reg 800.) - $675.
Currently I do not accept insurance however, your emotional well-being is important and financial
constraints should never be a deterrent to personal growth or healing.
To ease this stress, I am happy to discuss payment options.
Please contact me directly for consideration.
I'm deeply committed to providing all clients with exceptional care.
When a client cancels on short notice other individuals miss an opportunity to receive services.
*Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled session will result in a $50.00 fee.
*No Shows or Day of cancelations are charged full session fee.
*ICFTN member (International Coaching Federation of Tennessee)
* NAPW Member (National Association of Professional Women