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Terri Burns Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Clinically Supervised

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Under Clinical Supervision

Terri Burns, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, 203711 is practicing under the supervision of Tiffany Nicole Smith (Texas, LMFT, 201220) at BHEC.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

My personal experiences have shaped how I work with clients to help them discover their own answers to problems in their lives. Overcoming challenges such as ADHD or learning how to communicate in a relationship are difficult but not impossible. Growth is scary at first. Relationships are the invisible threads that weave into our personal tapestry. The story that you choose to write is the one that matters. Let's work together to make a future for family that you envisioned.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I determine therapy goals with my clients. I spend the first few sessions learning about my clients and what brought them to therapy. We discuss their intake and decide what it is they want to work on. I design a treatment plan and check with the client to see if that is correct. If they agree, we begin working on issues that the treatment plan outlines. After the goals have been met, we usually end treatment. If the client wishes to work on another issue, we design a new plan to begin working on.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy is a relationship. It is about being honest and transparent. The process is more important than the answers. It is allowing me to see a snippet of your life to help you learn something that may be unknown to you at this time. I can show you how to look at the situation or issue with an unbiased viewpoint. Therapy isn't a cure for situations, but it can transform how you interact in those instances. I believe my clients have all the answers inside them already, I just help them express their feelings by making them feel safe enough to do so.


Relationship Issues

Premarital counseling

Marriage issues


General Expertise


Social Anxiety

Attachment issues

Family issues

Substance abuse

Alcohol addiction & abuse


First Session$160
Family Therapy$175
Individual Therapy$75
Marriage & Couples Counseling$150

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Family Systems Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Existential Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

Gottman 1 and 2 Certified

Prepare and Enrich Facilitator


Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

Work History

I was a teacher for over 20 years in a previous life, I thought I could help more people by being a therapist, so I went back to school. I studied Marriage and Family Therapy and couples therapy. I decided that I could work with couples and families to help a broader range of people outside the classroom. I grew up in a dysfunctional family unit so I wanted to help people achieve a stronger family in their situation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Terri Burns, LMFTA

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Terri Burns, LMFTA, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Terri Burns accepting new clients?

Yes, Terri Burns is accepting new clients.

Does Terri Burns accept insurance?

No, Terri Burns does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Terri Burns offer?

Terri Burns offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Terri Burns offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Texas can book Terri Burns for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Terri Burns offer online therapy?

Yes, Terri Burns offers online therapy to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Terri Burns?

Terri Burns typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Terri Burns speak?

Terri Burns conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Terri Burns online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Terri Burns online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.