Terri Southard, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Do you have trouble maintaining healthy boundaries? 

Setting healthy boundaries is very important to one’s mental health and crucial to our self-care.  Resentment, anger, and frustration are often the result of unhealthy boundaries. This can negatively impact relationships, jobs, and our overall well-being.

Are you struggling to find true happiness and contentment in life? 

Happiness is a choice that only you can make. I will help you differentiate between what builds you up versus drains you and to define the path necessary for you to be happy.  Part of the process requires eliminating negativity from your life. This is a tough task, especially if your childhood was surrounded by negative influences and behaviors. You deserve to have the best life you’ve dreamed of and I am here to support you each step of the way.

Do you find it difficult to maintain your weight due to mindless and disorganized eating behaviors?

It’s very important to be mindful of your eating behaviors. Do you eat while watching television? Do you find yourself eating due to certain emotional triggers, such as anxiety and depression? There are many unhealthy eating behaviors that can easily become habitual. With dedicated effort and support you can make gradual changes and see the results you’ve been hoping for.


Seeking a professional can be a stepping-stone to guide you through tough challenges. Don’t hesitate to reach out for support as you make these positive and rewarding changes in your life.

 I also frequently help clients with:

  • Anxiety
  • Bariatric Care
  • Depression
  • Families/Groups
  • Life/Career Coaching
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

I’ve worked in the counseling profession for 25+ years and am a very empathic, non-judgmental, and compassionate counselor.  I can help you develop healthy boundaries, feel more hopeful about your life, and establish more rewarding relationships with others.

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Tricare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

I really like Terri and feel she is a good fit for our situation. She listened to both sides of our marital difficulties, offered suggestions, and tried to facilitate conversations between my husband and I.

Being insecure has always been an issue for me.  My excess weight only made matters worse.  I knew if I didn’t make changes my life would never improve.  Meeting Terri was such a blessing. She guided me through making appropriate lifestyle changes and I was able to get back on track and feel better about myself. – TA

Coming into therapy was a difficult decision for me. I’m so happy that I was able to work with Terri. She made me feel very welcoming and at ease. I no longer have reservations about asking for help when I need it. – CT