Terri Pilkerton, M.A., NCC

Resident Psychotherapist

Works with: Children, Parents, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Specializes in Pediatrics, Play Therapy, and Children & Families, Parenting, and Step-Parenting. Experience with Mindfulness, Groups, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Substance Use Issues, ASD, Social Skills Impairments, Anger Management/Emotion Regulation, School related concerns, Self-esteem, Fertility Concerns, Intimacy and Sexual Concerns, Transitions, Separation & Divorce, Personal Development, Trauma, Grief & Loss, LGBTQAI concerns, Suicidality, Pediatrician referrals, Personality Disorders, and Aging.

Terri Pilkerton, MAEd, NCC is a resident psychotherapist who works with individuals with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, ADHD, Autism, and OCD.

As a practitioner of holistic therapy, Terri’s treatment approach places emphasis on the mind-body relationship by way of an evidence-based fusion of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a present-oriented and structured psychotherapy directed at solving current problems and teaching skills to modify unhelpful thinking and behavior which often affect the ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. Mindfulness involves a connection to self-awareness and internal processes. Developing greater awareness of inner experience (including thoughts and feelings) helps bring unhelpful thoughts to the surface as they arise.

Terri regularly provides workshops on mindfulness, meditation, and play for groups throughout the area, including FCPS Parent Resource Center, Commonwealth Academy, CHADD, and NVLPC.

Clinical Approaches: Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT, CBT
Degree: M.A., Virginia Tech

“My strength is in supporting clients develop healthy behaviors, emotional growth, and family and peer relationships.” ~Terri Pilkerton, M.A., NCC