Terri, an LMSW, graduated with Honors from Hunter College School of Social Work in 2002. While there, she was a Case Work major and Group Work minor and won a Helena Rubenstein Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence. Terri is also a certified school social worker having worked at Bay Shore High School, Accompsett Middle School, Dogwood and St. James Elementary Schools as a leave replacements and most recently being hired permanently as a School Social Worker at Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale.

Terri has worked extensively with addiction and abuse populations, as well as teenagers of diverse backgrounds, working for the Long Island Council for Alcohol and Drug Dependancy (LICADD). She frequently synthesizes her love for theatre with her passion for counseling by utilizing drama/writing therapy techniques to teach, instruct, and heal. She teaches and lectures at many mental health conferences about the importance of the arts in recovery.

With the Bergen County Division of Family Guidance in New Jersey, Terri worked with a teen drama group that traveled to community centers and high schools, using improv to highlight challenging issues faced by adolescents and young adults.

At Girlspace in East Harlem, a social and educational after school program for adolescent girls, Terri displayed her uncommon therapeutic versatility by, in addition to tutoring and providing individual and group counseling, running a theatre group, writing group, bereavement group and self-defense group for the girls.

For 6 years, Terri taught a course at Rutgers University's Social Work Continuing Education Program entitled “Youth Development through the Written Arts." This professional workshop addresses the therapeutic uses of writing when working with teens.

She has also been a a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and colleges throughout the United States.