Terrie Emel, LCSW, PLLC
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About Terrie Emel
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the general practice of psychotherapy. I work with adults, individually, as couples and in groups. My academic training was completed with a Masters degree from the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, whose program is accredited by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 

I completed my clinical internship and post graduate fellowship training at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, TX. While at Menninger, I worked on the Professionals in Crisis (PIC) Unit and the Eating Disorders (ED) Unit. My experience includes working with individuals who struggle with mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, loss and eating disorders. 

My approach to therapy is informed by a number of theoretical orientations: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, group therapy, Jungian psychology, mindfulness informed therapy and Dr. Brené Brown's research on vulnerability and shame resiliency. I facilitate shame resilience and vulnerability groups in the community with a variety of populations.

My professional affiliations consist of: The National Association of Social Workers, the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and the Houston Eating Disorders Specialists. 

You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. 

  ~Florida Scott-Maxwell
We must let go of the life we planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. 

 ~ Joseph Campbell

The power of the human mind, alone, does not lead to full consciousness. For the mind without the heart leads to a failure of our depth perception, a failure to see below the surface where the roots of our problems live.

 ~ Rob Lehman