Philip B. Terry-Smith, Ph.D., Th.D.
Justin B. Terry-Smith, Dr.PH
Our principal partner, Dr Philip B Terry-Smith, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (MD & NM), a Clinically Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Religeous Trauma Specialist, a Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, and life coach.
He has studied mindfulness practices and is a master in visualization and meditation. Dr. Phil is an ordained minister and elder and since 1983 has served as a non-denominational member of clergy, celebrating with and assisting countless individuals, couples, families and groups over the years in ceremony, ritual and rites of passage. His spiritual beliefs honor the practices and traditions of many faiths, with strong roots in the spirituality and practices of the indigenous people native to the Americas, Africa and Europe. He is a US Army Veteran and proud military officer currently serving in the State of Maryland Military Department, Maryland Defense Force.
Clinically, he has been practicing counseling and therapy for nearly 35 years and has worked with many diverse populations, noted for using creative approaches and techniques to assist his clients in developing wholistic lifestyles. His practice has expanded to include personal, organizational and executive coaching. He teaches and guides research of graduate students primarily focused on the management and clinical supervision of human services and emergency management as well as in counseling programs.
An avid humanitarian has worked with Emergency and International Services for the American Red Cross.
His compassion, insight and connection with those he works with is noteworthy and is key to his success in the work he does. He brings all of these experiences to work with his clients and event participants.