Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in San Diego, California, 92103

Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, LMFT

Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, LMFT
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Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 84535
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 45004
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
4080 Centre Street
Suite 202
San Diego, California 92103
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  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Ceredian
  • Cigna
  • MHNet
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Tricare

Fees: $150 per 50 min session.

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Evening Availability

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You just want to feel happy, to wake up and to actually feel excited about your day. You can't remember the last time you didn't feel stressed, rushed, anxious. You miss the old you, the you that used to smile, play with the kids, have fun with your partner, the old you that used to have time for friends, fun and an occasional yoga class. Imagine what it would feel like to slow down just a bit, to feel less stressed, to actually be able to breathe. Imagine what it would be like to feel more joy, to feel happier more confident as you went through you day. Imagine what could change if you were able to start feeling good again. I can help you to get there, to start feeling more joy, confidence and happiness.

I know it is possible to heal, grow, and create fulfilling relationships. I also know change is scary. With the right support and the willingness to try to do things differently I know that you can feel better. While I am able to treat many presenting concerns I specialize in working with women who are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, and/or depression due to a recent life transition or traumatic event.

Email or Call Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 45004

More Info About My Practice

Past clients have described me as gentle, caring, nurturing, understanding and unshockable. There is a balance to be found in therapy and I hold space for my client's thoughts and emotions while also creating an encouraging and safe environment to take risks and try to do things differently.

I invite my clients to be collaborative participants in the therapy process. It is important to me that my clients feel that our time together is useful and is moving them towards their personal goal of feeling better.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

It can be scary to go to therapy for the first time. Knowing what to expect may help you to feel more comfortable when scheduling that first appointment. During your first visit, we will take time to discuss in depth the reasons why you are seeking therapy. I encourage collaboration with my clients and I want you to feel that we are working towards goals that feel meaningful and helpful to you. During this first visit, I will give my impressions on how therapy may be able to help you feel better and answer any questions you may have.

Questions that I typically ask during the first session include: What made you decide to schedule a therapy appointment? Can you tell me a little bit about your (sadness, anxiety, relationship problems, stress)? Have you noticed times where the (sadness, anxiety, relationship problems, stress) have felt worse? Times when it has been easier to deal with? What do you hope to get from therapy? Imagine yourself a couple of months down the road, looking back on therapy, and thinking to yourself "I'm glad I did therapy". What will have needed to change in your life in order for you to feel good about your investment in therapy?

You are free to decline to answer any question I might ask. You are in control during the therapy process and are able to provide as much or as little information as you feel comfortable sharing.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Busy moms struggling to find the balance between caring for themselves and caring for their families, Parents navigating the transition into parenthood.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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