TERC’s restorative method to helping individuals reduce emotional distress and build resilient lifestyles involves work at three levels: individual, community and large systems.

We provide counseling to individuals and families to help them build healthy and resilient lifestyles; promote institutional and cultural change within communities; and empower individuals by educating them about large systems.


We use the R.E.A.L. Change Counseling Model to restore psychological health and build resilience during therapy sessions. The model, which was developed by Dr. Buckingham is rooted in the school of cognitive-behavioral therapy. 

Dr. Buckingham developed the model to help individuals exchange lifestyles filled with hardship, disappointment and dread to lifestyles filled with favor, satisfaction and confidence.

R: Realistic approach

We work with clients to help them approach situations in a Realistic manner. Through cognitive processing, we help individuals gain insight and greater understanding of their hardships so that they can overcome them and heal properly.

E : Rational Expectations

 We assist clients with developing rational Expectations so that they can use sound reasoning to cope with their hardships in healthy and productive manners.

A : Positive Attitude

We remind clients of the importance of maintaining a positive Attitude of self and others. This strategy is designed to help them understand that their attitude strongly influences their emotions, actions and behavior.

L: Love unconditionally

We teach clients how to demonstrate unconditional Love for themselves and others.  

We teach clients how to demonstrate unconditional Love for themselves and others.  

By using the R.E.A.L. Change Counseling Model, our Licensed Behavioral Health Therapists (LBHT) help individuals gain insight into and eliminate self-destructive, self-inhibiting and self-defeating behavior that negatively impacts their emotional health, psychological stability and overall functioning.

  • Feel more Connected and Less Alone. 
  • Overcome Hardship and Pain.
  • Broaden your Emotional Intelligence.
  • Transform Conflict and Learn to See the Good in the Bad.    
  • Develop an “I Can Succeed” Attitude. 
  • Feel Deeper Caring and Improve Your Relationships.
  • Improve Your Emotional Connection with Others.

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