Erin’s Take on Treatment
“Each person deserves to live a life that is full and in which they are actively participating. When this is not happening, therapy, support and understanding can be powerful tools to enact change in one’s life. Being able to find comfort in connections to oneself, others, and the world is a powerful force. Knowing that we are all flawed yet compassionate individuals striving to better ourselves is something that drives my passion for this work. It is why I feel strongly about being a part of the journey of supporting those finding their ways through difficult times.”
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Terada approaches each therapeutic relationship as an opportunity to take part in a highly collaborative alliance that drives change for the patient. Dr. Terada emphasizes a highly individualized approach towards treatment, that focuses on meeting patients where they are at and capitalizing on strengths in order to get each patient to live their best life. She maintains that an essential part of this process is working with the patients’ support system including family, friends, school, and other treatment team providers in order to help reach goals. Dr. Terada truly attempts to connect to what motivates each person through the use of compassionate encouragement, psychoeducation, and humor.
Experience and Training
Dr. Terada earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and has been working in the field since then. She has worked in outpatient individual therapy, residential, and inpatient levels of care. Her main area of expertise focuses on complex, multi-symptomatic populations that require unique assessment and treatment skill sets. These populations include indivduals who have: Anxiety, OCD, and related disorders, Trauma related disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Non-Suicidal Self-injury, Eating and Feeding Disorders, and Mood Disorders. She has treated these disorders in adolescent through adult populations. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral interventions including Behavioral Activation, Motivation Interviewing (MI), Trauma focused-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is a member of the International OCD Foundation.
Dr. Terada has been honored to hold several positions that highlight the scope of her clinical skills. Prior to joining The OCD & Anxiety Center, she was the Clinical Director of Eating disorder Programs at a large hospital, providing supervision and program development specified for the continuum of Eating and Feeding Disorders. In 2016, she obtained a specialization as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Approved Supervisor through the International Assoication for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and holds a seat on the Board for the Heartland Chapter for IAEDP as the Community Outreach and Mentoring Sub-Committee Chair. Most recently, she worked at a Consultation and Treatment Center as the Coordinator of Specialty Programs and Skill-based Programming, providing individual and group-based treatment that emphasized CBT-based treatment modalities.
In addition, Dr. Terada is also dedicated to teaching and education in the community at large. She has presented over the years both locally and nationally on a range of topics. Lastly, she volunteers times to response teams that work with first responders providing a variety of services from debriefing to wellness practices.
In her time outside of work, Dr. Terada loves spending time with her husband and their “fur children”, which includes her dog, RooBee and their three cats, Bubble, Squeak and Elvis. She also loves visiting her family in Japan and Mexico when she can.