Teryn Gilmore is a doctoral candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, having completed her studies in Educational Psychology in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gilmore earned a master's in counseling and bachelor's in communications from Xavier University of Louisiana. She received her Play Therapy certification from the City University of New York.
Ms. Gilmore has worked as a clinician in community mental health and school settings, practicing trauma-informed therapy for at-risk children from vulnerable socio-economic backgrounds. She implemented therapeutic programming and sensitivity training in schools throughout East Brooklyn, New York to support learning and emotional deficits for students so they could succeed in traditional classroom environments. She continues to research how schools can respond to the mental health needs of students with evidence-based practices and enriching learning opportunities.
Ms. Gilmore specializes in how to help children with emotional dysregulation, anxiety, acute, chronic and complex trauma and is trained in sand tray therapy, child-centered play therapy, and child-centered approaches to grief and loss. She is currently working towards her LCPC in Maryland and Virginia.