About Teri Terrusa

Teri Terrusa, LCSW
Teri is now specializing in smoking cessation. 

Teri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 
 is an honors graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute.  In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist and training in hypnosis, she holds Certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Therapeutic Guided Imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)  and Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation. 

Teri earned a B.S. in Health Science, an MSW from California State University, Northridge and an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a Licensed  Clinical Social Worker, Teri worked for almost 20 years at the University of Southern California, in the field of cancer epidemiology.  In this career, Teri interacted with thousands of cancer patients over the years, which played a significant role in her decision to become a therapist, where she could have a direct impact in helping people who are going through treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses.  Additionally she enjoys working with clients who desire to make positive changes that lead to a healthier and more balanced life!

"There are only two ways to live your life: One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle."   Albert Einstein


The things in life that challenge us most are what give us the motivation and opportunities to grow.  I am here to help you turn your stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. The first step in achieving is believing. If you believe in yourself, and are willing to invest in yourself, imagine what your life could be. 


I have a genuine desire to be of service to others and help people define and pursue their goals. In both my personal and professional life, I strive to have integrity, honesty and compassion. I believe life is a gift and hypnosis and EFT are means of nurturing and exploring the vastness of the mind-body potential. I feel humbled and fortunate to help people become their personal best. 


Teri Terrusa, LCSW

(805) 657-7751

2239 Townsgate Rd #108
Westlake, CA 91361

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