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Philosophy
Traditional Counseling
Clinical Hypnotherapy
Holistic Counseling
Life-threatening Issues
Grief Recovery
EMDR
Spiritual Quests and Transitions
About Terry Stout
Awards/Testimonials
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Philosophy

In general, the field of Psychology is divided into three categories: Psychoanalytic, Behavioral, and Humanistic.

Terry Stout's orientation has always had its roots in the Humanistic Psychology approach. His basic philosophy, therefore, is one of addressing the causes of issues, rather than medicating symptoms or altering overt behaviors. Consequently, since he does not believe in magic pills, his counseling relationship with people requires responsibility on their part and active participation in their own healing process.

He also believes that each person is complex and unique, and therefore does not easily fit into the box of a specific diagnostic criteria. As a result, he meets each individual on the basis of exactly who they are and what their specific needs represent.

His goal is to enter into a partnership with people that will ultimately lead to their integration as a balanced, whole, and fully functioning human being.

 

Traditional Counseling

For those interested in engaging in a traditional approach to psychotherapy, Terry operates from the foundational training of a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with an orientation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

 

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Terry’s initial training in Hypnotherapy (and continuing education through the present) has been with the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in association with Ormund McGill, Randal Churchill, and Cheryl Cantfield. In more recent years he has also served in the capacity as part-time teacher of Level 5 students for the Institute.

Hypnotherapy is an integral part of what Terry offers in his private practice to facilitate deeper, more immediate, and lasting change. He has a unique skill for listening to a client’s issues and desires during a session and turning that into a specific hypnosis script, tailored for the person. Hypnosis has been one of his most valued tools for over thirty years
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Holistic Counseling

For those with the self-awareness, consciousness, and willingness to address their lives on deeper levels, Holistic Counseling approaches aspects of Being often left untouched by more traditional methods and comes from the approach of Metaphysical Science in Psychology.

 

Life-threatening Issues

Receiving a diagnosis or experiencing an event that brings one face-to-face with their own mortality is traumatic and life-altering on many levels. It may also serve as a catalyst for tremendous growth and healing in ways that were not previously imagined.

Terry spent more than twelve years working with people who were life-threatened and their families and/or support circles. He calls these people his greatest teachers and brings the depth of that experience to his work with others facing similar or other issues. In recent years, he served for two years as a Hospice chaplain.

 

Grief Recovery

Throughout thirty-five-plus years of private practice, Terry has discovered that every client he has worked with had one thing in common -- unresolved grief.

Working with people who had life-threatening issues (as well as having a daughter die) gave Terry the direct knowledge of the difference between grief counseling and grief recovery.

Grief counseling gives voice to unexpressed emotions and feelings, which is necessary and helpful, but incomplete. Grief Recovery provides understanding of how the hurts of a lifetime (not just the death of a loved one) inform us on a subconscious level, and gives practical tools that can be used to transform past, present, and future griefs and bring completion to them. This work is so transformative and important that Terry has developed a passion for bringing it to all who are open to it. Read more about Grief Recovery.

 

EMDR

Whenever an event occurs in a person’s life that is traumatic, painful, or wounding, it is stored in memory, and a message about that event is stored in the subconscious mind and in the body, particularly in the nervous system. If the information stored is incorrect or incomplete, it can be triggered inappropriately by a present event or concern over a future event. EMDR uses dual attention stimulation to unlock, unstick, or unfreeze the nervous system to allow the mind and body to reprocess that event and change one’s relationship to it, much like the way REM sleep helps process unconscious material.

EMDR is evidence-based and proven to be an effective, safe and life-saving treatment for PTSD and other trauma-related reactions, as opposed to pharmaceuticals, which only treat symptoms (rather than causes) and can possibly even precipitate suicide.

 

Spiritual Quests and Transitions

Pastoral Counseling, Vision Quests, Medicine Wheel Teachings, rites and ceremonies are all available to those who seek them.

 

About Terry Stout


Terry Stout

Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. After a tour in the military as a Naval Aviator and the start of an airline career, he returned to San Francisco State to enter the Master of Science Program in Counseling. His first year's internship was with children K-12. His second was working with adults who had life-threatening illnesses and their families. He remained there for more than twelve years, eventually supervising other interns. In the meantime, he received his Master of Science in Counseling and completed state requirements for licensing as a Marriage Family Child Counselor, which was subsequently converted to a Marriage and Family Therapist license from the state of Colorado.

In conjunction with his masters program and MFCC license, he was trained and certified as a Hypnotherapist, which has been an integral part of his private practice since its inception in 1985, and has since become certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. He also teaches part-time to Level 5 Hypnotherapy students in training.

In 1992, he moved his practice to Colorado, where it has remained.

In 1996, Terry earned a Doctor of Metaphysical Science degree in Psychology, and an affiliation with the Pastoral Psychology Association.

The process of his daughter's death in 1999 served as the catalyst for his certification in Grief Recovery from the Grief Recovery Institute. In addition, he recently served as a Hospice chaplain for two years.

Subsequently, he added a tile to his mosaic of treatment modalities by receiving training as an EMDR practitioner in order to address the deeper and more causal aspects of trauma.

 

Awards/Testimonials

"Hokseda has been selected seven years in a row (2014-2020) for the Best of Durango Awards for Marriage & Family Counseling and qualifies for the Durango Business Hall of Fame."

Durango Award Program
October 2020

 

"Simply put, Terry has changed my life. He's caring, intelligent, dynamic and his own life experiences have greatly contributed to his ability to understand and relate to me. I was extremely hesitant to go to their grief workshop, but found peace and enlightenment. It was hard work, but very much worth the time and effort. I feel better, I AM better. He provides a safe and comfortable place to guide you to a happier way of living. He's helping me look at my life in a new way and I have never found this in any other counselor."

Larry H.

"The deep work of grief recovery that Terry Stout facilitated with me, after the death of my husband, saved my life. The integrity and depth of Terry's commitment to such profound and tender work held the light in the darkest times, giving me a relationship I could count on, when there was little else. Terry's skill and compassion for the grief work one may be called upon to do is a unique and a rare gift, forged in his own personal relationship with grief and loss. Terry was as a mid-wife in my own re-creation as I slowly opened up to the many unresolved griefs accumulated over my lifetime, my husband's death a remarkable catalyst. Through my commitment to my own healing fully matched by Terry's unwavering support, sharing of tools and the patient encouragement to face some of life's greatest challenges, I now can choose to live life richly and with great gratitude."

Mindy I.

"I can't begin to thank you enough for the wondrous works that you and [my son] have achieved together. Seeing the light in his eyes again is the best gift that I have ever received. You have been such a positive influence in his life and have given him tools that he will be able to use always."

Mary T.

 

Contact Us

Terry Stout
stout@durango.net

PO Box 3262
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 946-1438

 

 


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