Teri Pichot began her career as a psychotherapist over 20 years ago. Teri has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families distressed by many issues including chronic mental illness, substance misuse, and domestic violence.
Teri received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, and she went on to obtain licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in addition to achieving the highest level of both state and national certification as an addictions specialist. Teri is a Delta Society Pet Partner with her canine companions, Rockefeller and Jasper, and she enjoys partnering with them to provide animal assisted interventions to her clients.
Teri has designed and implemented innovative programs that utilize Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (with and without therapy dogs) with both adults and adolescents. Teri established her solid reputation in the field when she transformed an outpatient, publicly funded substance abuse treatment program into one that is now internationally recognized for its innovation and effectiveness with externally motivated, dual diagnosed clientele. She is also the founder of the Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, where in addition to seeing clients, she provides international training and consultation to agencies and professionals.
Teri specializes in demonstrating and teaching how Solution-Focused Brief Therapy can be used effectively with some of the most challenging problems that therapists and agencies face. Teri has published numerous journal articles and five books (one of which was translated into Chinese and Japanese), and enjoys working with professionals to help them discover how Solution-Focused Brief Therapy can be effective with "difficult" populations. Teri's passion is assisting others (clients and professionals alike) to see that change is not only possible, but invigorating.
Teri is well known for her energy, sense of humor, love of animals, and passion for her work. Her creative spirit, enthusiasm, and zest for change are contagious and are reflected in the therapists she trains and supervises.