Teryn Hara (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am currently accepting new clients. I offer telehealth and in-person services.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Torrance, CA

About My Clients

Finding a therapist is no easy task – having to go down a list of providers, call or email multiple providers, and repeat “your story” is exhausting. Thank you for being resilient and continuing your search. You are not alone. We all experience times in our life when we recognize we cannot do this all on our own. Sometimes we lack the skills needed to help us through these difficult times. Other times, we may not have support – someone to listen, validate, and encourage.

My Background and Approach

Whatever challenging life transitions or changes you have experienced are all parts of life that you will heal and grow from, but it will take time and effort. My role is to assist you in discovering your strengths and work with you to learn or develop new skills to help you better deal with personal and relational challenges. Therapy can be a great place to begin or continue exploring lifelong challenges or work through current stressors in a safe, comfortable, and judgement free environment. My therapeutic style consists of a combination of a number of treatment modalities. I am certified by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have completed CBT trainings related to OCD and Eating Disorders. I work with individuals, couples, and parents. I customize my approach based on each individual. I am here to listen and support you along this journey called life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I remember the feeling of shame as I sobbed to a coworker unable to form the sentence - "I need help." I felt frustrated that I couldn't stop crying or feeling immense sadness. I felt vulnerable showing emotion, especially while I was living abroad in Japan, a country where most people "suffer in silence." While abroad, I experienced isolation caused by the difficulties of communication, cultural and societal differences. The language barrier between me and my students and my co-workers, required a significant amount of patience, attention to detail, and an open mind. During my time abroad, I struggled to find a culturally competent therapist that could help me. As an Asian American who grew up in California, I understand the stigma that comes with mental health and the barriers that prevent us from seeking help. My time in Japan allowed me the opportunity to better understand the universal value of compassion, patience, and simply "holding space."

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 225/session


424-426-1797 Email Teryn
21515 Hawthorne Blvd
Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90293

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