Owner/Founder, Principal, Executive Coach
To reach Terra, please contact her assistant: Hollie Perlmutter
Phone: 503-610-3676 Email: info@
To learn more about Terra’s work as an author, podcaster, and keynote speaker, please visit TerraMattson.com.
Philosophy and Approach
I hold a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. I hold a Bachelors of Psychology and a Bachelors of Educational Ministry from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, as well as a certificate in Marriage and Family Studies from Focus on the Family Institute. Major graduate coursework has included Human Growth and Development, Marital Therapy, Family Therapy, Play & Sand Tray Therapy, Sexual Abuse and Trauma Treatment, Human Sexuality & Sexual Intimacy, Psychopathology, Group Counseling, Substance Abuse, Ethics, Organizational Leadership, Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Integration.
I love to learn and have been trained in a wide variety of helpful tools, including trauma-informed therapies like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also trained in well known therapies like Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Therapy, Gottman Marriage Therapies, SYMBIS, Core Values Index, sex-addiction and sexual betrayal recovery. In addition to continuing education, I am committed to seeking consultation and supervision in my practice as needed. I have been a part of the TrueFace Ministries Leadership Cohorts for Consultants. I have had the privilege of sitting under some of the greatest experts in our fields including Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, Drs. John & Julie Gottman, Dr. Sue Johnson, Dr. John Townsend, Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. Van Der Kolk, Dr. Daniel Sweeney, Dr. Bruce McNicol, Bill Thralls, Dr. Steve Moore, and more.
My unique blend of disciplines has led me to start two organizations alongside my husband, Jeff Mattson. As the founding Clinical Director of our professional counseling team and in my present role as an Executive Coach for our Wholehearted Leadership Cohorts, I have experience as a professional counselor, entrepreneur, supervisor, executive coach, consultant, pastoral counselor, adjunct professor, podcastor, and trainer in the following settings: private practice, community mental health, County Corrections, George Fox University, non-profit organizations, for-profit executive teams, and pastoral ministries in the church setting.
As co-founder of Living Wholehearted and the global movement, Courageous Girls, an online curriculum to help moms walk with their growing daughters in every step of their growing years, my unique blend of disciplines and expertise helps any leader move toward a desired wholeness, regardless of your past and your present. I have published over 100 lessons at www.mycourageousgirls.com, my first book Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace, and co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between What Leaders Preach and Live. I have the privilege of writing, speaking, and training in various settings, including the American Association for Christian Counselors World Conference, Ministry Spark, and the Murdock Trust Foundation.
You can also listen and subscribe to the Living Wholehearted Podcast where I co-host a weekly podcast addressing the needs of leaders in the work, home, and community.
Licensure & Certification:
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, (License # T0733), a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, (License #C2416) in the state of Oregon, and a Supervisor for clinicians seeking licensure in the state of Oregon. To maintain my licenses, I am required to participate in ongoing continuing education every year, taking classes dealing with subjects relevant to my clients.
Fees and Other:
50-minute sessions are $225. Occasionally, 80-minute sessions may be requested at a fee of $340. I also do day intensives for $1500/day.
Payment is made upfront on a weekly or monthly basis via cash, check, or credit card. You may investigate if your insurance covers out-of-network, but generally coaching is covered by your organization. If my services are covered by your health insurance, I will be happy to provide a receipt for service so that you may be reimbursed directly.
All coaching sessions will be virtual unless otherwise discussed. Organizational Teams, Vision Retreats, and Couple’s Intensives are available upon request. Please talk with Jeff or Terra Mattson if you are interested in these options. We often utilize the Living Wholehearted Lodge and Retreat for more enrichment opportunities.
To check availability and to schedule an appointment, please contact Hollie Perlmutter at 503-610-3676.