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Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Director, Southern Methodist University Center for Family Counseling

Dr. Terra Wagner received her PhD in Counseling from the University of North Texas and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Dr. Wagner is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Clinic Director at Southern Methodist University. She owns a private practice in uptown Dallas where she specializes in supporting clients with an extensive psychiatric history, trauma, and overwhelmed professionals seeking a work/life balance. She has years of clinical experience in emergency rooms, shelters, and hospitals. Most of Dr. Wagner’s research and passions are related to crisis, cultural diversity, inclusion, and best practices for new clinicians. She was a key figure in organizing and providing crisis counseling services for UNT Dallas Law School and El Centro students and police officers after the 2016 Dallas police shooting. During her work at the Resource Center, she supervised students providing affirmative therapy to LGBTQ+ individuals and conducted research to advocate for better mental health services for LGBTQ+ clients. Dr. Wagner has done numerous presentations about cultural humility and inclusion, including speaking as a panelist at the DFW Urban League Young Professionals Conference, speaker on the ASC LGBTQ+ panel, and facilitator on Conversations on Hate and Bias at SMU.