Dr. DeAnne Terrell

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Dr. DeAnne Terrell

Professor of Counseling Psychology

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., Georgia State University
B.A., Samford University


Dr. DeAnne Terrell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and  is married to Jeff Terrell.  They have two beautiful children Natalie Terrell Martin (25) and Nathan (22). Having completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Samford University and a Master’s program in Christian Counseling from Georgia State University and the Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, she completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi .

Prior to coming to John Brown University, Dr. Terrell has been blessed to work in a variety of positions and settings.  She has worked as a case manager at a community mental health center, medical social worker at a charity hospital, counselor in a university’s behavioral medicine clinic, worked with joint program between the DA’s office and a university to treat juvenile child sexual abuse clients, supervised master’s level counselors and a psychologist in a Federal prison.  She worked as Director of the Counseling Center and Testing Office and adjunct faculty member at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. DeAnne also served for 15 years at Richmont Graduate University (a Christian Counseling Master’s degree program in Atlanta) as the Dean of Students and Faculty member. 

She has often enjoyed speaking  to a wide range of groups both church-related and secular organizations on a variety of topics – including Disciplines of the woman, Stress, Parenting/discipline, Dealing with Difficult People, Personality and gifting and a variety of topics related to marriage. Her passion and calling is to help people become all that God has created them to be. Through counseling or teaching, that calling is a primary motivation. 

Currently, Dr. Terrell is a faculty member at JBU in the Graduate Counseling Program training students to serve others.  In addition, she also maintains a private practice as a licensed Psychologist (licensed in both Arkansas and Georgia).  In her practice, she enjoys working with women of all ages, families, and couples. In addition, she feels uniquely called to encourage those individuals who are serving in ministry positions. Her hobbies are reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.   



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