Dr. Conte M. Terrell, “Dr. Conte” is one of the nation’s most sought after Domestic Violence Recovery Experts. She is an ordained minister, an electrifying speaker, counselor, coach; coveted author and talk/radio personality! Dr. Conte is a survivor of a ten-year marriage to a physically abusive spouse. This led her into a passionate career and founding Fresh Spirit Wellness for Women Inc., a non-profit organization for women, youth and families challenged by the crisis of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her nonprofit organization is the oldest African American, female founded Domestic Violence agency in Harris County, the most populous county in Texas and the 3rd largest in the United States. Where they have received great success since 1997.
She then went on to complete a Doctoral degree in counseling to better accommodate the needs of the population that she was serving. Dr. Conte has assisted thousands of women, couples and families in overcoming and healing from toxic and abusive relationships and teaching them how to attract healthy relationships. Dr. Conte is well known for her “Conteology Queen Up Principles”, these teachings help women to know their worth and to raise their level of expectancy for a healthy relationship. Her awesome personal survival testimony has been seen, read, or heard, on television, radio, magazines and books. She has been trained and certified in numerous Family and Domestic Violence programs and often assists in family court cases as a Domestic Violence Expert Witness for the prosecutor. She is the CEO of Dr. Conte Speaks Consulting Firm, LLC where she is the lead speaker, trainer and consultant. She has been the host of the Dr. Conte Show on both Radio, 102.5FM and Television, on a local Houston Public Television station. She has made special guest appearances on numerous Radio and TV shows and News segments across the country.
In 2018 her 5th book, 12 Months to A Better YOU, became an International Best Seller. Afterwards Dr. Conte decided to start a Fresh Spirit Publishing, LLC. as she was so impassioned by the compelling testimonies of her counseling and coaching clients and wanted them to also have a voice and avenue to get published. In 2019 Dr. Conte started the House of Healing Transitional Home assisting women to become independent after escaping unhealthy and abusive relationships and where they learn how to attract healthy relationships.
She has received countless honors and awards for her outstanding leadership, community service and humanitarian acts of kindness, including but not limited to The Inspire Women Award, YMCA Community Leadership Award, The Amazing Woman of the year Award, and The Woman of Distinction Award and also featured in Glamour Magazine and three issues of Who’s Who in Black Houston. Dr. Conte has received her own day and a Proclamation from the Mayor of Houston. In 2021 she received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives.