Stephanie Thom (she/her)

APC
Accepting Clients

I help people who are inundated with thinking they are unacceptable suffering from anxiety and depression feel free and accept who they are.

Counselor in Atlanta, GA
Supervised by Thommi Lawson, PhD LPC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you constantly worried about your body image? Do you feel preoccupied with how you look and what you're eating? Have you been calorie counting, skipping meals or over exercising? Perhaps binge eating, hiding and stuffing your emotions? Have you been experiencing anxiety and depression? I know what you're going through: negative thoughts about yourself, pressure to conform, and not knowing who you are. I can help you rediscover yourself and learn therapeutic skills to reduce those feelings.

My Background and Approach

I believe in targeting the root of the issue, and lifting the veil of the parts you were conditioned to believe are unacceptable and shameful to bring about peace and clarity. My therapeutic approach is direct, nonjudgmental, patient and empathic utilizing psychodynamic therapy which just means discussing a lot of your past especially from childhood. As well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which just means uncovering distorted thinking patterns and discovering other perspectives and possibilities. After finding out where and how it started, we can work collaboratively to change it or at the least reduce it's influence on you. You will gain a better understanding of yourself, motivations, intentions, and triggers to make more informed decisions, work towards breaking old patterns, increase self-esteem and self-worth, develop healthier eating habits progress and become more comfortable with you. Collaborating with a dietician and your PCP may also be helpful to meet your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can change, heal and grow at any time in their lives. I don't believe that there is a limit to human capacity regardless of background and trauma. No one is beyond hope. I think the main reason we develop roadblocks, confusion or even mental illness is because they are unhealthy learned behaviors and thoughts that we have been conditioned to believe. Which means that I think you can unlearn these problem behaviors and distorted thinking patterns, and replace them with healthy ones. Most importantly, I believe in you... your possibilities and potential to become the person that you were made to be! I had to learn this for myself through life experiences, doing therapy and with the help of God. I have learned to understand who I am, that I am enough and have accepted myself in the process. I say this to friends and clients all the time - consider giving the benefit of doubt. I don't believe in tearing down but in building up! I look forward to working with you!

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 200/session

Info

4044901934 Email Stephanie
1459 Oxford Road
Suite 301
Atlanta, GA 30307

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