Rev. Thaeda J FranzPhD, LPC, NCC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

Trust and creating a non-judgmental space. I want clients to know that they can trust me to work with them in a way that helps them feel supported and encouraged. Curiosity and deep listening are key aspects of therapy with me.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My life philosophy is that we are constantly learning and growing. My philosophy also includes the awareness that being human is hard. My philosophy is that we were not meant to go through life struggling on our own. We are built for relationship and it is in the contexts of relationships and experiences that we can heal. The therapy I provide offers a safe space for that healing to occur. I also encourage my clients to develop relationships with "helpers" in their lives. Often these are spiritual helpers in the form of imagining your highest self, or in connecting with nature, angels, ancestors, or other Divine energies.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

I have learned that people are inherently good. Each person has strengths and gifts they bring into the world that are uniquely their own. When people are living from their values and utilizing those gifts, life feels really good. My role is to journey alongside them as they discover the very best parts of themselves and to cheer them on as they share those things with the world.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$80

First Session

$80

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Coaching

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Ordained Interfaith Minister (One Spirit Learning Alliance, New York)

Certified Telemental Health (CTMH) Provider

Licensure

PA, LPC, PC011541

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy, Counseling, Liberty University

Master of Arts, Counseling, Liberty University

Work History

I have been working with individuals and families since 2002. I started in social work and felt pulled to transition to mental health treatment in 2016. I have always had a deep interest in spirituality and in healing methods that incorporate the whole person- mind, body, spirit. Recently I have been finding that people have a desire to go beyond changing thoughts and behaviors. They want to really know themselves and to tap into their inner wisdom. I use a variety of methods including mindfulness practices, visualization, and teaching people how to quiet themselves enough to hear the wisdom in their own hearts.

Location

328 Wernersville Blvd, 328 Wernersville Blvd, Wernersville, 19565, PA