SAVANNAH STANLEY

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Licensed Professional Counselor -Associate

Supervised by Ella Ayers, LPC-Supervisor

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My Hours:

Cedar Park Office

Wednesday 9 am- 2 pm

Friday 2 pm - 8 pm 

South Austin Office

Saturday 2 pm- 6 pm

Sunday 10 am- 4pm 

CONTACT ME:
savannah@austinstrongrbc.com

512-298-6307

How would you describe therapy with you?

Let’s be real! Empowerment, empathy, and embracing your authentic self is the name of the game. During our time together, I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. I believe we heal not just through connection, but authentic connection. I do not see myself as a blank slate therapist, so there will often be humor in our sessions when it feels appropriate. We will work together to grow and foster your relationships as your true self with your partner(s), your family, your co-workers, and your friends. But this new authentic self will need tools, right? While there are no quick fixes in therapy, I often provide tools related to communication, conflict resolution, boundary setting, and coping skills to help navigate the challenges of life.
 


Passions and Specialties:

Couples Therapy-
Premarital Counseling (trained in Prepare/Enrich)
Consensual/Ethical Non-Monogamy and Polyamory
LGBTQ+ Couples
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Physical and Emotional Intimacy issues
Attachment Issues

Individual Therapy-
Anxiety
Depression
Highly Sensitive Persons/Empaths
Self-Compassion
Childhood Trauma
Family of Origin
Work/Life Balance

 


My Personal Journey
I have always been called to be a counselor, but my concern with the expectations of others caused me to hit the “ignore” button in favor of the medical field. It was not until I began to accept myself and be more authentic that I recognized where I truly belonged. Soon after I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Biology, I began the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. 

I spent a good portion of my life hiding myself from the world. I was the “shy, sensitive kid”, and was taught that was something negative. Now I see that what was perceived as a weakness is actually a superpower. Through my journey of personal therapy and graduate school, I recognized that not being “me” led to less satisfying relationships with my partner, my family, and my peers, so that is why I feel so passionate about embracing myself and for others to embrace their true selves as well. I want to help guide you on your journey to become more fully who you are.