She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC
Rev. Dr. Thaeda Franz is an interfaith minister and psychotherapist based in Wernersville, PA. She works with adults of all ages. Her many years of experience have taught her that most people seek help for: feelings of inadequacy and isolation; fear and shame in their various forms; and navigating trauma and the painful results of difficult relationships.
Rev. Dr. Franz has a passion for helping individuals who may be struggling with poor body image and who may have an unhealthy relationship with weight and/or food. She utilizes a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, which focuses improving health without consideration of weight loss.
Trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Rev. Dr. Franz identifies and works with the sub-personalities or “families” that exist in each person’s psyche. Her holistic and highly intuitive approach to the counseling process considers all aspects of the person. Her therapeutic toolkit contains traditional techniques (reframing, examining core beliefs, etc.). Her toolkit also includes more esoteric practices like energy work and shamanic practices (“journeying”, soul retrieval, etc.). Past clients have reported experiencing a deeper sense of connection to themselves and an enhanced ability to trust their inner wisdom because of this work. Rev. Dr. Franz's compassionate and energetic style includes deep listening and humor. which can be a vital part of the therapeutic process. She focuses on creating a safe therapeutic environment.
Although Rev. Dr. Franz obtained her PhD in counseling from Liberty University, she does not endorse the institution’s homophobic and prejudicial views. Ordained by One Spirit Learning Alliance as an interfaith minister in 2018, she is passionate about body liberation; limiting the impact of patriarchy; and supporting LGTBQIA + folx and other marginalized populations. Certified as a tele-mental health specialist, all her services are provided via telehealth.
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Health At Every Size (HAES) - Understanding that you have the right to health and to the best life possible regardless of your weight or size. Addressing the impact of weight stigma and helping to heal the wounds caused by living in a fatphobic culture.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Thaeda Franz is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Sliding scale ($50-$125) is available to ALL clients. You decide what in the offered range is affordable for you, based on your needs and the frequency of sessions you would like to have.
Years of Experience: 5 years
Safe & Sound Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2021
Alternative Consulting Enterprises, Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2019
Signature Family Services, Therapist/Supervisor, 2002 - 2014
OneSpirit Interfaith Seminary, Ordination, 2018
Liberty University, Ph. D Counseling, 2016
Liberty University, MA Counseling, 2006