Stephanie Van Wig, LPC MA
Stephanie Van Wig’s desire as a professional counselor is to create an environment for clients to share their emotional pain and struggles openly. Stephanie has a strong background working with clients who have experienced childhood or adulthood traumas. She counsels from the perspective that, many times, people develop a public “presentable” self and hide their pain or hurt inside. She helps a client identify the dissociation of false and true self and how that is affecting mood and behavior. She then helps clients through the process of opening up to themselves and then how to open up appropriately and safely with others.
Stephanie offers counseling from a Christian perspective upon request. Many times, people struggle with their relationship with God due to the feeling of separation from him because of the fear that He will or has rejected them because of their imperfections. Stephanie is open to talking about scriptures in the Bible to help clients with any confusion or questions they may have.
Stephanie has consistently invested in her education. She graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX in 2004 with a B.A. in English Creative Writing. She then had the privilege of graduating from counseling program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008 with her M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling. The seminary enabled her to lead the “survivors of sexual trauma” women’s group on campus with direct guidance from her professors. The seminary also enabled her to complete practicum hours at the Safe Haven Domestic Violence Center of Fort Worth from 2007-2008. Here she helped clients who were in abusive relationships learn about the cycle of abuse and connected them with resources to promote their safety. She worked and studied for her professional license at Timberlawn Mental Health Systems in Dallas, TX from 2009-2011. Here she learned treatment for victims of trauma based on the Trauma Model created by Dr. Colin Ross. Since 2011, Stephanie has been a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors where she has pursued continuing education on Food Addiction and relationship counseling.
Due to her education and experience at Timberlawn, combined with her experience in private practice, Stephanie is familiar with a variety of disorders and life transitions. She has helped clients with issues such as:
- Dissociative disorders
- Borderline Personality
- Eating disorders
- Women’s issues
- Young adult life transitions
- Grief and loss
- Spiritual confusion
- Same sex attraction
- Bi Polar
- Sexual, emotional, and physical abuse
- Domestic Violence
Stephanie is excited to be at Preston Place Counseling and is currently accepting new clients. She is offers a free 15-minute phone consultation to answer questions about the counseling process. She is also a healthcare provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and United Healthcare. To schedule call: 469-422-7732
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