Thaeda  Franz
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Thaeda Franz

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Updated November 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Spirituality & religion
  • Relationship issues
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

No matter what you are going through there is hope for change. Nothing in the known universe stays the same. Change is the only constant. You are a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. I believe healing all three happens best when you do more than just focus on thoughts and behaviors. You have hurts and strengths, talents and challenges. We can work together to help you come to a place of acceptance with all that you are.

Many of my clients have found it helpful to utilize spiritual resources often left out of traditional mental health approaches. Working together, we can help you learn to rely on your inner wisdom and we can strengthen your connection to your chosen spiritual or faith path. My passion is to connect people to their helpers. Helpers include the wisdom of your own heart and depending on your beliefs can also include angels, Ascended Masters, ancestors, and other guides.

Above everything else, I want you to know there is love for you. You might not feel like you can touch into it right now. My hope for you is that working together, one day you will feel the great depth of love there is inside of you.

You are invited to schedule a free consultation with me so we can talk about how I can best support you in your desire to heal, change, and grow.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Thaeda Franz is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (50min)
  • Extended session: $180 (90min)
  • Spiritual Health Coaching: $125 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Pennsylvania: PC011541


Languages

English