Thea Vondracek

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Hello! I have been a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. I have particular interest in facilitating personal change and promoting effective communication. I bring to my counseling practice many years of life experience. I respect personal beliefs in regards to faith, religion, and spirituality. I encourage self-sufficiency and personal strength. I promote purpose, intentionality, and kindness.

Counseling can help you understand why you do what you do. It is a safe place to honestly explore emotions of anger, anxiety, sadness, and worry. Counseling can help you learn how to effectively influence others by changing how you respond to their troubling behaviors. It is a place to learn coping skills, improve self-esteem, discover your life purpose, to practice new behaviors, identify and establish appropriate boundaries, and develop kindness and self-reliance.

I believe that my role is to listen and reflect what is heard while going with you on your journey toward wholeness. I am a “sounding board” for your thoughts and ideas. We will work together to find resolutions to the challenges you face. I practice therapy from a person-centered philosophy. I believe that you are the expert on your personal situation and have the means to resolve problems within a safe therapeutic relationship. Good emotional health is a congruence of ideal self and real self. Problems occur when there is a discrepancy between what you want to be and what you are experiencing. We will focus on the present moment and on experiencing and expressing your feelings. The past will be discussed as it affects your present feelings and behaviors.

I look forward to providing you with support and encouragement on your journey towards being the best possible version of yourself. For more information about me, please visit my website at www.greensboro-therapy.com.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1326 (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thea is supportive and thoughtful. She has helped me explore alternate perceptions in a way that has truly been healing. I am grateful to have her support and council.

Written by A.M. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I am really pleasantly surprised and comforted that this is an option for me. I would have never imagined. At all. Right now it is making so much sense and I am grateful. Shout out to Thea

Written by K.Y. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s a great listener and is helpful in determining what I need to do to move through difficult situations.

Written by D.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coaching

Thea has helped me so much. This platform really works for me.

Written by J.A. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Thea is an incredible therapist and a wonderful person. She is very empathetic and relates to you as a person and not just as a client. She helped my boyfriend and I overcome a very difficult situation. She gave us individual therapy as well as group therapy and it was extremely helpful for both of us. I would highly recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

I only spent a short time with Thea Vondracek and she was amazing. The experience you expect when you are optimistic about therapy, she exceeded. I felt comfortable. I felt relieved after my vent sessions. I felt she was present and available. I would recommend Thea to anyone.

Written by E.R. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am thankful for Thea for being a great support to me when I needed someone outside of my friends and family circle to share my thoughts and feels. I am grateful.

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thea has helped me tremendously in the short time I have worked with her.

Written by K.R. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Thea is very good at helping you! She puts things into perspective.

Written by J.U. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Thea has been super helpful, is always looking for better ways to support you, and just super sweet in general.

Written by D.I. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I’m glad I was assigned to Thea! She was a great listener & she kept good notes. She is also very direct, which I greatly appreciate. I would gladly recommend Thea if you want a professional whose not going to tell you what you want to hear but rather, what you NEED to hear!

Written by J.U. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Thea is so great!! She really puts things into perspective and breaks them down so that I can grasp a new concept!

Written by M.O. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Thea has been an incredible counselor. She listens, offers advice, and challenges me during our sessions. She is an excellent resource to go to when things go awry. She is always available to help when I need it and assures me everything will be okay. I could not recommend her enough.

Written by M.A. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thea is an excellent partner in counseling. She is confident, smart and most importantly, a great listener. She gave me the tools to empower myself and to think more positively. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by A.I. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I was immediately drawn to Thea's approach, and our initial interactions put me at ease immediately. She offers respect and listening, as well as worksheets to help you reason through your own thought processes. I appreciate the empathy combined with a logical approach. She's a keeper.

Written by J.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Thea helped me through a bout of anxiety by showing me how to reframe my problems using straightforward and honest language. She pushed me (kindly and gently) to take ownership over my healing. I am grateful for her help and will come to her again with any future problems that may arise.

Written by L.A. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve only worked with Thea a short time but from her first message she was caring, understanding and focused on solutions. She’s super quick to respond and encouraging.

Written by C.A. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Thea is a wonderful person. She can be blunt but also empathetic and extremely caring. When talking to her, I can feel she truly cares about what she's doing and helping me through my struggles. Thea has made a difference with my current situation and helped shape how I tackle each day. I am blessed to have been put in contact with Thea!

Written by J.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

Thea is amazing at asking great questions and digging below the surface to find the root cause. I enjoy our chats and have already put numerous things we've discussed into play and I can honestly say I feel more positive about my world. Others are noticing, too.

Written by M.A. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Thea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is thoughtful and respectful while offering good advice and tips to help cope with my stress.

Written by J.E. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and bipolar disorder

I was very skeptical about counseling, but Thea has been wonderful. She is receptive and responsive to messages in an extremely timely manner. Under her guidance, the changes I have made in my thinking even after the very first video session have made an immensely positive impact on how I view myself and the world around me.

Written by S.U. on Nov 06, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Thea doesn't tell me what to do, but she leads me to figure it out on my own.

Written by N.I. on Nov 03, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Thea is a fantastic counselor. She listens to my concerns, gives me constructive criticism, and provided me with tools to tackle my issues. She really helped me get through a rough spot just by lending an ear and offering support, and I am so appreciative of her help.

Written by S.T. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Thea is attentive and friendly. She is flexible with my schedule and is wonderfully supportive.

Written by M.I. on Oct 20, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thea has been instrumental in my husband and I️ preparing for marriage. She never picks sides and helps us see from each other perspective. We had a strong relationship and Thea helped us work through the issues we still needed a mediator for.

Written by J.E. on Oct 08, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I really like working with Thea. Her approach has already changed the way I view situations in just a short time. She takes the time to explain the reasoning behind her methods before explaining how we will use them which I really appreciate.

Written by K.H. on Sep 19, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks

Thea has been very patient and helpful in my pursuit with marital counseling. She provided me many techniques and ways I can help myself. She was also available on the phone when I scheduled a call. She checked my messages continually and I had a response from her as soon as it was reasonable. I highly recommend Thea. She listens to all your aspects and provides well rounded counseling.

Written by S.A. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Thea is very responsive and somehow she is empathetic while still being straight forward and direct. She helps you to become self aware and recognize where you can make changes to take control over the things that are causing you pain.

Written by M.A. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Thea does a great job for my needs. I have had a counselor who just listens, but I like the balance of advice and tough love that she sometimes gives. It pushes me ahead and gets me thinking. She is a good match for me.

Written by V.E. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I am very impressed with Thea and the BetterHelp platform. I would definitely recommend her and this form of counseling!

Written by J.O. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Thea is fantastic

Written by M.O. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She helps me think positively about the future and my breakup.

Written by A.D. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thea is compassionate yet a realist. She tells it like it is, but she also was able to lead me to figure out things for myself.

Written by S.H. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thea Vondracek has been an absolute lifesaver for me! I highly recommend her for any type of situation that you may be experiencing. With her help, I was able to regain my perspective and work through some major life transitions. Thea Vondracek is truly one of a kind and has made all the difference in my life.

Written by M.E. on May 08, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thea helps me when I am in need and makes me feel heard. I am appreciative of her help. I often find myself looking forward to her counsel.

Written by L.I. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Thea Vondracek is a great counselor! I felt very comfortable with her from the very first session. She is warm, caring, and helped me tremendously. She was very responsive to messages and gave me helpful worksheets/exercises to work on. She took the time to find out prior to the first session what I wanted out of counseling. If I ever need counseling again, I hope I can request her!