Thea Vondracek

(MA, LMFT, LPCS)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1326 (Expires: 2020-07-31)


Reviews

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 N.I. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Thea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Thea's recommendations for dealing with my personal issues have been extremely helpful. She's a great listener and also provides concrete examples that support her coaching strategies.

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!