About

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About

Hello, my name is Evonne Stephenson, I am an LCPC and the founder of our organization. I began Thrive Counseling – T.E.C.S. over 5 years ago, because I could see that we needed something different in our community. I watched many patients fall through the cracks while working in the schools, a community mental health center, and at a different private practice. At the schools it seemed due to a lack of resources and a misperception that classroom work needed to come before the child’s mental health struggles. At the community mental health facility, it was due to a mismanagement of resources and a view that patients were replaceable, they were numbers, they were Medicaid and didn’t have anywhere else to go for help. At the private practice it was due to the need to obtain payment and if you could not pay then you would not be treated. I wanted to provide a different type of treatment facility that wasn’t just for the well to-do but a place that treated all regardless of social status. This practice is designed incorporate treatments that are LIFE CHANGING.