Stacy Sampson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families, as well as small groups.
Stacy holds a bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Georgia and a graduate degree from Brenau University in Clinical Counseling Psychology. In addition to being fully licensed by the state of Georgia, she is a Nationally Certified Counselor. While working with clients on a number of common issues, such as depression and anxiety, Stacy also provides sex therapy sessions for individuals and couples at Oasis Counseling Center and has received over 150 hours of specialized training in the field of sexuality.
Stacy highlights person-centered Adlerian and Solution Focused therapies in her counseling, but utilizes a number of cognitive-behavioral techniques to aid clients with achieving their goals. She provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. Stacy encourages clients to actively work on their own healing and to make healthy decisions that will allow them to move forward in their lives.
Stacy's expertise in working with clients with past trauma comes from working with Project Safe, Inc., a non-profit domestic violence organization, for over eight years as an advocate and a counselor. Because of this experience, she has a unique specialty in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma. During her time at Project Safe, Stacy coordinated workshops, provided individual counseling, and facilitated support groups for women, caregivers of children affected by domestic violence, and adolescents. She possesses a special passion for helping trauma survivors on their healing journey. Over the years, Stacy has worked with clients from a variety of different backgrounds, including a number of different religious faiths, lifestyles, and family make-ups. Like all of the counselors at Oasis Counseling Center, she strives to meet clients where they are with whatever situation they find themselves navigating. IN addition to the other trauma informed strategies Stacy uses with her clients, she completed the rigorous training for EMDR and has been using this effective tool with many of her trauma survivors.
A long-time Athens area resident, Stacy lives with her husband of twenty-four years and their two rescue pups. Stacy enjoys reading, creative writing, crafty activities, camping, and spending time with family and friends.