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 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 experience 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.
A long-time Athens area resident, Stacy lives with her husband of twenty years and their teenaged son. Stacy enjoys reading, crafty activities, camping, and spending time with her large extended family.
Stacy facilitates Life After Diagnosis: A Support Group for Managing Chronic Illness at OCC. This group allows group members to connect with others dealing with the on-going challenges of functioning with a chronic condition. In a supportive environment, group members learn to increase their coping skills, examine the effects of nutrition and physical activity on their illness, and develop strategies to manage emotions, stress, and depression.