My name is Anita Stoudmire and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Writer, and Public Speaker. More than that, I am a single mother to three amazing teenagers. I love all things personal growth and I enjoy gardening, cooking, attending church services, and listening to books on audio. I am a person of faith who believes in loving and accepting everyone right where they are.
I created Growth Therapy Center to inspire and empower you to become your very best right now. My counseling and coaching practice is designed to give you the tools necessary to get you back on track quickly and on to the amazing life you deserve! I am passionate about helping people discover their potential for unlimited joy and happiness no matter what circumstances they are facing in their lives.
I seek to empower clients to make informed decisions and help them handle anything that comes their way. I believe that we all have the power to control how we respond to the things that happen in our lives. Helping you to become the best version of yourself is my goal and if you will allow me to build a relationship with YOU, together we can get you to that place where you can feel happy and whole again!
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with many of my clients. It’s the three-part system where thoughts lead to feelings which lead to actions or inactions (behavior). We uncover some of the distorted thoughts you are thinking that may be leading to the feelings and in turn behaviors that are manifesting in your life.
I also use Solution Focused Brief Therapy as well as Person-Centered Therapy. Some other non-traditional approaches I use include meditation, guided imagery, gratitude, mindfulness, animal therapy, and exercise therapy. I also provide Christian Counseling for those clients that want a Biblical perspective.