Dr. Stephanie Rudd, PhD, LCSW, LCAC
My role will never be to tell you what to do; rather we will work together to find the perfect solution for you. I accept clients from all backgrounds, identities, and cultures. I have a warm welcome for those of the LGBTQ+ community along with open relationship structures/polyamory. Areas of most experience include anxiety, depression, OCD, and addiction (harm reduction model, preferably). No area or challenge is too small or seemingly too insignificant in which to engage in therapy.
My approach to therapy is to treat the whole person, consider their strengths as the pillar of care, and always be in the passenger seat while the client is in the driver’s seat. My goal is to help every client reach their own full potential, in a relaxed setting, that focuses on each person’s unique strengths and protective factors.
Everyone should have an outlet to explore challenges, make changes, and simply process thoughts as this experience is critical to your health. Feel free to reach out for a free telephone consultation to see if you feel I might be a good fit for you. Being fully telehealth, your location is not a factor!
A Career in Helping People....
Stephanie Rudd, PhD, LCSW, LCAC is the founder and CEO of Healing Through Authenticity Counseling & Consulting LLC. She has worked as a social worker for over 20 years in various capacities, including individual treatment, management of social service programs, higher education professorship, and corporate consulting. Stephanie is passionate about identifying and uncovering the existing personal strengths of each client, person, or team/organization in order to strengthen relationships and manage personal challenging feelings and symptoms. Stephanie uses authenticity in her business name because that word encapsulates who she is and how she runs her practice. She is relaxed, open-minded, anti-oppressive, and sees therapy and consulting as a conversation, relationship, with a genuine connection, all centering on meeting your needs and expectations.
PhD in Social Work
Indiana University May 2022
Master in Social Science Administration
Case Western Reserve University May 2005
Bachelor of Arts
Hanover College May 2001
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Indiana # 34005470A) 12/26/2007-current
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (Indiana # 87001518A) 3/26/2013-current
Sexual Education study
University of Indianapolis Co-investigator
Incivility with Social Work practitioners study Co-investigator
University of Indianapolis Fall 2020- Present
Graduate Research Assistant
Indiana University August 2018- May 2020
Diversity in Social Work education study Co-investigator University of Indianapolis
Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Belize women in prison and the pair of ACEs Co-investigator
Indiana University/University of Indianapolis
Spring 2018- Spring 2019
Teamwork and relationship satisfaction manuscript Co-investigator Published
University of Indianapolis Spring 2018- Spring 2019
African American Adolescents and Discrimination Co-investigator Published
Indiana University Spring 2018- Spring 2019
Director, Professional Edge Institute
University of Indianapolis
2021 - Present
Independently Contracted Therapist
University of Indianapolis
Clinician, Clinical Supervisor, Management
Midtown Mental Health Services