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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.  


Professional Background....


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

Research Experience

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

Employment Experience

Director, Professional Edge Institute

University of Indianapolis

2021 - Present

Independently Contracted Therapist


Assistant Professor

University of Indianapolis


Clinician, Clinical Supervisor, Management

Midtown Mental Health Services


"We are always growing and overcoming, and we are allowed to change our minds."

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