We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacey Wright and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Stacey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My career as an entrepreneur has gone through many iterations, and started with a desire and belief that I could fine a work-life balance that was more sustainable and suited to my life. I had worked for many years at traditional, big corporations, but after starting a family, the pace and demands of that work just didn’t do it for me any longer. I needed flexibility, but still had the desire to use my skills, talents, and creativity. I started my business as a freelance website design and development consultant. I enjoyed the balance of hands on technical challenges along with helping other business owners bring their products to the web through e-commerce. Cut to 12 years later, and I am running the same business, but have pivoted industries and have found a more fulfilling calling for myself as a mental health professional. My business experience and training to support a local private practice, Perspectives Center for Holistic Therapy, as their Director of Operations. I also see clients as a psychotherapist. It is the best of both worlds for me.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a psychotherapist, I bring my lived experience to my work with clients. That includes the ups and downs of being a working mother to young children, a project manager and technology professional, child of Evangelical Purity culture, and also a highly sensitive person and introvert.

I’ve been through many ups and downs in my personal and professional journey, and I’m excited to be with my clients as their navigate their unique journey. I see the client as a whole, unique person, rather than a diagnosis or problem to be solved. I work with clients as they are, non-judgmentally and supportive, to help them understand the inner strengths that they already have and to help them move forward to achieve their goals. I work with a talented and unique team of psychotherapists and supporting professionals, so I love that we are able to support our clients who are in need of help as well as their whole family, with a mindful and caring approach.

There is nothing better than being with a client as they achieve a breakthrough or take another step in their journey to healing. I especially enjoy helping others who are highly sensitive feel empowered rather than burdened by their trait. I know first hand the difficulty that can exist in letting go of old and unhelpful religious messages, so also specialize in working with clients healing from religious trauma and/or shame around their sexuality. It may surprise some how often these three appear together in the therapy room: high sensitivity, religious trauma, and sexuality.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I tend to be a home-body (like most of us during the pandemic!), but do love a meal at a great restaurant and the natural beauty of Atlanta. I would choose to start the day early with a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Lunch would include a visit to Main Street in Tucker, where we’d enjoy a casual meal at Village Burger and peruse the graphic novels at Infinite Realities. The evening would include a quiet walk around the Oak Grove neighborhood and dinner at Sprig.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
An extra thank you and appreciation goes to my husband, Jeff, has been with me every step of the way, encouraging me to branch out and pursue my dreams, even when the path forward seemed uncertain and a long shot. I also have to thank Laurie Patrice of Perspectives Center for Holistic Therapy, for being such a supportive and encouraging leader, allowing me to shine and be a part of the next evolution for this team, in a time when mental health support is so critical.

Website: https://perspectivesholistictherapy.com/Stacey-wright

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/staceywrighttherapy/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceybwright/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PerspectivesCenterForHolisticTherapy

Other: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/georgia/tucker/perspectives-center-for-holistic-therapy-1754

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