Aimee Thompson, MA, LPC

Are you stuck in some aspect of life? Is something not working and you want life to be different? Imagine a future where you experience the freedom to do what you struggle to do now. Seeking help in the hard times is the bravest and wisest investment you can make. Counseling isn’t for the weird or the crazy but for normal people dealing with the craziness of life.

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Life is hard for all of us and it’s completely normal to sometimes need help. I know it takes a lot of courage just to be on this site. I am honored you are here. Please know that 1) you are among friends here because we all struggle with something and 2) help is available!  This website is a great place to start.  Check out the resources page, browse my counseling blog, learn about the counseling process, and discover more about me.  You will find a lot of help and information here.

My prayer is that you will find this website full of helpful, gospel-centered content that will bring you hope for a future of freedom.  Life is hard for all of us and pain is incredibly real. Yet, God isn’t finished and your story isn’t over. You can write a new story, starting today.  We can walk through the pain into hope and healing, together. If you are considering counseling and live in the Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen or the NorthTexas area, take the next step and contact me to set up an initial phone consultation.

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