CEO | A Sound Mind Counseling Service
Shantel Thomas, Ph. D. PCC-S, LSW is a published author, President and CEO of A Sound Mind Counseling Service and Founder of the Center For Healing The Hurt, a free trauma based therapy center for kids and teens in the Cincinnati inner city. Dr. Thomas has been trained and certified in numerous counseling techniques; a few to note are: depression, women’s issues, trauma and crisis intervention. Dr. Shantel provides individual, couple and group therapy to people of all cultural backgrounds and ages. In addition to private practice, she has presented both locally, nationally and internationally to numerous audiences, in corporate, academic and church settings. Thomas has trained companies in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and she has been the keynote speaker for numerous conferences. She believes that everyone can receive total mind, body and spiritual wellness. Dr. Thomas was honored by the Mayor of Cincinnati and City Council for Women’s History Month. She received the highest award in the city for a female, the YWCA’S Career Women of Achievement and the list continues. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. Thomas received her B.A., M.Ed. from the University of Toledo, where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She attended the University of Toledo on a full athletic scholarship and had a stellar career, traveling the world competing and receiving various honors, including MAC Athlete of the Year and NCAA Woman of the Year for Ohio. Her doctorate is from Kent State University.
Overview: We spend about sixteen years preparing for a career, but how often do we spend time preparing for a healthy relationship? High school students are new to the world of love and relationships. After their first experience, students tend to focus on what constitutes an “unhealthy relationship,” without offsetting it with what a “healthy relationship” entails. Healthy relationships consist of mutual respect, trust, support, honesty, accepting responsibility, valuing opinions, and communicating openly and fairly. This workshop will offer proven techniques and tips on maintaining healthy platonic and romantic relationships.