East Dallas Therapy

stacey shoemaker, lcsw

Clinical Social Worker

I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist. Through marriage, divorce, remarriage and becoming a blended family, I have experienced the unexpected life turns so many of us fear. These difficult changes became paths of courage and hope which resulted in a new career of helping others. As a trauma focused therapist I work with teenage clients, young adults building a fulfilling life, and others facing life’s challenges like empty nesting, divorce and co-parenting. 
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Stacey specializes in:

parenting teens
20 something w/ big life questions
teen anxiety & depression
healing & coparenting through divorce
parental alienation through divorce
finding your life’s purpose
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost


Stacey graduated from Baylor with a BS in Education. Following ten years of classroom experience and working alongside families in Title One schools, Stacey returned to finish her master’s degree from UT Arlington to pursue a career in Social Work. She has experience working with families at The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County and Family Compass of Dallas.  In addition to providing individual therapy for clients here at East Dallas Therapy, Stacey continues to work part time at Children’s Health Dallas, caring for patient families in the ER.

When Stacey is not seeing clients, she spends time reading, writing, listening to music, time outdoors, traveling, and visiting friends and family. Stacey and her husband together share 5 children ranging in ages from 19-27, have a charcoal lab named Zeke and their newest addition, a border collie named Ruby!  Stacey and her husband both enjoy living and working within the East Dallas community!

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what happens in a session

Stacey’s Fees

The first intake session is $175 and any subsequent sessions are $150. We accept FSA and HSA, credit cards, cash, or check. We do not accept insurance, however depending on your insurance benefits you may still be able to reimburse your sessions using “out of network” coverage.

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for adults
  1. You gain confidence in parenting and better understand the needs of your teenager. 

  2. You are able to establish healthy boundaries with your teen while learning to find those small moments of true connection.

  3. You explore productive ways to follow your passions while leaving fear behind. You begin to process all the unknowns and become more content in that space.  

  4. You let go of your own and your parent’s expectations of yourself while focusing on what’s most important to you. You will find more freedom in your mind, body, and spirit.

  5. You process hurts and losses that come from divorce while gaining understanding and new perspectives within yourself.

for teens
  1. You will find a safe space to talk and the freedom to say what is on your mind without judgement. 

  2. You will become more familiar with how anxiety and depression works within your brain and realize you are not alone. 

  3. You discover new ways to manage your thoughts and feelings by knowing what coping skills work best for you.