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A motivator at heart, Shontel Thomas served in ministry as a Deacon , Intercessor and provided Pastoral Counseling at Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey for over 17 years. Recently, she has relocated to Atlanta, Ga and now serves in ministry at Grace Church of Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain, Ga.

She is a Licensed Social Worker, Christian Counselor and Certified Life Coach who specializes in working with women, children, adolescents and families. Shontel maintains a private Christian Counseling & Coaching practice in New Jersey. In the beginning of 2010, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. However, she decided not to give up on her passion to empower others. Therefore, Shontel authored  her first book entitled: Believe Again, Daily Words to Inspire, Restore, and Renew Hope which was released August 2010 .

Shontel is the CEO/Founder of Impacting Dreams Services since 2010 and in the beginning of 2013 she expanded her services to provide Christian Counseling in which Restoration Christian Wellness Center was birth. In April of 2013, she merged the Life Coaching services of Impacting Dreams Services to fall under the umbrella of Restoration Christian Wellness Center. Shontel serves as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. In addition, she is an inspirational speaker that has presented at women conference speaking on the topic of: Believing Again in the Midst of Life Transition

As a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Life Coach, Shontel has had the privilege to apply her knowledge and skills to counseling adults, children, adolescence, and families in outpatient mental health and substance abuse facilities, group homes, residential facilities, juvenile detention center, in home therapy, and various school systems.  Her work there focused on providing comprehensive support services in the areas of emotional , behavioral, and substance abuse problems as well as recovery from childhood trauma.
 
Shontel's bible-based,  client centered, holistic, supportive and goal oriented approach to counseling  and life coaching has helped individuals achieve maximum personal, spiritual and emotional growth. Shontel demonstrates profound empathy for people and believes that within a trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship wounded hearts are healed. She is passionate about providing a safe haven where people can explore how they can be restored and transformed by God's healing grace and truth.

Shontel holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey in Psychology, a Master’s degree from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey School of Social Work and then obtain her license as a Licensed Social Worker. Shontel started the doctoral program at Capella University to obtain her Ph.D in Counseling Studies. However, in order to answer and expand the call of God on her life she transferred to Jacksonville Theological Seminary November 2013; where she plans to graduate with her Ph.D in Christian Counseling in 2016.

Not only, was she led to the counseling field, but she received her Life Coaching Certification from the Life Coach Institute. Also, she is a member of the American Association of Christian Counseling. 




"My life purpose is to inspire lives, impact dreams and restore hope. I am dedicated to inspiring and helping others to Believe Again"

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