I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW) and have worked in multiple settings for over 9 years, advocating, coaching and providing guidance for individuals with concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, isolation/loneliness, grief, loss, bereavement, end of life / hospice, compassion fatigue, forgiveness, self care, self esteem, life purpose and coping with life changes. I have worked with individuals at different stages of Cancer survivorship and end of life.
I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful and safe. My communication style is warm, kind and engaging. I do not believe in using stigmatizing labels. Although I am not an expert in LBGTQ+ issues/experience yet, I am educated and my practice approach is LBGTQ+ affirming, respectfully.
My therapeutic approach is solution focused, client centered and strength based drawing heavily from cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapies. I believe human beings have the amazing capacity to self heal, inspire, empower, learn from others but most vastly learn from our own struggles, challenges and triumphs. Therapy is a process that can help you discover the lesson or silver lining your problem has presented to you. Therapy can also help you discover new and better ways of thinking and coping with challenges you face.
Each of us has unique gifts that if discovered and embraced can help guide us to a more peaceful, joyful and fulfilling life. I applaud you in reaching out and taking the first steps toward seeking a happier life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801097868
Stephanie has been so helpful to me. She is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I would strongly recommend her as a therapist!
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Stephanie's approach is very much that experienced friend. She is open and friendly while also bringing perspective to instances that I can't see from within the storm. I love how it feels like we are walking together while unraveling situations.
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Stephanie has been an absolute blessing. She's extremely supportive, understanding, patient, and practical. She helped me create plans to work on things that I needed to get better at and also helped me build a toolbox of skills that I can use when things get challenging. I can't recommend her enough.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I am so thankful I found my therapist who listens and is available when things are really tough. She’s just the best and remembers things I’ve told her. It’s nice to have someone outside my social circle who knows what’s happening in my life and can help me process it in a healthy way
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management
Stephanie is an exceptional therapist. I’m so thankful to have connected with her. She listens so well, and knows how and when to offer help. Her support has been life changing. Even when I feel like I might not have “an issue” to discuss, she’s supportive and helps me maintain good healthy habits. I’d highly recommend her to anyone!
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Stephanie is the best therapist I've had through many years of therapy and counseling. I appreciate the value she brings to my life and all of the guidance she provides. I'm very happy I found her!
Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue