I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in the field for over 35 years. I work primarily with adults who present with depression, anxiety, job stress, parenting stress, struggling with grief and loss. I also have experience in working with people who are dealing with the many transitions of life: marriage, divorce, retirement, aging parents and nearing end of life.
My counseling style is warm, friendly, with a bit of humor. I am client centered/focused. We will begin with where you are. Seeking help can be a difficult decision to make. You have made that first difficult step in exploring and seeking help. My training/approach is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psycho-dynamic. I tend to focus on teaching you skills to help you manage your symptoms, thinking process, and communication style. Your treatment plan will be individualized to meet your needs.
Change is difficult. Nobody likes change. But, if you are ready and willing to do the work, I am willing to be your guide and help you during this process. I look forward to working with you.
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, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 001070
Stacy is one of the most empathetic, understanding and kind therapists I have ever had. I have been working with her for about 2 years and she has been patient and offers advice and help when necessary. She is professional and supportive. Anyone who has Stacy as a therapist is blessed.
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, adhd, and eating disorders
Stacy is kind, caring and easy to talk to. I was very nervous with what to expect since this is my first time in therapy. Stacy’s personality and humor makes me feel more comfortable and safe confiding in her I truly feel that she wants to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend have her as a therapist.
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Wonderful. Prompt. Warm.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
The best therapist I've ever had... Super helpful
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Stacy is absolutely amazing! She never makes me feel like what I'm saying is silly, even if I think it is. She always responds in a timely manner and offers multiple ways to help on days we don't meet. I would recommend her to absolutely everyone!
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
Stacy is wonderful, she has talked me through the hardest time I've had to undergo in a long time. She listens, provides constructive recommendations and options, and is very quick to respond. Coincidentally, we can relate in many ways in our life experiences.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Stacy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd