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Stefanie Araya, LISW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Coping with life changes
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About me

I believe that telling your story can be healing, which is why therapy can be so effective. With a bachelors and masters degree in social work, and as a Licensed Independent Social Worker licensed by the state of Ohio & Utah, I have ten years of experience in the field of mental and behavioral health. Together, we will explore ways to help you heal.

My diverse work experience includes working in inpatient and outpatient settings providing individual and group therapy, working with those involved with the justice system, counseling those who have sexually offended, and guiding the many who have sexual addictions (including pornography). If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, mood instability, and/or diminished self-esteem, I can help. My specialty population is adult males & females, but I have worked with adolescents in the past.

I always strive to find the best approach for each client’s individual needs and will tailor each session specifically to you. The different modalities used in my counseling approach include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused. I have experience providing therapy centered on relapse prevention and the Good Lives Model.

For your convenience, I offer live video and live phone sessions, including email communication during the week. I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality

License information

OH LISW I.1901511

UT LCSW 13028358-3501


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stefanie Araya. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I am SOO SOO happy I found Stefanie! She has been the best therapist I could find (and I've seen A LOT) Any of my previous therapist, I never truly felt a click with them and I never really felt good after a session, but with Stefanie, I can literally feel the weight being lifted off my shoulders with her.
She is incredibly easy to talk to and I have felt so comfortable with her the whole time. I am extremely grateful for her help and I don't think I could give her enough praise! She is just amazing!!!

Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Stefanie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Stefanie is a wonderful therapist and has honestly restored my confidence in using therapy as a tool. I’m so thankful I found her!

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Stefanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Stefanie has been amazing and so helpful. Her advice and support is so helpful and meaningful that I thank God for her. I so recommend her to anyone in need.

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Stefanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Stefanie is great. I had so many reservations about switching to a new therapist after my last one stopped seeing clients, but I've been so pleasantly surprised. She's so easy to talk to and very supportive. I really enjoy talking to her about big things that have been weighing on my mind for years. She's also super responsive. I cannot recommend her highly enough. I feel very fortunate to have found her.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Stefanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Very helpful

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Stefanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Stefanie is an amazing therapist. I felt comfortable with her on my first visit/phone call. She is super easy to talk to and very professional yet down to earth. She is attentive, she responds to EVERY journal entry. I love her approach to therapy. Her techniques work well. I would 1000% recommend her to anyone.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Stefanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd