Welcome - I am so glad you have made it here!
My name is Stefi and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in the state of Kansas. I have experience working in a domestic violence shelter, a residential/intensive outpatient substance abuse program, an in-home family reunification and preservation program, a children's psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, and have previously provided case management for foster care/permanency and refugee resettlement programs. I have experience working with clients struggling with trauma, abuse/neglect, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, interpersonal conflict, family conflict, dissociation, compassion fatigue/burnout, career challenges, future planning, disordered eating, communication challenges, and navigating difficult life transitions.
My counseling style is laid-back, with a non-judgmental focus on client-centered empowerment. I believe everyone is worthy of love, respect, and compassion and need only the proper tools and connection to thrive. I believe we all are doing the best that we can with the tools and resources currently at our disposal. That being said, if there are areas of your life lacking fulfillment or causing you distress, let's add to your toolbox together. I have extensive experience using cognitive-behavioral, solutions-focused, and narrative approaches to help my clients achieve their therapeutic goals. I often use humor and everyday language to be relatable and inviting in session but rely on my clinical judgement to appropriately pair my approach to best meet the unique needs/preferences of each client. My goal is to listen to your story, sit with you in that experience, and collaborate with you to design a tailor-made treatment plan to move you forward on the path to healing.
It takes incredible courage and vulnerability to take the first steps towards change, and I'm so glad you have. If you are ready to take the next steps and feel I would be a good fit to do so with you, I am here to support and empower you every step of the way.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Body Image, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KS LSCSW LSCSW 05405
Stefi is an incredible therapist who listens, encourages and offers considerate and appropriate redirect when necessary without being condescending or disrespectful. She truly understands what it means to be inclusive, personal and professional in the best possible ways. I have never felt more comfortable and open with a counselor and I have tried many.
Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Stefi for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem
Stefi has been an amazing help throughout the time i've worked with her! She is great at helping you work through a number of issues in a calm and reassuring manner that has been very helpful!
Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Stefi for 6 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes
Stevie has been a game changer in helping c me process life! I feel like I can openly discuss issues with her without judgement. She’s flexible with approaches that challenge but can easily fit into my life. This is the first time I have ever felt validated and moving forward during therapy and I owe that completely to Stefi!
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Stefi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management
I don’t know what to say other than she is the best! I’ve been to dozens of counselors over decades and have never had someone this tapped into my issues. She’s amazing!
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Stefi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Good listener and caring, non-judgemental counselor.
Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Stefi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I am writing this review to share my experience with Stefi. From the beginning she was kind, open and understanding. She made me feel at ease and was an anchor during a hard time for me. He compassion for helping others is incredible and she makes sure to inform you on every thing the counseling will entail. Its amazing to know there are people like her in this world ! Thank you for working with me !!
Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Stefi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes