Stella Breytman

(MSW, LCSW, LICSW)

About Me

SPECIALIZING IN ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, MOOD DISORDERS, GRIEF & LOSS, TRAUMA, PTSD, DOMESTIC ABUSE, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPY, SELF- EMPOWERMENT, SPIRITUAL COUNSELING, AND EXPERIENCE PROVIDING SUPERVISION FOR OTHER CLINICIANS

Stella Breytman graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Since then, she has worked in Rhode Island with adults, adolescents, and children specializing in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic abuse, family and couples’ therapy, eating disorders, self-empowerment, and spiritual counseling. Stella has worked in a supervisory role guiding other clinicians and feels comfortable seeing other therapists for treatment. Stella earned an associate’s degree in Mental Health and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate program, she received extensive training on domestic abuse and trauma.

Growing up dealing with a mood disorder, Stella became dedicated to helping others with similar challenges. Through her private practice (Psychotherapy By Stella, LLC), Stella offers online therapy in the state of Florida, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, focusing on helping adults and adolescents empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. Stella believes that every human experience is different and everyone deserves a healing process that supports them best. Through an eclectic approach, Stella combines various forms of therapy to create a treatment plan that is customized for the individual needs of her clients.

Stella has unconditional positive regard for each and every one of her clients & families. Her policy of acceptance, a strong sense of empathy, and patience in her practice creates a safe space for her clients to heal and improve their mental health. Stella’s dedication to her clients is evident in the way she makes herself available throughout the course of treatment.

Originally raised in Brooklyn, New York, Stella now lives in Florida with her husband, 3 children, and 10 pets. She enjoys spending time with her family. In her free time, Stella enjoys writing, acrylic painting, and nature. Stella is Bilingual and speaks Russian.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Languages

English

Russian


Licensing

LCSW #Sw16594 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LICSW #ISW03000 (Expires: 2023-05-01)

LICSW #122267 (Expires: 2022-05-02)

LCSW #090642 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Feb 06, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Stella is so supportive and so committed to everything I have to say. She listens to me and help me to organize my thoughts in a way that everything makes sense. She is the best therapist!! I appreciate her vey much!!!

Written by A.L. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Stella for a couple weeks now. Since starting with her my anxiety has decreased. I feel seen and heard. She provides me with great science based resources that help me to better understand myself. She is compasssionate and caring.

Written by B.R. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Stella has allowed me space to express my feelings and thoughts, without judgement. She has taken the time to listen to me and my struggles, and finds different ways to help me cope and grow. She offers not only her own advice and prompts, but also provides resources to help me further. Stella is very kind and compassionate, and has already helped me find the path to a better and healthier me! I appreciate Stella and all her hard work to help me and others like me.

Written by A.L. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I started working with Stella recently and it has truly made a world of difference in my life. She is patient with me and understands not only what I need help with but also how to best help me. She has given me the tools I've asked for and has tailored my self-help journey to my specific needs. She has given me the space I need to process things and has guided my understanding in a productive way.

I had written off counseling for a long time but I can say that I am so very grateful for making the decision to get help. BetterHelp assigned me a counselor the day after I signed up and filled out the brief intake about my counseling preferences. They allow your counselor to meet you where you are. I opted for messaging rather than phone calls or meetings because my schedule is a little hectic and because I didn't want to have a set meeting time. I like the flexibility I have with Stella. She responds quickly and exactly the way I need her to (she responds directly to what I say and will ask questions that challenge me to process through what I'm going through). She also sends me tools that I need without me asking for them (I had told her early on what I wanted to work on and generally how I wanted to get to where I wanted to be and she tailored the resources she gave me to my requests).

I would recommend BetterHelp and Stella to anyone. The service makes it easy to get help and Stella is a great counselor. I can tell she truly wants to help me and that has made a huge, positive difference in my life.

Written by J.E. on Dec 13, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Stella has been an amazing support for me

Written by C.H. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is great. Checks in with me more than twice. And I appreciate the information that she sends me such as books, and different ways to get back on track.

Written by A.N. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She has been such a blessing - bringing clarity and peace to so much of my anxiety and worry. Can't begin to thank her enough for all she's done and continues to do throughout this time.

Written by L.U. on Dec 09, 2020 after counseling with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She has been very helpful! I started to notice a shift in the right direction within about a day or 2 with her, I’m already starting to feel a little better every week. Looking forward to continuing on with her.