"It's like you're surfing... The same wave that can be a source of pain can be a beautiful flowing grace and source of power. It's all a matter of how you respond to it." Trey Anastasio
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and nationally certified. I have worked in this field for 9 years and have gained experience from many different settings and populations. I have experience working with addiction issues as well as depression, anxiety, and trauma. My work focuses a lot on values and being in the present moment. I am a certified in Acceptance Commitment Therapy however I utilize techniques from all different modalities. I believe the most important part of therapy is having a strong therapeutic relationship. If you feel I could help you along your journey, let's talk and start on your path. I look forward to meeting you! :)
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC006271
Very kind and caring person and professional
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Stephanie is great. She pushes me to come up with the answers and solutions I need for problems I have while not spoon feeding me "her opinion on how to handle it". She makes me come up with the answer i am most comfortable with and has really helped me to grow as an individual and conquer my biggest challenges.
Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Stephanie helped me in the past but I'm going through a life roadbump and she's helping me right now
Written on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Stephanie always makes me feel heard and is so genuine in the advice she gives. Previous counselors I had before coming to Better Help made me feel like they were just outlining generic advice, where Stephanie always talks about me specifically, who I am, and my specific situation. She has taken the time to get to know me and what I value and helps to center me back on those personal goals. She is a huge reason why I am in the good mental place that I am today. Most importantly, I love the strategies that she gives me to navigate every day situations that I find challenging. We've been working together over a year and I'm so grateful for the growth she has helped me achieve.
Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 5 months
Stephanie has been a great therapist for me. She's great at listening and offering options for how to deal with my problems and is just a really warm and friendly person and fun to talk to in general. I highly recommend Stephanie, especially if you're new to therapy like me - she'll hold your hand but also give you the tough truths you need to hear. Thanks so much!
Written on Feb 03, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I am extremely pleased with the progress I have made in my life, as a result of talking with Stephanie on a weekly basis, and texting with her over the past year! Well worth it!!!
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning addictions