Stephanie Chupein

(M.Ed., LCMFT)

About Me

It is my sincere belief that we all grow and change within the context of our relationships. Giving and experiencing love is our highest purpose in life. Relationships give us the opportunity to grow into the person we are meant to be.

I specialize in working with individuals from a family systems perspective. I see a broad spectrum of clients with relationship issues, sexual issues, sex and love addiction, trauma and abuse, as well as anxiety and depression. I believe that a whole person approach is important.

With a practical, interactive, and compassionate approach to therapy, I strive to provide empathy, support and honest feedback to help you resolve current problems and change long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, depending on what will be most helpful to you. My ultimate goal is to help you build on your strengths so that you may achieve satisfaction in your life.

With over 20 years of experience, I maintain a license in Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, Approved Supervisor Status with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and am a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

I appreciate the opportunity to work with you.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT218 (Expires: 2019-01-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 18, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Stephanie is my second counselor on BetterHelp. I believe finding a counselor is sort of like shopping for clothes(you have to find the right fit). Stephanie is engaging, sensitive and is able to advise on difficult subjects in a positive, productive way.

Written by E.R. on Aug 31, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Stephanie is a great therapist. Her warmth and expertise translate clearly though our correspondences. She is easy to communicate with.

Written by D.A. on Jun 27, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and intimacy-related

Stephanie is great at what she does. During my sessions with her, she's attentive and attuned, she asks great questions that really enable me see new perspectives, and she offers powerful insights, helpful suggestions, and points me to excellent resources. Stephanie has gone above and beyond for me on multiple occasions, and my time with her has really helped me grow.

Written by J.A. on Jun 18, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Stephanie was able to cut to the chase quickly and provided excellent advice.

Written by C.O. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

Stephanie and I have only worked together for a short time but already I feel 100% supported. She makes me feel like my feelings are worth exploring and she exudes kindness and patience through her communication.

Written by J.E. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, parenting, and self esteem

Stephanie is wonderful. She’s honest and unbiased. She helps me address things and makes me handle things honestly with my self. I am grateful for her.

Written by M.A. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family, parenting, and anger

She has been extremely supportive in helping me sort through this family matter. I can count on her to reply with resources that provide me better ways of getting through or communicating.

Written by C.L. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Stephanie was easy to speak with and her expertise came through. I thought she was competent and compassionate. Thanks, Stephanie.

Written by D.E. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie has been very insightful and really seems to read me well. Her counsel has been enlightening me in my own self-understanding.

Written by M.I. on Apr 12, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related

Responsive and get a real sense that she cares about me and wants to help

Written by B.A. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

She was very helpful and gave me some tools to help solve my problem.

Written by T.A. on Mar 28, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Stephanie was there for me during the most difficult time and helped me to cope. I will highly recommend her! She is amazing, supportive and offers a brilliant perspective on the situation.

Written by M.I. on Mar 22, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and anger

Stephanie has helped me tremendously through my anxiety and other mental health issues. She is caring, understanding, and offers valuable resources. I’m so lucky to have her expertise in my life! Thank you!

Written by T.R. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie answers my questions quickly and seems to review carefully my posts.

Written by N.I. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and eating

Stephanie takes time to listen to what I have to say. She adjusts her approach as I become more aware of what is truly bothering me.

Written by L.O. on Jun 26, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

My work with Stephanie has been very helpful. She's a great listener and offered helpful suggestions.

Written by N.A on Apr 24, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning family, eating, and self esteem

Stephanie has been fantastic in helping me to work through some family issues. She is very consistent with her helpful responses and even recommended some further reading which has been incredibly useful and something that I can continue to refer to and explore. I was a bit apprehensive about online counselling but after working with Stephanie, I would have no reservations in recommending her and the service.

Written by M.I on Apr 12, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Stephanie has helped me a lot in on of the most roughest period of my life. She asks the right questions without judging and gives you the feeling you can tell her everything. I was lucky to be linked/matched to her in the first place. And if I ever need counseling again, I will most definitely ask to be linked to Stephanie again.

Written by R.I on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Very helpful. If I get stuck again I would ask for her personally.

Written by M.E on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning family, and parenting

Stephanie has been helping me for 3 months now and I am grateful I found her on Betterhelp. I live in Turkey, my family and close friends are abroad and getting psychological support here in English and it is not easy and very expensive.
When I discovered Betterhelp I really liked the idea of a monthly payment for unlimited messages.
Sometimes, when I go through a difficult time or challenges, I write to Stephanie every day and she replies once a day. This reassures me, makes me feel emotionally supported and helps me to overcome issues much better then I used to.
Sometimes I don't write for 2 weeks and she checks on me.
Thank you Stephanie for being there!

Written by J.O on Dec 28, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Stephanie has always been able to give very helpful feedback which removes a great deal of some of the stubbornly resistant problems I have been experiencing. I always look forward to receiving her next email response to the problem I have just presented to her.

Written by M.A on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning grief

I like Stephanie. She is prompt and to the point. I have worked with her on long term issues as well as short term. I have found her incredibly helpful and often insightful in both cases.

Written by P.E on Sep 30, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Stephanie has been very helpful, compassionate and caring. She is punctual in her replies and connects me to resources that improve my quality of life. Thank you so much Stephanie!

Written by L.Y on Aug 05, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and depression

For my first time with counseling I couldn't have gotten a better person. Stephanie is amazing.

Written by K.E on Jul 11, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and career

Stephanie has provided tangible thought patterns/actions I use to help deal with my anxiety. Thank you!

Written by N.A on Jun 02, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger, and depression

My therapy sessions with Stephanie have helped me to work on dealing with some personal issues that I wasn't able to resolve in face to face sessions that I have had in the past. The ability to interact with her at any time is comforting in my healing process.

Written by K.A on Nov 12, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 days on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

I had an issue with my partner who cheated on me and had been dealing with the issue on my own for almost a year. I really considered getting professional therapy for this and found it was too expensive for me then came across this (Betterhelp) way is so much more affordable and efficient for me. In just a few days, Stephanie has helped me deal with my issues of my relationship. I would like to really thank Stephanie for her time and professional advice, she replies immediately as if your texting a friend. I might have heard some of the advice from friends, forums or articles I read but it does not compare to hearing from a professional catered specifically to your needs. She put the official stamp on things. Stephanie has helped me in such a big way you have no idea, for now I feel like I can take on this relationship in a new light, I've had a few aha moments (Oprah). I will definitely keep this app and she will be my go to person for anymore relationship advice and will definitely recommend to all of my friends

Written by L.O on Oct 21, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and depression

Stephanie has been a great help! She is friendly and non judgmental. She speaks with kindness and with practical advice and seems to genuinely care about my well being.

Written by M.A on Aug 06, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks

I am happy to have found a way to voice my concerns through the BetterHelp app. At the same time I have an experienced, concerned and wise counselor to advice me on how to deal with my personal problems. Ms. Stephanie Chupein is understanding, professional and a great advisor who takes her time to come up with useful solutions. I enjoy and look forward to her messages.
Thank you,
M.A.F.

Written by B.I on Jul 10, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

She has been a great help. she has helped me not only to understand my wife, but how to work with her.

Written by R.E on Jun 27, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating

This has been such a convenient and helpful tool with Stephanie to help crack open some very difficult things I am dealing with and am really surprised how effective it's been. She has been quick to respond, extremely insightful, and have made more strides in a shorter amount of time than I have had in any other counseling setting to date. I would recommend her for a variety of issues, and appreciate the fact she cares and sees more deeply into the issues that I have been able to with a high level of wisdom.

Written by C.H on Jun 24, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and trauma and abuse

The therapist that I worked with was Stephanie Chupein and she was very helpful.
I am better at writing about the daily things that are happening in my life, how I'm feeling, and what the basic issue is.

Stephanie was always there to respond back to me and if she was going to be away for any period of time she let me know.
She was attentive and was able to see what seemed or might be going on behind what I typed to her.

Face to face therapy is great, but at this time it just wasn't in my budget (thank you BetterHelp for working with me) and was needing to talk to someone with professional experience. She was very helpful recommending books and videos and I was reminded just how important self care is. The biggest thing I took away from this experience was that the daily journaling of events, feelings and facts is very important it is to our mental health to share these things.

Thank you very much!!

Written by M.E on May 13, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and depression

Stephanie has been very kind, perceptive, and responsive to my issues, and seems very well-versed in some issues that most counselors aren't familiar with (cult exit counseling). She has been a pleasure to work with so far!

Written by M.E on Apr 05, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks

Stephanie has been wonderful. She makes this process almost like talking to a friend. She has a very non judgmental attitude and is so compassionate. For the first time, I feel I have someone to turn to for actual trusted advice. I'm still a work in progress, but her help has given me hope and direction, which is something I really needed.