I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in mental health for about 5 years. I am certified in Trauma Counseling and as a Grief Support Specialist. I have experience helping people with a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, grief, and other trauma-related issues. I practice from a client-centered approach, meaning that I believe YOU are the expert about yourself, and I believe we can work best together as a team. I am skilled in cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness techniques, and providing resources/referrals. I am trained in trauma-reprocessing therapies. I have included animal-assisted therapy in my previous work. I approach people with a non-judgmental attitude and a curiosity that creates a space where they can feel comfortable with me.
It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I am very glad you did! I think it is important for you to be involved in decisions regarding your treatment, and it is important to set goals that are realistic and relevant to you. I believe my role is to help you by providing resources and guidance. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you find ways to live your best life now!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #8846 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
I believe Stephanie is an exceptional counselor, I was unsure at first; but after the 1st live chat, I knew that she would be an incredible counselor to anybody that needs her guidance in the required field that she serves - I might actually refer to my friend that lives in the same area, cause they have gone through something similar to myself.
I have struggled for some time with counselling as I don't like burdening people with my problems. Somehow my counselor Stephanie Collins made me feel at ease straight away, and reassured me that I was not wasting her time. She thanks me for sharing details with her and is very patient when it takes me a while or I find it difficult to talk about something . Somehow I found I immediately trusted her. She is very knowledgeable and helpful and I highly highly recommend.