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Stephanie Donley, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW) and have worked in multiple settings, advocating, coaching and providing guidance for individuals with concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, isolation/loneliness, grief, loss, bereavement, end of life / hospice, compassion fatigue, forgiveness, self care, self esteem, life purpose and coping with life changes. I have worked with individuals at different stages of Cancer survivorship and end of life.
I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful and safe. My communication style is warm, kind and engaging. I do not believe in using stigmatizing labels. Although I am not an expert in LBGTQ+ issues/experience yet, I am educated and my practice approach is LBGTQ+ affirming, respectfully.
My therapeutic approach is solution focused, client centered and strength based drawing heavily from cognitive behavioral and humanistic therapies. I believe human beings have the amazing capacity to self heal, inspire, empower, learn from others but most vastly learn from our own struggles, challenges and triumphs. Therapy is a process that can help you discover the lesson or silver lining your problem has presented to you. Therapy can also help you discover new and better ways of thinking and coping with challenges you face.
Each of us has unique gifts that if discovered and embraced can help guide us to a more peaceful, joyful and fulfilling life. I applaud you in reaching out and taking the first steps toward seeking a happier life.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MI LMSW 6801097868

Reviews

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Very considerate, good listener, attentive and good guidance.

Written on Jun 21, 2024 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Really like working with Stephanie. Very kind and supportive, but also pushes appropriately in a way that really helps.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Stephanie is very responsive and wants her clients to get the most out of the time spent with her.

Written on May 03, 2024 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Stephanie is the first therapist I've had that actively helps me understand my emotions, she doesn't focus on just one tid bit of information. It seems like she would rather dig deep and find the root cause rather than slapping a bandaid on it and calling it fixed. She has helped me start gaining a sense of self in some of my darkest times.

Written on Apr 27, 2024 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie is great and has great insight and support.

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is an amazing therapist and a wonderful person to work with. I highly recommend her because she made me comfortable with therapy again and i could never thank her enough.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd