I am licensed in New Mexico with 5 years of professional work experience helping my clients discover and leverage their strengths while addressing identified challenges. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, parenting, career and education challenges, coping with life changes, and life coaching.
My passion is helping others recognize and reach their potential. For the last 30 years, I have done that through my work in education. However, since earning my Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, I have been working in my rural community to provide much-needed mental health services.
I was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania...if you've never had the pleasure of visiting the area, watch the movie Witness with Harrison Ford. Quite a bit of it was shot in my hometown. Of course, like many people, I did not appreciate the uniqueness of my upbringing while growing up there. As a military wife, I have lived in quite a few places across the country and do my best to bloom wherever I am planted!
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I take an eclectic approach to counseling--getting to know my clients and meeting them where they are. Then, drawing from multiple therapy approaches, we collaboratively develop a plan to meet those needs.
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. If you are ready, I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, 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), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CTB-2023-0339
Dr. Ferguson does a very good job listening, and has allowed me to come to some realizations of what I am going through and how to resolve them, without telling me exactly what to decide or to do , which i appreciate.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
The therapist I was matched with is really great she is an amazing listener and her abilities to dissect problems and solve them is impeccable, so glad I chose BetterHelp!
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Ferguson is a great listener in a professional way. She gives constructive thoughts during the session and always sends me very helpful articles to read afterwards. She is very loving person.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Ferguson is awesome!!! She has a sense of humor, she listens to me, she has me think about things, I've never thought about!!
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
High recommend Dr.Ferguson. She’s very knowledgeable and makes me feel heard, understood and leaving each session more confident! I’ve had a few therapist however, she is one I plan to keep because of the productive work she has me doing!
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr Ferguson has helped me tremendously with my issues. She is understanding and knowledgeable, kind and listens very well. I have been blessed to have her by my side during one of the most difficult times in my life. I reccomend her to anyone who is in need of someone who truly cares.
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes