I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Alabama with over sixteen years of experience working as a counselor for a wide range of concerns. I have worked with individuals and families dealing with anxiety, child related specific issues, relationship issues, couple issues, parenting problems, trauma and many other issues. I always approach every individual and situation from a trauma informed lens when counseling.
My counseling style is warm and engaging. I believe it is important to treat everyone with respect. One of the main ways I show respect is by really listening to hear your story. I also use a strength-based approach utilizing the individual’s strengths to overcome the challenges they may face. The main counseling approach I use is a cognitive-behavioral therapy counseling approach. I incorporate many other styles based on the client's needs.
Thank you for taking the step toward health and healing through counseling. It isn’t easy to begin this journey, but you have taken the brave first step that will bring positive change in your life. I look forward to working to support you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LMFT L461
Stephanie was very supportive during a major transition in my relationship. She helped me to work through a number of issues and gave me tools to help move forward. After a couple of negative experiences with other counsellors, Stephanie really helped me to see the value in therapy.
Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning addictions
Written on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts
I have not had very good luck with therapist in the past and almost gave up a few times and then Stephanie came into my life!! She has helped me grow so much and I am so thankful for how much she has helped me this far!! I would recommend her to anybody she definitely knows her stuff!!
Written on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is wonderful. She is understanding, caring, and gives me recommendations on how to solve the problems I am currently facing.
Written on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Stephanie is very knowledgeable and helpful. Already just one session helped so much.
Written on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have only had one session so far, but I feel as though Stephanie Garrett is pushing me in the right direction. I came to better help for someone to help guide me on my journey of self growth and I think that together we can solve a lot of my issues.
Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd