Stephanie Gerard

LMHC

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience, the last 10 of which have been licensed in Florida. I also hold specialty certifications in substance abuse and trauma informed care. I have served a wide and diverse client base with various treatment concerns to include Anxiety, Depression, traumatic experiences, domestic violence, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, parenting challenges, and life coaching. My counseling style is non-judgmental and supportive. Everyone has intrinsic value and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. I strive to support each client in the pursuit of their identified goals, and to empower them to live their best possible lives. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH11042 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephanie Gerard. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.D. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Such an amazing, caring, and brilliant therapist

Written by C.H. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Stephanie makes me feel at ease. She is very kind, patient, and a terrific listener. She has given me wonderful advice and great breathing exercises. I enjoy receiving an email every day of helpful things to help me with my anxiety.

Written by S.C. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s amazing. A life changing therapist!

Written by J.U. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie has been there for me since the end of last summer when I was going through a heavy divorce. She has been a solid rock for me to gain insight and support and has helped me see things differently no matter what the situation.

Written by L.Y. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie is a great listener! I appreciate your guidance, advice, and support when I need it. I highly recommend her,

Written by D.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Great listener. Down to earth. Kind.

Written by D.I. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

The absolute best therapist you’ll ever have! So blessed I got matched with Stephanie. She makes you feel so comfortable with who you are. You can fully be yourself and know you aren’t being judged.

Written by L.A. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I cannot overstate how much of a difference Stephanie has made in my life and my overall well being. She is a truly professional and unbiased voice of reason who guides me to develop a better understanding of myself and my relationships. She also has a very kind way of reminding me to be gentle with myself because I tend to be too self critical.

Written by B.I. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Stephanie has been great so far this is my first time trying therapy and she has been so welcoming and attentive and helpful, can't recommend her enough

Written by C.H. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am very much pleased with the sessions that I've had with Stephanie so far. The concern is genuine and I am blessed to have been assigned such an amazing therapist during this process!

Written by J.U. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is the best!

Written by I.L. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

A great person. Wonderful listener. Great advice. Knows her stuff.

Written by T.I. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie is helpful with her insight and has so many resources. She has made my unbearable situation manageable. I appreciate her help and insight!

Written by D.A. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

My experience with Better Help and more specifically, Stephanie Gerard, has been amazing. From the first session, she has given helpful tools to help control and quell my anxiety. Her insights are always useful. I cannot say enough good things of how she has helped me through some distressing times.

Written by A.K. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steph has helped me find me. As I go about my day, or have conversations with others, I ask myself (and sometimes then) what would Steph say or better yet since I’ve learned so much I say well Steph would say.. and that helps a LOT! I’ll always be grateful to Steph and her guidance.

Written by A.M. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie has been amazing! All of her resources have really helped and I can’t wait to see how far I come with my healing.

Written by A.N. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

I love how respectful and nice she is. She gives great coping mechanisms.

Written by J.E. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and family conflicts

I enjoy how she listens to me and gives me her best opinion on my concerns! She is a breath of fresh air

Written by B.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I love her, she’s the best. Understanding and compassionate!

Written by K.E. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Since First session Stephanie has actively listened, responded quickly to questions, offers support 3x per week w/a message that contains quotes, journal prompts and affirmations. She also shares resources like journal articles or breathing techniques to help you use the tools you gain during the 1:1 sessions. I’ve nicknamed her my “spiritual chef” bc she gives me ingredients so I can create and live my best life.

Written by W.I. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Stephanie is amazing and has been very helpful! She has great ideas and simple suggestions that make life a whole lot easier. I’m not a big talker but find it easy to carry on a conversation with here and work on the things that are bothering me.

Written by N.I. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

I strongly recommend Stephanie Gerald as as my counselor she is helping me get through my issues through different ways and offering different options to help and work through things. I am grateful for her help.

Written by D.E. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has a kind, soft, non-judgmental disposition. From the very first meeting, it was like I was talking to a friend that cared. Conversations are honest, eye-opening, but not overwhelming. When I had the thought of coming to therapy, this is exactly what kind of help I had in mind.

Written by K.I. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I am so grateful for Stephanie, I feel like talking with an old friend or family member. She is very intuitive in picking on what is really beneath the surface and guide me thru different options for me to chose and make my choice that are realistic for me to achieve. Thank You so Much Stephanie!

Written by N.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Having someone affirm and validate you is refreshing in this day and age, and she doesn’t make you feel babied but she also helps you see several perspectives

Written by G.I. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Great listener!

Written by C.A. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Steph is wonderful. I love her style and quickly felt a connection to her. It is like talking to a long- time friend who has expertise to guide you with your thoughts and perceptions to a greater self awareness. I feel very supported.

Written by J.U. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Amazing person. Grateful to have her as a therapist. Very wise and understanding

Written by Z.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

I highly recommend Stephanie as a therapist. She is sharp, caring and attentive. I've met with her 3 times so far and come away from each session more and more impressed. I have worked with other therapists in the past and find Stephanie's approach to be more practical and helpful than what I have experienced elsewhere.

Written by T.A. on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Throughout my time on BetterHelp, I have been through 9 counselors trying to find one that met my needs and that showed compassion, empathy, and love. Stephanie has not only been a listening ear, but a facilitator to help me walk through life by teaching me how to trust myself. I cannot talk highly enough of Stephanie. She has helped me to dig deep to uncover the root cause behind each scenario and gave me tools to cope with them. I am so entirely grateful to have Stephanie in my life.

Written by M.A. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Stephanie is the perfect counselor I feel like we know each other a long time ago 100% recommended

Written by L.I. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Stephanie has been of great help. She has provided with practical tools to help me throughout my day to day life. I am extremely grateful for her services.

Written by M.I. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Stephanie is a true guardian angel that has walked hand-in-hand with me on such an impactful emotional and mental level. She has taught me to make sense of the chaos, see through the thick clouds, and trust the vision I have for myself and my future. She is an advocate, an asset, and the perfect person to have on your team. I love what Stephanie has helped me with and there is no better person to help navigate through a storm with.

Written by M.A. on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Stephanie has been a great counselor. She has a knack for finding the one ray of sunshine in my life and ends every session with showing me where I didn’t screw up. That is an innate talent that can’t be taught. She is a good listener and can hear what I have a hard time saying. Nothing freaks her- she stays professional and on target to help.

Written by H.O. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

In the short time that I have been talking with her she has been incredibly helpful and insightful. I could not recommend her more. My family went through a hard time recently and I was able to reach out to her and she offered amazing support. 10 out of 10 would recommend!!!

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