I hold a BSW and MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Drawing upon extensive experience with at-risk youth, individuals, and families in crisis and those facing situational challenges, I provides individual, family, and couple’s therapy. I am also involved in my community through my church, professional, and international organizations.
As a professional with over nearly two decades of training in multiple specialty areas with mandated and non-mandated clients, I bring practical life experience to my view of the world. Seeking support is a powerful step toward your journey to a more fulfilling life. My desire is to help you feel more powerful, find peace, become more self-aware, and become your best self. I utilize cognitive-behavior therapy, family systems therapy, family stress models, and solution-focused therapy as appropriate.
At times, we are able to manage and maintain our lives through the challenges it brings but at other times, we need some additional support. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you identify and use your strengths to facilitate your goals for growth and change.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Infidelity, Money and Financial Issues, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C012758
VA LCSW 0904007634
I started seeing Stef at a very low point in my life. Two and a half years later, I am so thankful for her compassion and all the skills she taught me. She helped me to rebuild my self-confidence and pushed me exactly when I needed it. I feel so much more equipped to deal with setbacks and complicated relationships. Thank you Stef!
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Stef for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Stef really helped me through a difficult time. She helped me to see how unhealthy my relationship was and encouraged me to prioritize my own mental health. I will always be grateful for her advice, her patience and willingness to hear me out. She never made me feel stupid and never belittled my emotions. She was respectful and easy to talk to. I am very grateful for her.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Stef for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Stef Gore is the best! She listens, she is adaptable to your needs and she helps you work through your situation. I don't want to share her, I would rather keep her all to myself, but her professionalism is top tier and I would recommend her to anyone! Thanks, Stef for all of your support!
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Stef for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, and grief
I love steph. She is so real and blunt. I feel as if she understands me, and we have only spoken a few times. I can tell that seeing her is making a difference in my life. I made the right choice!
Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Stef for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Stef is amazingly wonderful. Her advice and training are the tools I need to live a happier and healthier life.
Written on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Stef for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I love Stef Gore!! It is hard to find a counselor who really clicks with you but she and I clicked!! She truly listens and gave me advice and hope for a better future with a current situation I am going through right now. Anytime I was in the moment, I would immediately message her and she'll help me through the process.
Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Stef for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd