Welcome! My name is Stephanie Harris and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Vermont, but currently living in Chicago. I am happy to help you with whatever you are facing in life right now. I take a very Person-Centered approach to counseling. I believe you know yourself better than anyone else and ultimately know what is best for you. It would be my job as your therapist to help you discover what that is. I would also like to help you recognize your strengths and build your confidence. Together, we can work towards getting the things you want out of life and living with meaning, fulfillment, and joy.
I work with individual adults and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, abuse, addiction, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and more. I have specialized training in helping people recover from trauma. In addition to using talk therapy, I am also an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, which can help people form new, more healing interpretations about their traumatic memories. Trauma can have a profound effect on how people view the world and relate to others, which is why a trauma-informed approach to treatment can be very helpful. I will help people heal from their painful and distressing experiences so they are able to feel more safe and secure in the world now.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. I have experience working in private practice, crisis centers, in-patient hospitals, employee assistance programs, community mental health centers, and primary care clinics. I have worked with adults, couples, people with developmental disabilities, survivors of sexual abuse, people of the Latinx population, couples with infertility issues, and people facing deportation. I believe these experiences have helped me find multiple ways to connect with others and help them reach their goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
LCPC #180.011046 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Only two sessions in, I feel like Stephanie is very supportive and actively listens to me in order help me. She understands cultural differences and is very accomodating.
Stephanie is kind and compassionate. I feel that her insights are valuable and I'm confident that she will help me accomplish my goals for my mental health.
Stephanie has been an immense help to me as I go through a difficult time. She has taken the time to work with me through issues and listens and offers solutions and ideas to continue working on through out the week.
She is awesome!
I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon Stephanie. I've had good and bad luck but she is perfect for me, non judgmental, open minded, funny and just super easy to talk too, she's intelligent and sticks to a schedule. Although I've just started, I'm looking forward to working with her long term. I'd highly recommend her
She's very thoughtful and gives you way more freedom to figure stuff out yourself all while still pointing out patterns and assisting with coping mechanisms. I am very happy with this therapist.
Stephanie is very understanding and supportive I feel very comfortable talking to her and feel like I’m not alone in what I’m going through.