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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
IL LCPC 180.011046
Stephanie is amazing. She helps me navigate the ups and downs of life with consistent compassion and care. I'm so grateful to have her as my therapist.
Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
I am thankful for the compassion and understanding that Stephanie has shown me in the past year as I struggled to unlearn negative thought patterns and rebuild my life after hardships.
Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I really feel like Stephanie is always there whenever I need somebody. I am very grateful for the connection that I have with her!
Written on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Amazing and understanding
Written on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Written on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Stephanie has been amazing thus far. She has made it easy to communicate with our varying schedules. She takes the time to put together a constructive response and add new information. I am very satisfied with her work!
Written on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue