Hello. My name is Stephanie. I have been in healthcare and mental health for almost 30 years, 10 years in nursing, and 20 in counseling and therapy. I have been a high-risk labor and delivery nurse, a school district health director, an at-risk program developer, and a mental health counselor/therapist for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and special needs and their parents in diverse communities.
Although much of my experience has been working with young people and their families it has given me a broad understanding of people dealing with difficult issues and stressors in their lives. I am experienced in helping individuals with change, adjustment, esteem, anxiety, trauma, and depression, and parenting.
I am kind, gentle, empathic, positive, funny and a good listener.
I am also serious, thoughtful wholistic, client-centered, and solution-focused.
My goal as a therapist is to help you find solutions to the Issues (problems) that have brought you to counseling. I want to help guide you through the process of determining the relevant issues, your wants and needs, and identifying skills and techniques to build solutions that can continue to serve you through, not only the immediate problem, but throughout life as well.
My goal is to empower you through life's challenges, transitions ad growth.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0091811
Caring, thoughtful, would recommend her.
Written on Aug 31, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
She’s amazing. I always love connecting with her.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
She is very helpful in listening and communicating
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Stephanie has been great. She listens, offers empathy and advise to put into practice daily.
Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
My experience with Stephanie was very positive. She kept things light and managed to pinpoint some very helpful strategies that helped me get through a rough patch.
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders