Hello and Welcome! I appreciate your consideration in creating a therapeutic relationship. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and licensed clinical addictions specialist in North Carolina. I have been working in the mental health field as a licensed professional since February 2016. I have worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders as well as issues surrounding relationships and self-esteem.
My goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment, which may help foster growth in self-awareness and help you feel empowered in the therapeutic process. I believe for you to make lasting progress in therapy, it is important to establish a strong therapeutic relationship through genuine understanding, empathy and acceptance.
My counseling approach includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). CBT challenges your thinking patterns and how these can influence your emotions and behaviors. DBT guides you to develop mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills and emotional regulation skills.
My ideal client is someone who is motivated to make changes in themselves and committed to the therapy process. The outcome of treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in this process, which may, at times, result in some emotional discomfort. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring on strong feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, etc. I cannot promise that your behavior or circumstance will change. I can promise to support you and do my very best to understand you and help identify makes you better than you were yesterday.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
ME LCPC CC6750
NC LCMHC 12076
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Stephanie is a gem. She responded to my messages promptly and asked good questions to get me started on the therapy road.
Stephanie is absolutely amazing. Honestly, amazing doesn't even begin to describe it. She listens completely judge free, makes me feel heard and understood and she reminds me always that I'm not bad at anything! Just a work in progress as we all are. I couldn't be more grateful to have been matched and built a therapeutic relationship with her. Best decision I've ever made.
Stephanie has been a blessing in my life. She has been a wonderful support in every day struggles and in deeper more profound inner work which has changed my life. She is calm and open, seems mostly to know what you need her to say without any hints, and is just a kind, sweet spirit. I am so grateful she was assigned to me.
I am very happy and satisfied with the service and flexibility of my counselor and her willingness to help me at all times.
Stephanie is attentive and wonderful, and I appreciate her openness and willingness to listen and suggest ideas.