Stephanie Lara

(LMHC)

About Me

Welcome,

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, individuals and families who struggled with depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse and addiction, trauma, domestic violence, parent-child relationships, communication problems, eating disorders, grief and loss, personality disorders and so much more. I am also certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a Lead Analyst working with children and teens, along with their families in the home, community and school, to address concerns related to their child's diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. In my work with clients, I like to use several therapeutic techniques, including some leading psychological modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Art and Play Therapy as well as Applied Behavior Analysis, to ensure that your concerns are always addressed in a way that is most effective for you.

My role as your counselor is to guide you to become the best version of yourself. Healing requires determination, dedication, passion, and empathy and you will find all those within yourself once we begin to work together. As a counselor, I believe you are taking the right step towards a more fulfilling life. You are always welcome to message me anytime through BetterHelp. I am here to help you through this journey.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMHC #MH 18111 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.I. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve had an excellent experience working with Stephanie so far! She’s super relatable and I have no issues opening up to her , highly recommend

Written by J.O. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Stephanie has been very supportive in giving me opportunities to work through issues and develop tools to turn negative thought patterns into positive ones dealing with my challenges.

Written by E.R. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Stephanie is always been a great supportive counselor. She listens to my concerns and replies in a timely manner every time that I have a problem or I feel the urge to express my feelings. She’s also very patient since it’s my first time using Online Counseling. I couldn’t thank her more.