Stephanie Locascio

LCPC
Therapist Stephanie  Locascio  Photo

About Me

My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the state of IL. I reside in Los Angeles, but originally from Chicago. I have been a professional counselor for twelve years and I can truly say this profession has chosen me! Working in the community setting and on this platform has provided me with a diverse skillset and expertise and countless meaningful therapeutic relationships :) My areas of specialty are navigating through life changes/transitions, relationship difficulties and transitions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and identity exploration.

My therapeutic style is led with compassion, understanding, and empathy. My approach is both art and science, I am both fluid and structured. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for the depth of personal healing and growth that occurs in the therapy process. It is not my job to fix or save you, however it is my job to be authentic and hold safe space for you to be authentic. I am open to exploring the past, however I primarily aim to work in the here and now. Increased self-awareness, self-love, and greater agency over your own life are therapeutic goals I always have in mind when working with individuals.

The most important relationship you will ever encounter is the one you have with yourself, this sets the foundation for how you relate to others and to life itself. I am privileged to meet you and look forward to being on this journey with you! :)


~Stephanie, LCPC


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180008606 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephanie Locascio . We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.O. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I just started my therapy with Stephanie again can't recall of all the finer details and I do remember writing a very strong recommendation of all the amazing and fine details she knows how to provide/notice.

I have only amazing things to say about Stephanie and I am glad to know that any time now that I might need therapeutical support, I know i can count on her.

Written by M.O. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and adhd

Stephanie is an excellent therapist. She’s an incredible listener, asks very thoughtful questions and gives really good insight into topics and stories that I’ve shared. I can tell she is really taking everything in that I share and I feel very comfortable and respected by her. I’m very glad to have found her and genuinely look forward to every session I have with her! 15/10 I can’t say enough amazing things about her

Written by H.A. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Stephanie is the best counselor I have ever had (been to over 5 at this point in my life)! She's incredibly thoughtful and helpful. So stoked I get to work with her!

Written by A.D. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have greatly benefited from my sessions with Stephanie. She is intelligent, friendly, grounding, and caring.

Written by D.W. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

I enjoy the conversation and the way she uses the time to listen and provide feedback on the concerns that I present. Looking forward to additional sessions with Stephanie to explore more ideas about coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety.

Written by P.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Stephanie is amazing. She was the first therapist I’d ever spoken to, and she immediately put me at ease with the process. A year later, I can see growth. And I know I’ve got her as part of my support team, readily available.

Written by S.A. on Jan 14, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wonderful counselor! Not judgemental and really listens to me and makes me feel comfortable and open up!

Written by N.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

This was my first experience with online counselling and I only have great things to say. I think my experience with online counselling has been so amazing due to having a great Counsellor. Stephanie is able to understand me so well and has such a caring way to help me grow and thrive with my life goals. My Counsellor has become similar to a close friendship. I can share both my good days and bad days without any judgments. My Counsellor has been very supportive through my healing process and I am very thankful to have been connected through such an experienced Counsellor. Stephanie without a doubt has made the online counselling experience enjoyable. I recommend all my friends and family to better help and reference my Counsellor.

Written by B.R. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie has been compassionate, understanding, and firm with her intentions and her vision for my well being. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor. Not matter what I write or review, it will never equate to the appreciation I have for her. She has helped me emerge from a very dark place into a new place of better perspective, and kindness for myself especially.

If you have the pleasure of working with Stephanie I guarantee you will be well taken care of. I will always cherish what I have overcome with her help.

Written by S.U. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have been so thankful for the journey with Stephanie. Stephanie has been fantastic and would highly recommend engaging with her especially if you are someone who is new to counseling and/or slightly skeptical of counselling! My perception has completely altered and I am so thankful for the positive thought provoking sessions. At times it was challenging but in a great way to stimulate growth and I have always felt safe and trusting.
Stephanie has been patient, allowing me to grow and change my mindset in regards to allowing counselling to be a positive experience with a focus on growth and self care. Thank you so much Stephanie!!

Written by C.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Stephanie has been an amazing counselor for me. She is very patient, kind, and honest. It did not take long for me to build trust with her and feel fully comfortable opening up during our sessions. What I value most about having Stephanie as a counselor is that she has introduced me to several new tools, ways of thinking, and methods for creating new habits to help me be successful outside of therapy.

Written by R.O. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 7 months

Stephanie is an amazing therapist ! She leads with compassion and she's easy to talk to. She showed me that I can open up instead of shutting down and pushing other people away. I learned (and still learning) a lot of helpful tools to manage my anxiety. She calls me out and holds me accountable when I need to be and validates my experiences/emotions. I am extremely grateful to have her as my therapist !

Written by E.M. on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Stephanie was my therapist for over a year and she provided a safe space for me to talk through problems and emotions, validating me whilst also challenging me in order to make progress.

She gave me the freedom and responsibility to come up with solutions whilst guiding and supporting me to make positive changes in my life.

Joining the platform and being connected with Stephanie has significantly improved my wellbeing and was worthwhile investment in myself and my future. I hope our paths will cross again in the future!

Written by L.E. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have been working with Stephanie for about 2 months now and it has been an amazing experience. I had never gone through any kind of counseling before so did not really know what to expect. Stephanie made me feel comfortable from the very beginning, she is very kind and easy to talk to and really takes the time to get to know you and the reasons behind why you chose to start therapy.
Stephanie allowed me to lead the conversation if I wished but always added her thoughts and gave me a different perspective on how I was thinking. I struggled with understanding my thought patterns and she was able to take the information I had given her from my past and life, in order to give me a new outlook on how I process things and view the world.
I most definitely would recommend Stephanie as a counsellor to anyone, she has made a positive impact on my life and well being.
Thank you Stephanie, I look forward to getting to work together again :)

Written by M.E. on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I am very thankful to BetterHelp for having connected me with Stephanie! She not only listens to me without judgment and lets me just express everything my anxious and sometimes depressed brain needs to express, she also challenges and motivates me to keep working on moving forward. I've had therapists in the past who I felt were mostly just telling me what I wanted to hear, allowing me to stay within a certain comfort zone. But I feel Stephanie's honesty - always paired with lots of compassion and patience - has highlighted some things about my mental health that I had never considered before. With therapy it's inevitable that painful things may come up, but working with Stephanie makes me feel ready and empowered to face them.

Written by K.R. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem

Stephanie was a great counselor to work with. She helped me immensely dealing with anxiety, self esteem, and relationship issues. Stephanie helped me believe in myself and my inherent right to express and assert myself. I would definitely recommend Stephanie as a counselor.

Written by V.I. on Apr 24, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie has been absolutely wonderful. She is very attentive and always has a way of showing me a whole new perspective. Highly recommended.

Written by R.O. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Stephanie is incredibly insightful. Totally non-judgemental and so easy to talk with and to explore the different avenues of my mind and past. Thank You Stephanie. Thank you betterhelp.com for enabling everybody to connect with absolute professional and intelligent experienced counsellors.

Written by K.E. on Apr 06, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Stephanie attentively listens, actively helps me figure out the real issues and beliefs at hand, and gives me the tools to work through them. Gentle, kind, and easygoing, you can't help but open up to her.

Written by H.E. on Mar 31, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Stephanie has been extremely helpful and accepting of me. Her expertise has quickly helped me to work through issues and look at things from another perspective. She is caring and makes me feel comfortable in exploring private topics. Our sessions are very productive and I’m really happy with what she helps me to achieve.

Written by C.H. on Mar 27, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I’ve really enjoyed my counselling sessions so far and have been impressed with BetterHelp.

Written by B.R. on Feb 11, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie has been a great counsellor with a lot of good tools to help combat any irrational thoughts that can lead to anxiety/ depression. She is great and I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.U. on Jan 29, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie demonstrates a remarkable ability to keep a person grounded while going through their flightiest bouts of overthinking. She clearly has experience in addressing anxiety in all the forms it takes, and offering concrete solutions to abstract issues of worry, self-esteem, and negative habits to be corrected. During my time with Stephanie she has been an honest and firm counselor while maintaining a compassionate and nonjudgmental attitude. I have always felt safe opening up to her, and she very quickly deduced helpful exercises personalized to my own struggle. She makes sure you have clear goals and that your time together is productive, a therapist who makes sure you know where you are going while also acknowledging the place you are already in.

Written by T.A. on Nov 23, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Stephanie has helped me see things in my relationship from an objective perspective and I am thankful to her for allowing me to see how toxic a friendship was. I feel like Stephanie has eased a lot of my anxiety. I look forward to more sessions with Stephanie!

Written by L.A. on Nov 18, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Stefanie is a fantastic counselor. I can not recommend her enough

Written by J.U. on Nov 14, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Stephanie is great! She really listens to me & makes sure that I take ownership of the process. Highly recommend!

Written by M.A. on Oct 30, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I've found the time talking with Stephanie really very constructive. A great listener, she knows when to challenge and also when to leave space for me to 'vent'. We were confronting an issue that I found extremely hard to open up about; I'm not quite sure how but she gently encouraged me so I built confidence in addressing the issue openly and exploring aspects of life that have in the past been very hard to evaluate in an objective way. She has made a marked and positive difference to my life in the period we have worked together. Thank you!

Written by G.U. on Oct 29, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Stephanie has helped me unpack parts of my brain I've been avoiding for years. I'm experiencing personal growth and happiness thanks to her gentle questioning and insightful guidance.

Written by L.A. on Oct 28, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie is great! Personable, helpful and truly listens. I am enjoying my sessions far more than I have previous counseling due to feeling heard and trusting her completely. Heartily recommend.

Written by S.H. on Oct 08, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Stephanie is a fantastic counselor. She is very attentive and asks the most poignant questions in a gentle and encouraging way. She paces the sessions so well - I know the overall progress I have made has been gradual but I always feel a sense of real achievement, healing and understanding at the end of every session. I cannot thank her enough for her wisdom, support and guidance.

Written by A.B. on Sep 04, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Stephanie is doing an awesome job. I like her way of listening and trying to let me take the lead to explore my feelings.

Written by A.L. on Aug 20, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Stephanie managed to change the perspective I look into very quickly. She introduced how to change a circle of thoughts I have been stuck in after my loss. She improves my self confidence and self understanding. I find it amazing that it feels like she is there for me even though she is on the other side of the ocean. She also has a strong intuition and somehow is always there if things goes not well. I really started an amazing journey to become a more healthy, happier me with her guidance. I strongly recommend Stephanie to every woman who wants to find strength again.

Written by A.D. on Aug 17, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Stephanie is easy to talk to, is respectful, and non-judgmental. She is focused on resolving what can be controlled, which I found helpful.

Written by D.I. on Aug 10, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie is a great person to talk to. She's open and listens to everything I say. She's quick to laugh and always has something supportive to say when I feel down. I have been through a lot of therapists in my life and Stephanie is the best one I have ever had the pleasure of talking with.

Written by G.A. on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephanie has been a great addition to my life, since the moment we matched she has listened to me in such a careful way, she has been understanding and kind. Always validating my feelings, making me feel safe and comfortable. But she not only listens to me, she gives me tools to help me overcome whatever I’m feeling in the moment and helps find find goals to work on and get to my better self. I'm more than grateful to her and would strongly recommend.