My name is Stephanie and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the state of IL. After practicing professional counseling in a community setting in Chicago, for over ten years, I recently made the move to Los Angeles. Working in the community setting has provided me with a diverse skillset and countless meaningful therapeutic relationships and experiences. I work with women and men experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, and those who desire deeper meaning and connection in their lives.
My therapeutic style is led with warmth, compassion, intuition, empathy, and curiosity. I hold the therapeutic relationship in the highest regard and believe that it is primarily responsible for the depth of personal healing, acceptance, and growth that occurs in the therapy process. I am passionate about understanding the internal and external factors that affect how an individual experiences life. Ultimately, I am passionate about helping individuals lead their best lives, in the here and now.
The foundation of my therapeutic approach is person centered, holistic, and wellness- based. I lead with the approach, "Act how you want to think and feel," as I believe engaging in new experiences (behaviors), can greatly impact how we think and feel. I utilize CBT, DBT, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, and other creative techniques. I strive to meet an individual where they are at and tailor my approach and technique to an individual's present issue, personality, and goals. We will explore the patterns in your life that are unhelpful and work to create new patterns. Therapy creates the space to express oneself, face fears, and get constructive feedback, while providing a sense of safety and security. Therapy is something to be practiced everywhere.
Therapy can be challenging, but I also believe it can be fun. I am not here to change you, however the therapeutic relationship and process will change your life. If you are looking for an authentic, transformative experience, let's connect, and begin this journey!
I look forward to meeting you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
LCPC #180008606 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
I’ve really enjoyed my counselling sessions so far and have been impressed with BetterHelp.
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!
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.
Stephanie has been my counsellor for a few months now. I have found her practical, approachable and knowledgeable. She is very easy to work with and is very flexible in scheduling appointments. I have enjoyed opening up to her as she non-judgmental but very empathetic. I really appreciate her ability to understand things I explain without much context at times. She is able to pick up on verbal cues and provide support throughout the session. She has been a great counsellor as she does not tell you what to do but instead guides and empowers you to find your own path. I have found her to be very knowledgeable about many different issues and has provided great tools to refer to for help and guidance. I have been able to connect with her very quickly and have been progressing through my journey in a very confident way with her help and guidance. She is a great listener and very receptive to any feedback you may have. BetterHelp has been very helpful as this has been the most consistent way to connect to a counsellor for me in my busy schedule.
Besides being a very supportive friend and therapist, having my back, and being a ear to talk to. She really does help me strive for progress, no matter how difficult it may be for me. Her patience with talking about the same things over week after week is very comforting and also a push that I personally need.
I’m a man of repetition, and having a person offering different suggestions or just the same guidance I need to be reminded of where I can go, who I can be, takes unbelievable patience on her end while molding my mind into a strong a powerful tool for the future.
I am very happy that I have found Stephanie through Better Help. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
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!
Stefanie is a fantastic counselor. I can not recommend her enough
Stephanie is great! She really listens to me & makes sure that I take ownership of the process. Highly recommend!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Stephanie is someone that has a easy time at adjusting to my needs of the day and at the same time gives me the sense that she is always in check of what are the main concerns and she is sure to not lose track of it, surprisingly well, considering I'm a chatterbox and she gives me plenty of room to discuss what I have in mind.
Highly recommendable, neutral when she has to and I feel that I could be someone entirely different and she would still know how to provide the same sense of "yes this person knows what it is doing, yet it gives me space to do what I have to do, that I could not do somewhere else".
Stephanie is doing an awesome job. I like her way of listening and trying to let me take the lead to explore my feelings.
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.
Stephanie is easy to talk to, is respectful, and non-judgmental. She is focused on resolving what can be controlled, which I found helpful.
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.
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.