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: 2021-03-31)
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.