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 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 great. I’m currently going through some things and talking to her levels me out and sometimes makes me realize everything going on in my head is normal and I don’t feel as alone as I think I am.
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.