Hello! My name is Stephanie Nielsen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in the mental health and social work fields. I am a mental health clinician with a lot of different passions, and one thing that I am most passionate about is supporting other people. Mental health is fragile and requires an artistic balance of sorts to care for it. One of my favorite quotes from Brene Brown which highlights this balance is, "Don't shrink. Don't puff up. Just stand your sacred ground." My sincere hope is to support and empower my clients in finding the balance they need to move forward towards their life pursuits.
My experience is in abuse/trauma, grief/loss, complex family systems, anxiety and depression, religious transitions, LGBTQ+ dynamics, and mindfulness/spirituality. With that being stated, there are many other aspects of life that I can be a support in due to my wide variety of professional experience. Please reach out if you are ready to find the balance that you are looking for. Best wishes!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW 21598
UT LCSW 8813544-3501
I was worried id end up with somebody I didn't click with but I lucked out. I look forward to my sessions with Stephanie. It's as easy as talking to a friend. Thanks so much for your support!
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Stephanie is warm, friendly, understanding, knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues
Stephanie is incredibly kind and caring and professional. I’ve searched for years for someone I trust and I’ve found that in Stephanie.
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She’s like talking to a friend, so easy going and really makes it an enjoyable experience
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have had a few counselors and therapists in the past, but Stephanie outshines them all. She doesn’t come across as clinical and stiff. She is easy to talk to, easy to understand, and reads the situation well. You can tell she loves what she does, AND she’s good at it. I even had a panic attack during a session that she helped me through perfectly. That built a lot of trust that she has only built upon. I feel cared for and safe during our appointments, but not in a stagnant way. She is knowledgeable in the right ways to challenge clients. I’m finally seeing results I used to dream of. I’m glad I tried therapy again and didn’t give up. I simply wasn’t with the right therapist until now.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is so attentive to my needs in a professional and sound manner. She is my first therapist and the best I could have been paired with!
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue