I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CT with 18 years of experience in the mental health field. My area of expertise has been with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, grief , self esteem, and family & relationship issues. This has been through my work providing individual, family, couples and group therapy with the adult population in both a clinic and a private practice setting. I believe that creating a safe environment for my client and developing a caring relationship is critical to a successful therapy. My style of counseling is non-judgmental, compassionate and providing an open and therapeutic one. My counseling approach is solution focused, strength based, cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy.
I also enjoy spending time with my family & friends, swimming, yoga, listening to all types of music and enjoy watching the latest Netflix shows/movies.
Change is possible and you do not have to do it alone. I look forward for the opportunity to collaborate and support you in your therapeutic journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CT LPC 1743
Only a few sessions, but a great listener, understanding, and down to earth person with a good grasp on life. I feel like I am talking to a relatable human being with a lot of wisdom to share, not some distant therapist “sitting” across from me, analyzing my every word. She really cares about the people she works with, and will always try to let you know why she is rescheduling if she has to. 5 stars
Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Stephanie has always been honest, kind and supportive towards me. I don’t know where I’d be without her. Thank you Stephanie :)
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
I have enjoyed my 2 sessions with Stephanie thus far.
Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
She’s sweet and understanding, but gives the same advice a far friend can give. What I was looking for was some direction and honest feedback about me personally, and not tips and advices about things already do regularly.
Written on Sep 24, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
I love working with Stephanie. She flexes her schedule to accomodate. She acknowledges and responds to written messages in a timely manner, always listens and when necessary puts things in perspective by offering simple solutions/options. I also like the feeling that she is "always there".
Written on Oct 27, 2019 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I met Stephanie when I was going through a tough time in my life. She helped me by keeping me on track and helping me move forward though all of life's ups and downs. She was caring, compassionate, and always willing to listen. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Written on Oct 18, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties