Hi there! Kudos to you for reaching out for support! I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri, with over 12 years of experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I got my BSW from Oakland University and my MSW from Wayne State University. I spent 10 years as a medical social worker in a hospital setting. I also volunteered for hospice. I have been working as a telehealth therapist and home health medical social worker for the past 3 years. My experiences include issues relating to grief and loss, adjusting to illness, life changes, family/relationship conflict, stress and anxiety, self-esteem, and addiction. I am an eclectic therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I'm here to teach you coping skills to help you help yourself. Together we will explore your past experiences and analyze your thoughts to help you get to know yourself as much as possible. I will be your nonjudgmental cheerleader on your journey of overcoming personal challenges and reaching goals!
When I'm not working, I love reading, traveling, listening to music, doing karate, gardening, playing with my french bulldogs, and watching movies. YOLO is my personal motto!
I applaud you for reaching out for support! I look forward to getting to know you and helping you live your best life :)
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801093151
MO LCSW 2020010894
Stephanie is helpful and knowledgeable. She was very understanding and caring while I was processing a life change.
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Stephanie is always responsive. She listens thoughtfully and provides actionable solutions that have made my life (and my anxiety) so much easier to manage. I would highly recommend her to anyone else who is looking for a therapist who can offer anxiety management / CBT methods.
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Stephanie is part of my main support system and has been for three years. I couldn’t get through my anxiety without her guidance!
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Stephanie has been amazingly helpful for me. I was not sure I wanted to start therapy - I knew it would be helpful but I have had trouble finding the best fit. Stephanie immediately made me comfortable and I never feel judged or scared to be honest and open with her. She genuinely cares about what I’m saying and is very cognizant of how to deliver her advice in the best manner. I recommend!
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Stephanie Peterson is a great listener a great speaker and understands what my problems are and what it may take to resolve my issues. I couldn't have asked for a better therapist so thank you.
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Stephanie is an amazing and highly skilled therapist. She has helped me tremendously with my grief, anxiety, stress, and family relationships. She always provided me with excellent resources and kept me focused on my goals. Stephanie was always attentive, prompt, and, most of all, kind. I could not have asked or hoped for a better therapist. Thank you, Stephanie.
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue