"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brené Brown
At one time or another, we all go through difficult and painful times of struggles, challenges, darkness, more questions than answers, loneliness. For some it looks like depression and/or anxiety. For others, it presents itself through an eating disorder, substance abuse or other type of addiction. Some people retreat inward and isolate, believing no one would understand them if they tried to explain how they feel, or they get stuck in believing they would be judged if they shared their deepest thoughts and feelings.
I am here to walk the journey towards healing with you. My clients have described feeling the atmosphere and energy of our sessions as safe, nonjudgmental and that they feel a genuine sense of me caring about them as an individual. I am humbled and grateful that my clients experience this, as this is exactly the message that truly comes from my heart. It is the reason I work in the field. It is my passion, and it helps me fulfill my sense of purpose in life. My hope is that as we walk together on your road to recovery and healing, you will have the freedom to explore what your struggles are and where they come from, and I will help you understand patterns of thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and relationships that are keeping you stuck in pain. I believe this process will leave you feeling empowered to live your best life.
My primary specialties are mood disorders, trauma, women’s issues, family of origin issues and current family relationship concerns. My primary modalities are CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic, and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 23078
Stephanie is absolutely incredible. This was my first experience in therapy working through a lot of difficulties. I have 2 little kids, am a teacher, and am working in my master degree so time is tight. She is always flexible to meet and works with my schedule and needs! Thanks for all you do Stephanie!
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Stephanie is an amazing human being and therapist!! I really am glad that my first experience with therapy is with her!
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Absolutely love Stephanie! I feel comfortable talking to her about anything, she’s always willing to provide resources and extra session time, she’s very flexible with appointment times if you have a busy schedule, and she’s so down to earth and cares about what she does. She’s an amazing therapist!
Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Understanding, sweet, and easy to speak to
Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
This was my first time in therapy and Stephanie made it a wonderful start to my journey by being extremely kind, understanding as well as a great listener. Overall my sessions with her have been nothing but pleasant, she always responds to me in a timely manner and is extremely supportive as well as just an easy person to talk to in general. Overall my experience with Stephanie as my therapist has been nothing but positive and I look forward to continuing my mental health journey with her.
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Stephanie Rodgers is a great fit for me. I like how well she pays attentions. I am able to definitely speak openly and comfortably. She responds well in a timely manner and is understanding. I appreciate that about her. I am able tell her what I want to work on and she readily gets involved. She works with me, with the intent to help me. And I'm doing great. I'm enthusiastic, I'm definitely feeling better, and I'm working with her to work with me. That how it works, the magic. She gives me worksheets which I love and I'm enthusiastic about our future moving forward.
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with