I have extensive experience working with diverse populations including children and adults, military and civilians, individuals with special needs, patients with traumatic brain injuries, domestic violence, retirees and veterans, and case management.
I served in the military and have experience in many settings, to include Deployment Case Manager, Emergency Room Social Worker, and Family Advocacy Social Worker providing care to clients that were in situations of domestic violence, sexual assault, exhibiting suicidal behavior, and drug using or seeking behavior as well as working with local agencies such as Child Protective Services, Homeless Shelters, Battered Women Shelters, Victims’ Advocates, Army Community Service personnel, other branches of the military, and also with professionals assigned to military bases and civilian agencies all around the world.
My counseling style is understanding and interactive. I believe in treating everyone in a respectful manner and with compassion. My approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, and reality therapy. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" treatment mentality, and will design a treatment plan that will address specific goals and needs.
To begin to implement changes in ones life can be scary. I am here to help help guide and motivate you during this process. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, 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), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C009460
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Stephanie is so easy to talk to and very understanding. She really listens, especially when I'm venting.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Steph is understanding and the best listener. She’s made me think about solutions to my problems, change my perspective for the better and also to help me figure out how to fulfill my needs and discover my wants
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
She is very understanding, open minded, non judgmental, gives great feed back, let's you know you aren't alone, your feelings are valid. I'm so glad I chose this path to finally talk to someone. For my health, my kids, and my household. Thank you so much!
Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Stephanie is professional, kind and understanding. She has helped me a ton so far with several different issues! Look forward to working with her more.
Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Stephanie is a really good counselor. She is extremely easy to talk to and I’d gladly recommend her to others
Written on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem