Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III in the State of Ohio and South Carolina. Much of my clinical background has been working with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I have served adolescents, veterans, adult and older adult populations. I have experience working with individuals that are court-mandated and who also seek counseling on their own accord.
I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have had specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have also had training in two evidenced-informed approaches, which are Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST) and Mindfulness-based Sobriety (MBS).
My therapeutic style is meeting the client where they are at. I am rooted in the philosophy of "personal choice and control", meaning the client is in control over how they wish to be helped and what services and support they need. My hope is to foster a collaborative relationship to help facilitate desired changes. The client will be met with compassion and respect.
I look forward to helping you achieve your personalized goals!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.2102556
SC LISW 15222
Fog has lifted! Stephanie has helped me understand myself more than any other therapist has. I have clearer defined goals and pathways to get there. She has helped me manage and understand complicated emotions that I thought couldn’t be sorted out. Her knowledge of how and why people do what they do has brought new insight to my life. Aside from the basics, she’s warm, kind, communicates well, professional and advanced in her field, not judgemental, and on time. She’s brought new skills for my professional, family, and creative lives.
Written on Jun 24, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 4 months