Stephanie Tolentino

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello! My name is Stephanie, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have 12 plus years of experience in end of life care, counseling, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and building positive communication skills with clients of diverse backgrounds. My career as a social worker has allowed me to work with clients impacted by depression, anxiety, end-of-life issues, grief, LGBTQ issues, gender dysphoria, domestic violence, substance abuse issues, homelessness, and trauma.

I am originally from Dallas, TX until relocating to Honolulu, HI where I lived for over 12 years where I received my undergraduate degree and later a Masters in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University. I relocated to Oregon in 2016.

My therapy approach is client driven and led with support. I incorporate multiple therapy modalities that best suit the clients needs and their communication and learning styles and adapt as needed throughout the therapy journey. Using emotion focused therapy (EFT) I focus on what the negatives are with ones journey and how they can be reframed and relearned in a more positive manner. Through strengths based therapy I focus on what is being done well and place an emphasis on what positives are present for the client. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) I focus on what feelings and thoughts are present and how they are impacting the clients behaviors. As a genderqueer person, I am able to bring in the vocabulary and understanding of LGBTQ issues.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids exploring the outdoors, working in the garden, cooking and baking, and doing cross-stitch projects.


Specialties

  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L7532 (Expires: 2022-03-02)

LSW #LSW2164 (Expires: 2022-06-30)