Hi! I am Stephanie, a licensed professional counselor in both Virginia and Colorado. I enjoy working with people who want to move towards change in any area, and I am proactive about giving homework to clients who desire it and would benefit from it. In addition, I consider it an honor to walk with people who are on a grief journey. I like to treat the whole person; I see myself as a cross between a therapist, life coach, and spiritual director.
I am a good fit for counseling through online chat, because I'm also a writer and can help you find words for the feelings in your heart. I received my master's degree from Colorado Christian University in 1998 and have worked in the counseling field off and on since then, moving to part-time as I began raising my two, beautiful daughters.
Connecting people together is something I do best: hearing all sides of the issue and helping find the common ground. In addition, I encourage those who have a faith walk to see the ways God is moving all around them. I like to bring hope and humor to the counseling session; I have seen that laughter and tears are but one step from each other.
Eclectic in methodology, I stay open to anything that will bring us closer to your treatment goals. Through training I'm a counselor, in identity a mother, and by creation a free spirit. Please reach out! I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
CO LPC 3033
VA LPC 0701008875
Stephanie has been an incredible support and after years of trying different therapists, she is by far the best one I have had.
Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Receiving excellent support and guidance from Mrs. Trahant. Delighted to be her client on this journey to better health
Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 months
Stephanie is reliable, candid and delivers exceptional solutions for me to consider. I appreciate her guidance.
Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Loveeeeeee!!! Though I would like more ways to deal with the things I’m feeling and to achieve my goals!!!! Thank you for being a great listener <3
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Stephanie is great!
Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
She’s super sweet and understanding
Written on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue