Stephanie Velez

LCSW

About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over four years of clinical experience. I have a huge passion for helping others! I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Arizona State University in 2013 and my Master in Social Work from the University of New England in 2017. Before becoming a therapist, I served in the military and worked with veterans and their families for several years. I also worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for ten years. After obtaining my Master's degree, I proceeded with my true passion of helping people live happier and healthier lives.

I have experience working in intensive outpatient treatment programs providing therapeutic services to an array of populations. I have treated clients from Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder to Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. I have experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder. I have over four years of experience working with complex and severe trauma cases. Examples of these trauma cases include: war/military trauma, sexual/physical/mental/emotional abuse, neglect, abandoned, and relationship trauma. I use various types of treatment modalities within the therapeutic setting to include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to include adding elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Trauma Focused Therapy. I believe in providing safe and judgment free settings to all clients. I applaud you for taking the first steps in seeking support. It is a difficult road but I am here to help, guide, and support.

Overall, my passion is to assist you with achieving your goals in the safest, purest, and most supportive manner possible so you can continue to live a happier and healthier life. Stay safe and stay amazing!

Stephanie Velez, LCSW


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Personality Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #9209-C (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LCSW #12955092-3501 (Expires: 2024-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephanie Velez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.O. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Stephanie is absolutely amazing. She listens thoroughly and puts things into perspective for me. She'll ask the right questions when needed and is very kind and compassionate. I am fairly new to therapy and Stephanie makes it easy for me to share what I'm going through.

Written by A.M. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie is great at asking all the right questions to get you started talking, but she is also an even better listener. I love having an outside sounding board that can help me find my inner voice again.

Written by M.E. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I love working with Stephanie. She totally gets me! I have been working with her for a couple of months and have seen lots of improvements already!

Written by L.I. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Stephanie was so incredibly helpful during what felt like a really low point in my life. I was crying every day and stressing over every factor of my life. After just a few weeks of therapy with Stephanie, she was able to give me the tools to improve myself. I really appreciate her dedication to her patients and her down to earth approach.

Written by P.A. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, addictions, and coaching

I’ve only had one session, so far, and I very much like her. The opinion of “texting” is by far my favorite. I am able to get my thoughts and feelings out a lot easier. I was bummed we missed last weeks, and I wasn’t given a notice, but life happens and I 100% understand it.

Definitely would recommend her…and already have

Written by B.R. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s great so far!

Written by S.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She's very easy to talk to and really understands my problems. It's been great getting help from her.

Written by D.U. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Stephanie is a wonderful therapist that helped me work through my childhood trauma. She is very empathetic and made me feel safe in being vulnerable and sharing with no judgment. 1000% will be recommending her and BetterHelp to everyone.

Written by S.T. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve had a great experience with Stephanie as my therapist. She is precessional, easy to talk to and has been very helpful in assisting me in my progression. I would recommend her to anyone

Written by H.A. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and self esteem

I love Stephanie. She has the professional therapy experience, she’s worked at a pharmacy, and on top of that, she has also dealt with depression. I trust her because she actually knows how it feels.

Written by E.S. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stephanie is a great listener, she creates a safe space where you can discuss what is going on in your life with no judgment.

Work with me!