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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #9209-C (Expires: 2023-04-30)
LCSW #12955092-3501 (Expires: 2024-09-30)
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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
She’s great so far!
She's very easy to talk to and really understands my problems. It's been great getting help from her.
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.
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
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.
Stephanie is a great listener, she creates a safe space where you can discuss what is going on in your life with no judgment.