Hi there! I am so glad you are here. Take a moment. Yes, right now, take a deep breath. I’ll be here. Exhale. Be proud of yourself. Today, you showed up. You are here and you are willing to consider taking the next step. Well done!
I believe, life is full of emotion. It makes us laugh and cry… sometimes both in the same moment. It can be hard as we journey through it to see the forest for the trees… to see beauty instead of pain. Wherever you are along your journey you do not have to travel alone.
My name is Stephanie Wideman. I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Missouri. I have 20 years of experience coming alongside others, from children to older adults, on their journey as a guide. You will always lead, because we are going where you want to go.
Together we can forge a path of perspective and self awareness; replacing lies with truth and be able to take in all of the beauty of the journey along the way.
Each person's destination and goals are unique. My guidebook (clinical approach techniques) is diverse. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves, because I believe you get out of therapy what you put into it. I am a Christian and draw my clinical approaches heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (known as CBT) aligned with the Biblical principles of grace, love, and mercy. At all times, as your guide it is important to me that you feel safe, respected, heard, encouraged, empowered, and challenged. Yes, we can do hard things.
Now, you did not come this far to only come this far. Grab your favorite mug and find a place of solace. Let’s journey through together.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2004003924
CA LCSW LCSW116881
So thankful to have found Stephanie. She has helped me grow as a person an given me so many tools to combat my anxiety. I truly see the world differently and am a much calmer individual.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Stephanie Wideman is a caring person and likes helping others.
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Extremely helpful, personable, down to earth. Great person to talk to, no awkwardness, just wants to help you in whatever you’re going through or setting/achieving your goals!
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Stephanie is not only an excellent professional but also a kind and supportive human being. She truly understood me and was able to provide exercises to work on myself that actually worked! In the short period of time we worked together, I regained trust in myself and have a more optimistic outlook on life. Thank you, Stephanie!
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
She has been professional and timely. Awesome with ways to deal with whatever is bothering you. It's been an overall great experience.
Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Stephanie has an amazing calmness to her which draws you in and helps you feel supported through life's challenges. She has supported me and guided me the past few months as we worked together and I am so thankful to have had her as my therapist. Her skills in CBT really helped me and she is both personable and professional which makes her so easy to talk to.
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties