Since early childhood, I have always cherished the power of social interaction. To serve as a counselor is simply my life’s purpose, rather than my line of professional work. I recently graduated with my degree in clinical counseling and have since continued my education in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, outpatient behavioral health treatment centers, domestic violence shelters, and therapeutic day school programs.
I believe it is only natural for us to face hardship throughout life’s journey, and that additional, unbiased support can contribute towards growing into the best version of yourself. I maintain the belief that you are the expert to your own life, and rather than taking leadership of your journey, I sustain that it is my professional duty, and personal desire, to offer you skills, tools, and resources through my training, for you to utilize in daily life. As a counselor, I value helping you explore meaning in your life experiences, and provide a space to fully process them in. I feel it is a privilege to develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship with you. As I prioritize our therapeutic relationship, I recognize that you are unique, and I acknowledge this through my eclectic approach to counseling. To do so, I use several theoretical approaches to counseling, including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral techniques, strengths-based therapy and solution-focused therapy.
Stephanie belongs to the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervision (ACES), as each work to enhance the professional growth and development of members.
Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions/Adjustment, Grief and Loss, Domestic Violence, Self-Esteem Issues, Issues in Older Adults, Issues Unique to LGBTQ, Women’s Issues, and Coping with Chronic Pain/Illness.