I have twenty years of psychotherapy and clinical social work experience. I work with individuals, couples and families. My primary areas of focus s include adjustment issues, stress, anxiety, family and interpersonal dilemmas, professional exploration, and life coaching. I am very experienced in working with people who have eating-related issues, I.e. binge eating, bulimia, anorexia, obesity and pre-operative and post-operative bariatric surgery (WLS- Weight Loss Surgery) procedures.
The majority of my clients continue to work with me for “health maintence” purposes. In other words, primary issues are ameliorated and focus transitions to maintaining healthy coping skills.
I have been in private practice since 2002. I have also been the lead psychological editor for column in a national surgical journal, taught several collegiate courses as part of adjunct faculty, and maintained affiliations and memberships with numerous professional organizations.
My practice focuses on working through the issues at hand and to maintain healthy coping skills for self-awareness and personal growth in various contexts. I am straightforward and personable while keeping in mind boundaries. I will do my best to work with clients, however, it is ultimately up to clients to do the real work.
I have years of experience working with relationship focused issues that families, couples, professional/workplace, and peer dynamics.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LISW #6961 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
Stephanie totally gets me and where I’m coming from. She sees what I miss and don’t see. Thank you so much.
Stephanie is an amazing counselor. She is attentive and really pieces things together.... she doesn't just listen, but she HEARS EXACTLY what you're saying and she queries you on occasion to check your understanding and her interpretation of what you're trying to say then offers her expertise for your thoughts, VERY impressive! I've also said things, where she'll repeat it back to me so she can really get it and help me understand my own thoughts! She's just good at helping me understand "ME"better. I'm excited about my continued time with her:).
my experience with Stephanie has been very encouraging. in a very short time she has gained my complete trust in her ability to help myself and my wife sort out a very complex issue.
Two of us had one session with Stephanie. I found her to be objective and interested in identifying the root causes of the issues. I find that the right approach.
Stephanie has a broad and deep theraputic and experience pallet in psychotherapy. I find her demeanor professional but engauging. Caring but also firm and with purpose. That is not an easy balance to make. Her active listening does involve small interjections though . What I mean is, she is not a silent listener, but rather inserts small comments as you go. I found that unusual at first, but I see the method to it.
I would recommend her for couples counciling to anyone who is looking to take a hard look at yourself and make benefitial changes.