Stephanie has a background in working with people who have addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and codependency concerns. She has worked in a variety of settings including multiple substance abuse treatment centers, as well as, working with women in a re-entry program after incarceration.
Stephanie practices from a Bowenian family systems model, which aims at addressing dysfunction by boundary setting, breaking triangulation patterns, learning to differentiate the self, and identifying and changing multigenerational transmissions. Stephanie has trained extensively in and utilizes EMDR into her sessions to mitigate the symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD and abandonment/enmeshment challenges. Stephanie also integrates Motivational Interviewing, Feminist Theory and Inner-child work into sessions and treatment plans. She implements mindfulness techniques, talk therapy, as well as, meditations, journaling and self-help books to encourage healing.
Stephanie integrates spirituality in her practice with clients using Eastern and Western philosophy and practices to assist clients in their healing. Stephanie enjoys working with a wide variety of clients including people in the sober/recovery, LGBTQIA+, kink/poly, and BIPOC communities. She has an inherent understanding of abuse, dysfunction and family of origin trauma.
Stephanie is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and enjoys hiking as a self care activity.