Specialist in Addiction, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault

Stephanie uses an eclectic approach to therapy involving many different strategies to fit a person’s needs, but she also employs specialized Strengths-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Strengths-Based CBT does not solely focus on positives while ignoring concerns. Instead, strength-Based CBT means discovering how to recognize and help individuals identify their strengths so they can identify resiliencies within themselves, as they learn new skills and to solve problems. The mindset of a resilient person helps them:

 

  • Feel special and appreciated, providing a sense of hope and optimism
  • Set realistic goals and expectations
  • View life as a journey that they are in control of
  • Be aware of their weaknesses and strengths
  • Embrace strong self-esteem and sense of competence
  • Know what they can and cannot control in their lives

 

Compassionate, Trusting Professional

Stephanie’s counseling style is caring, trusting, empathetic, direct, and goal oriented with focus on empowering individuals to make positive choices that are best for them. Stephanie provides a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space to work collaboratively to explore the challenges you are facing. It is Stephanie’s goal to facilitate a supportive therapeutic relationship in which healing, insight and growth can take place.

“I believe that people are resilient and have the ability to overcome and rise above any struggle or situation when they learn what their own strengths and capabilities are. When you feel empowered, you can thrive especially with encouragement and support which can renew understanding of your journey.”