Brooke Stepp, MS, CN, LMHCA
|Professions: Counselling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate - MC60569464|
|Secondary Credential: Certified Nutritionist - NU60571006|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: 60 minute session-$130.00
75 minute session-$150.00
90 minute session-$170.00
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The choice to commit to your own healing and transformation isn't easy. I can't say that I know exactly what you're experiencing, because I'm not you, but I've been down my own path of healing. I know what it takes to get to the other side. Most importantly though, I want to meet you where you are to understand your unique experience. Are you struggling with your relationship to food or your body? Is trauma impacting the way you show up in your relationships or in your life in general? Are you struggling with gender or sexuality? I use a body-based, health at every size and social justice based approach to healing and transformation.
I believe that the body is fundamentally a domain of action, mood, learning, coordination and dignity. Through our bodies we learn to sense others and the environment around us. We learn to express moods and emotions. We generate interpretations and beliefs. We interpret experiences that have occurred historically and we take action towards a future that we get to decide for ourselves and with the communities we are a part of. There is so much about our culture, and about the very real impacts of trauma that robs us of the wealth of knowledge and resource we can access through our bodies.
I believe that you deserve to have an embodied connection with yourself. In fact, body trust is our birthright. Together, we will work to identify what matters most to you and to align your actions with this broader vision for your life.
Email or Call Brooke Stepp, MS, CN, LMHCA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26818
More Info About My Practice
Are you ready to have a more choiceful, authentic, and integrated life? Have you been feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you feeling disconnected from yourself, from your body and from others? Are you looking for practicable skills to help you have the life you want? I can help. Through our somatic or body-based work together, we will work to clarify your values and then align your actions with those values so that you can be your whole, most true self.
I promise to both meet you where you are and to fight for the transformation you are wanting. I am not a "smile and nod" clinician. Healing work is challenging and rewarding beyond measure. We will get to the root of what is causing you pain and will work together to develop practicable skills that will make a real difference in your life.
I have extensive experience with and have undergone special training to work with trauma, body image, disordered eating, within the queer and transgender community and with relationships of all configurations. My work is poly, kink and LGBTQ affirming. I am unabashedly sex and fat positive. I use a Health at Every Size and weight neutral approach.
If you are ready to weather life's storms with grace and ease and with a sense of true connection to who you really are, please contact me today to begin your journey. A free 30 minute consultation is just a phone call or email away.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have experience working within queer and trans communities and use an informed consent approach when it comes to access to trans health care. I believe that you know you, and your body better than I, or any other health care practitioner ever will. The choice to attend therapy is yours and your alone.
I also enjoy and have experience treating the impacts of trauma and oppression. There is a growing wealth of research that shows that these experiences fundamentally live in our bodies and one of the quickest roads in to healing is through the body. Our body-based trauma work will address the ways that trauma has shaped you and work to restore missing competencies such as embodied trust, the ability to set boundaries, and healthy connections with others.
I enjoy working with eating disorders, disordered eating and body image. There is so much about our experience in the world that wants us to be separate or at war with our bodies. Our work in this area will help you restore your relationship with yourself and get underneath your issues with food and body. I use a Health at Every Size and weight neutral approach.
I work with relationships of all configurations. In our body-based relationship work, we will explore the complexity of relationship in depth. You will come to understand how the patterns you have as individuals and together impact your ability to have the relationship you want and you will learn real skills to get there.
My Role as a Therapist
As a therapist, I view myself as a facilitator. A facilitator is someone who helps someone or a group of people achieve a stated goal that is important to them. In this case, your healing and transformation. I believe that each and every one of us has the innate capacity for wholeness and to act in the world according to our deepest longings and values. Due to my years of personal practice and training in healing work, I have a specialized set of skills and knowledge that helps me to see where individuals, relationships and groups are at in terms of their path and what it might take to move them towards that in a clearer way. That being said, you will always know you better than I ever will and I hold that at the center of all the work I do.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I want to start out by being very honest with you. Transformation and healing are not easy. In fact, often times things get worse before they get better. Real and lasting change takes time. Sometimes it's hard to say how much time, even. However, I do know a couple of things.
First, I'll be here with you in the process. We can always move through our work at a pace that matches where you are. We can make adjustments. We can plan around strategies to support you between sessions. There are so many possibilities.
Second, people in communities all over the world have been doing healing work on an individual and collective level for centuries. The specific shape of this work has looked difference across time, place and culture, but I think it says a lot that healing has been so integral across these factors. In other words, if others before you did it, you can do it too.
Lastly, you and your healing are worth it. You are so worth it, you don't even know how worth it you are. I promise. I've been there too. I want you to have the life you've only dreamt of. I know so much is possible for you.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Group Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Trauma survivors, LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming, transgender, eating disorders, body image, emotional eating, multiracial, kinky, non-traditional relationships
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