Stephanie Weston, LCSW
Stephanie Weston, LCSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach, Psychotherapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - 24251|
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: My session fee is $150. I also offer a free 20 minute phone or in person consultation so we can make sure that I'm the right fit for you.
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Are you constantly wondering why your relationships aren't lasting?
Do you struggle with low self-esteem?
Are you frequently feeling sad, anxious or stressed?
Do you wish that you could feel more confident in your career?
Are you feeling overwhelmed and tired much of the time?
Do you often feel misunderstood by others?
If so, I can help you. I believe that a warm, trustworthy, and non-judgmental ear, along with the tools and techniques that I can provide, will help move you towards feeling more in control of your life. Since people have a lot more inner strength than they realize, it's my goal as a therapist to help you recognize that you're strong enough to not only navigate your own life, but to do it in a way that feels manageable. Together, we will work on letting go of the things that are weighing you down and preventing you from fully enjoying your life, whether because of life's curveballs, unsatisfactory careers or relationships or simple disappointments. I understand that deciding to start therapy is scary, but I will always provide you with a supportive, safe space when you're ready to take that step. Helping others reach their potential has a profound impact on my life, and my hope for you is that our work together will have a profound impact on yours. Give me a call today so we can start making your life exactly how you want it.
Email or Call Stephanie Weston, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32216
More Info About My Practice
We are all unique, and I believe that the work we do together needs to be just as unique. I use a blend of different techniques, along with compassion, respect (and sometimes humor!) to help facilitate change and growth. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach, which allows me to work with clients in a very strategic and goal-oriented manner. I see my role as your tour guide towards a better understanding of yourself and those around you.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Working with people who struggle with low self-esteem is a passion of mine. It has always affected me so much when I hear the negative way people talk about themselves. It's amazing how easy it is to minimize all our strengths but maximize all our "weaknesses" or as I like to call them "areas of improvement". Dealing with low self-esteem and low self worth impacts everything in our lives. We don't think we're good enough for a particular job, for a boyfriend/girlfriend, or even to engage in any self-care. We would never talk to someone else the way that we talk to ourselves, but it's usually so ingrained in us to treat ourselves like this that we don't know any different. I can teach you the difference and if you work with me, you will learn to appreciate your areas of improvement and find your self worth again.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy can literally change your life if you let it. I know that sounds dramatic and probably far fetched, but it's true. The reason is actually quite simple. We learn to recognize that we can accomplish things. We learn to see that we are worthy of good things happening to us. We learn to communicate with people in a different and more productive way. The best part of therapy is that when we shift even one small thing in our life, we can see the other parts fall into place. Now obviously, doing that work isn't simple; it's really hard, but when you see how beneficial those kinds of changes are for your life, you will find yourself feeling kind of excited to start your journey.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Usually we contemplate going to therapy when things feel out of control or if our life just isn't in the place that we want it to be. The problem is it's so scary because it's out of our comfort zone and we don't like to be out of our comfort zone. When you find yourself in this position, the best thing to ask yourself is "what is scarier?" Is it scarier to talk with someone who can potentially help you to get your life back on track or is it scarier to think about your life remaining exactly as it is right now? Now I know that it sounds very simplistic when I put it that way, but the truth is when you picture what it would feel like to stay stuck, it will most likely remind you that you're stronger than you think you are and you can handle being out of your comfort zone. I would also say that contacting a few therapists and setting up consultations will allow you to find someone who you feel truly understands you and understands the place of fear that you're in.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Most often when therapy isn't successful, it's because the client doesn't feel rapport or trust. I understand how hard it is to be vulnerable in front of another person and I feel privileged and humbled by your willingness to talk about your struggles and your desire to change.
What Makes up a Problem?
Anything in your life that you feel isn't working or could be made better.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
People struggling with severe mental illness; the families of people with mental illness; people struggling with self esteem issues
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