Stephanie Clowdus


Stephanie Clowdus


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 97372
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 fee for 50-minute sessions is $145. Sliding scale may be available: please contact for more information. I can provide a free 15-minute phone consult to see if I may be a good fit for you.
Free Initial Consultation


Oakland, California 94609

My Approach to Helping

Counseling can be the process of exploring and naming the stories we hold about ourselves, then identifying which parts of these stories resonate with one’s true self.

Some people come to therapy in the midst present life changes, and others approach therapy addressing their histories. My goal is to provide you with the tools to improve your mental and emotional health. I aim to do this with curiosity and encouragement.

I work through harm reduction, psychodynamic, and trauma informed approaches. I also use mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused interventions, among others. Addressing systems of power and oppression is part of my work, and I aim to be sensitive to how your cultural identities and lifestyle inform your experiences and values. I am sex-positive, gender-affirming, and size neutral.

I like working with adults of all ages, from young adults to older adults. I offer experience and training working throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in mental health and substance abuse treatment, including community programs.

If you are new to therapy, or nervous about connecting in this way, I commend you and your willingness to try counseling.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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