My Approach to Helping
Stephanie is a Mental Health Clinician who has a passion for helping people see their true worth and potential. She believes her role is to validate the identity, capability, and value of her clients to help each client live in fulfilling purpose at their highest selves. She honors the therapeutic relationship by creating an affirming and safe space for her clients to grow in confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness.
Stephanie’s theoretical approach is eclectic because she believes each person is unique in their needs. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Existential Therapy, and more to cater her counseling style to best accomplish therapeutic goals. Stephanie also believes the impact of culture, religion, and spirituality play a significant role in the lives of many individuals and incorporates this framework in her work. She helps her clients enhance their relationship with themselves and others and accomplish their goals through exploration of thoughts, patterns, behaviors, and habits.
Stephanie’s previous work involved crisis stabilization and risk management for highly acute populations. She also facilitated therapy groups and has worked on long term treatment planning within populations who had co-occurring disorders, trauma, homelessness, addictions, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and personality and mood disorders. She specialized in self-esteem, relationship development, trauma, career and academic stressors, stress management, and goal setting in order to meet the needs of her patients.
Stephanie received her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine.