My Approach to Helping
Stephanie tailors her therapeutic approach to meet her client’s needs and goals through utilizing concepts and techniques from Adlerian Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, contemporary models of loss, adaptation, and Existentialism.
Stephanie’s clinical experience has been in a residential retirement home that provided housing and medical care to older adults in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing. She developed and implemented the practices and procedures of the counseling position. She worked with residents individually on aging, loss and grief, trauma, unresolved familyrelationship issues, suicidal ideation, borderline personality disorders (BPD), hoarding, eating disorders, relationships, family issues, and neurological disorders. She facilitated a weekly caregiver’s group that provided support and coping skills to help with the experience of their partner’s neurocognitive disorder. She led psycho-educational workshops on suicide and the differentiation between dementia, delirium, and depression to staff members to increase awareness of the residents’ mental health issues while cultivating relations and resources with the interdisciplinary care team.
Stephanie listens without judgment, provides unconditional support, and forms meaningful relationships with clients. Her empathetic disposition, go-getter attitude, and optimistic outlook help empower her clients to cultivate self-worth grounded in empathy, rather than self-deprecation, to allow for growth beyond healing.
When Stephanie is not working, you can find her painting, crafting, exploring nature, spending time with friends, or relaxing at home with her cat, Lucky.