Throughout life’s journey, we may experience periods of feeling lost, unsure of where to go from here. We may feel disconnected from ourselves and things we previously found joy in. We may come to realize that past experiences, including trauma, have shaped our worldview and how we relate to and connect with others. We may recognize that there are patterns of thinking or behavior within our family system that we want to break but aren’t sure how. My name is Stephanie and I’m here to be your guide.
When we experience trauma, we may find it easier to leave it in the past; however, these experiences can change how we think and feel about ourselves and our surroundings. Through therapy, we can regain understanding of ourselves by reconnecting to our feelings of safety, belonging, and hope. I use an eclectic approach to therapy by utilizing evidence-based modalities from person-centered therapy and CBT, to EMDR. I use an attachment and somatic focus, as I believe our early attachment patterns and our mind/body connection are key factors in how we process and react to stressors. I strive to cultivate a space where you can show up as your most authentic self and be accepted always.
I have a passion to work with adolescents and adults dealing with complex trauma, depression, anxiety, sexual assault, and family conflict. I have experience working with those who are victims of commercial sex trafficking and with those who have disordered eating patterns. I ally myself with the LGBTQIA+ community, non-monogamy community, and persons of color. I have experience working in schools, residential treatment programs as well as private practice.
I graduated from Western Carolina University with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from Brenau University with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate and I am trained in S.A.F.E EMDR for trauma processing.
I look forward to the opportunity to work together.