Therapy is about learning to love yourself and grow despite your mistakes. It is about welcoming your struggles with the same strength and enthusiasm that you welcome your victories, for it is through our struggles that we grow.
Stephens Therapy Associates will help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, and Relational Therapies. We will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
Choosing a therapist can be intimidating and difficult. My goal is to help you have access to a coach, teacher, counselor, therapist, confidant, and most of all, a person with whom you can share anything from your daily blunders to deepest secrets. I provide a judgement free, supportive, and empowering environment in which to work on making changes in your life. I have worked for several years assisting people in managing a wide range of concerns to improve their lives. Let me help you work on making the changes you would like to see for your future.
I specialize in trauma, addiction, severe and persistent mental illnesses. I have extensive experience working with those battling depression, anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, and personality disorders, and survivors of Narcissistic Abuse. I use mindfulness and DBT, EMDR for trauma, addiction, and anxiety along with other issues.
My approach is person centered to help you discover what blocks you from having the full life you want and to overcome any barriers to getting there. Allow me to share my expertise and specialized training to assist you in getting where you want to be.
What's getting in the way of you feeling good? Have you had a hard life? How are your relationships? How do you feel about yourself? Answering these questions can feel overwhelming and leave you wondering where to start, and that's where I come in. I am genuinely interested in hearing your story and listening with compassion and curiosity. I value diversity and honor people from all walks of life. I will support you individually, as a couple, or as a family to work through relationship difficulties, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, infidelity, trauma, substance use, and issues of self-worth and/or self-harm.I facilitate healing and growth by collaborating with my clients to identify unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors, develop emotional awareness and acceptance, process traumas, expand coping strategies, learn new skills, and strengthen connection in their relationships. I provide a space that is safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and empowering. You've already taken the first step in creating the change you want to see in your life by looking for resources and learning about therapy options. The next step is to find the right fit for you. If you are interested in working with me, please reach out so we can talk about it and see if we're a good match.
Reaching out to seek help takes a lot of courage and strength. Whatever struggles you are going through, I am here to provide a safe space so that we are able to figure out whatever it is that is troubling you. From there we can work together to gain a better understanding and gain empowerment.
I have significant experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness. You are the expert in your own experiences and my role is to help build awareness and insight to take the steps and use the tools to build a future more in line with what you have in mind for yourself.
You are not alone. I am here to help with getting you back on your feet. I offer you safety through acceptance, understanding, and multicultural sensitivity. I look forward to working together with you.
As a psychotherapist, I enjoy working with clients facing daily challenges. I aim to assist my clients find their path, develop healthy interpersonal relationships and lead healthy lives where they can function within their community and become self reliant. I support my clients in facing struggles, developing autonomy, and empower them in discovering their strengths.
Some of the approaches I implement in my practice to support my clients in their Journey of healing include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Person Centered therapy, Solution Focused, and emotion focused therapy.
Empathy, compassion, and having a desire to see individuals succeed is a passion of mine. I genuinely care to see my clients advance, and reach their desired outcome.
I believe we all face struggles in life, and the first steps to healing is to reach out for help. I am here to support you in figuring out your needs,setting goals and help you achieve them.
I know that life is hard. That life transitions can be difficult. Or that sometimes we can get stuck in low moods and/or anxiety can trap us making it feel like our problems are insurmountable. But there is hope. Things can get better. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I value a client's need for a supportive and validating environment. I want to help a client achieve their goal for a peaceful and satisfying life.
I have extensive experience in treating substance use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and life transitions. If you are struggling with life issues I can help. I want to offer hope when it feels like there is none.
Feel free to contact me if you would like help with achieving your goals and building a peaceful life.
When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this nagging suspicion that something is deeply wrong? Has it started to affect your relationships, your work, your overall sense of peace? It is likely that you have had experiences that no matter what you do, you just cannot seem to forget. These experiences shape your reality, fuel your anxieties, leaving you on edge and burnt out. What would it feel to let go of the pain you have carried for so long? Imagine what life would be like if you had the emotional space and clarity to be the best you.
I specialize in working with trauma in all its different forms, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Just as there are many ways trauma can wound, there are many paths to healing. They all center around relating; how you relate to others, to your body, to your thoughts, and to your emotions.
I will meet you where you are at in the process. We will work together to create a safe and trusting relationship where you can explore and channel your pain and hurt into self-awareness, self-compassion, and inner strength.
Looking to make meaningful changes in your life or make sense of difficult past experiences? I work to help my clients acquire the tools needed to realize their personal potential and live more satisfying lives. My areas of specialty include anxiety, trauma, and survivors of narcissistic abuse. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy but draw from a range of techniques to meet the needs and strengths of each client.
Sessions typically involve helping clients to gain insight into thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, explore alternative ways of viewing situations, and modify unhelpful behavior.
Deciding to begin making changes is hard. I am here to support and guide you towards reaching your goals. Please feel free to call/email me so we can discuss how I can best support you.