Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She has experience as a therapist working in residential treatment centers, group homes and in the community.
Stephanie works with children as young as 6 years old, adolescents, adults, couples, parents and families. She utilizes evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which include mindfulness and meditation practices, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. She has extensive training and experience in the Nurtured Heart Approach to parenting (NHA).
These techniques, along with a strengths-based and solution focused approach to treatment, have proven to be effective in treating issues related to mental health disorders, parenting and relationship issues.
Stephanie has worked with clients struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality Disorders, Parenting Issues, Family Relationship Issues and a variety of mental health challenges.
Stephanie has greatly benefited from her 10 years of yoga practice. She is a yoga instructor and a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
Stephanie greatly enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 adolescent children. She loves to read, travel and spend time in the great outdoors.
Stephanie is a committed psychotherapist whose practice has been focused on highly vulnerable populations and those with significant Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
Through this work, Stephanie has gained insight into the resiliency of the human spirit. She believes that “when we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience”.