Hello! My name is Stephanie
and I would love to support you.
I believe therapy is at it's most powerful and transformative when you feel safe and connected. I'm intentional about creating a space where you can be vulnerable and seen. In this space, you can share your challenges with me so that we can dig deep and do enriching, meaningful (and sometimes uncomfortable) work. I honor your life's journey and help draw out your strengths, empowering you to trust in yourself.
I began my professional journey supporting students through school based therapy, while I completed by Master in Science Degree in Psychology at Cal Poly Pomona. From then, I continued my passion of providing school based therapy to junior high and high school teens, supporting them through one of life's most challenging chapters. Alongside this, I provided support to individuals, couples and families through the private practice setting, broadening my abilities to care for others. After receiving my licensure in 2019, I continued to specialize in school based mental health, providing services to teens and families throughout Southern California.
Blending all of my experiences both personally and professionally has led me to a place where I can support you in your healing. I look forward to continuing to be a place of safety, understanding, and growth for others.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #113610
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | Master of Science, Psychology, 2016
California State University, Long Beach | Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2013
my therapeutic styles
My therapeutic styles are compassion focused, psychodynamic and person centered. I also provide a space for existential work, and believe in the importance of multicultural therapy.
Evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy are also part of my style. When needed, I also incorporate Play Therapy when working with children and teens.
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
- CARL ROGERS