Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Behavioral & Self-Esteem Issues


Stephanie specialize in treating anxiety, depression, autism, adjustment or behavioral issues, and stress management issues in children, teens, and LGBTQ+ youth. She provides parent coaching. Stephanie has a 200-hour teacher certification in yoga and incorporates yogic practice alongside traditional therapeutic treatment modalities.

CONTACT: (919) 647-4600 EXT 708

**New clients will be placed on approximately 4-6 week waitlist

Hello, my name is Stephanie. I have over 10 years of clinical social work experience in practice settings such as: residential treatment, community mental health, outpatient therapy, and managed care. I grew up in the busy city of Charlotte, North Carolina and developed counseling and mediation skills as a result of being the oldest of three girls. I knew after high school that I wanted to be in a highly energetic and diverse work environment that fostered personal growth, community collaboration, and focused primarily on helping others. I became a counselor because I wanted the opportunity to have a positive and powerful impact on people’s lives. I believe that in therapy individuals can hone in on social and emotional skill development, as well as achieve their personal goals with a little bit of hurdle help.                                            

EXPERTISE 

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. I also have a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My specialties include interpersonal practice with children, youth, and families and an eclectic psycho-therapeutic approach to play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, self-esteem enhancement, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

COUNSELING APPROACHES

I aspire to incorporate movement, breath work, and other mindfulness-based strategies for stress relief, and coping with life’s daily transitions. I have a bubbly personality and enjoy using humor to help people get through hard times. I have a plethora of hobbies including: yoga, pilates, playing trivia, going to group fitness classes, playing tabletop board games, and attending outdoor concerts. Most importantly, I enjoy spending quality time with friends, family, and playtime with my cat Gracie.

I also have a 200-hour teacher certification in yoga and I routinely incorporate yogic practice alongside traditional therapeutic treatment modalities. I am also a community organizer and I routinely coordinate community trainings and events centered around promoting children’s mental health awareness. These trainings include the impact of trauma on human development, suicide prevention, connecting with LGBTQ+ youth, and racial equity in healthcare. My research publications and area of interests include identifying protective factors and influences on adolescent self-esteem development as a means of fostering resiliency.

INSURANCES ACCEPTED

Please note, clients are responsible for calling their insurance to verify insurance benefits for Outpatient Therapy (in-network or out-of-network benefits if Wake Counseling provider is not in-network with your insurance plan). Here are commonly accepted plans by this provider:

  • BCBS (Out-of-Network for Blue-Local Plans for Duke & WakeMed)

  • Optum/UHC

  • Cigna & Aetna (credentialing pending/out-of-network)

  • Out-of-Network Insurance: I can provide a “Super Bill” or an Invoice for client to submit to their insurance for reimbursement. Client is responsible for verifying out-of-network benefits with their insurance plan.

    Or let a third party like 'Better' handle your out-of-network claims. Better is an app for filing out-of-network health insurance claims. Send Better a photo of your claim and they will handle the rest, including determining your eligibility and following-up with your health insurance company. Download the Better iPhone app or signing up online.

  • Private pay, fee schedule is as following for psychotherapy session:

Initial Assessment/Consultation  - $150

45 minute session - $90

45-60 minutes - $120

* There will be $50 no-show/late cancellation fee for missed appointment on weekdays & $90 no-show/late cancellation fee for weekend appointment unless cancel appointment 24 hours in advance.

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