Hi, I’m 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 meditation 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 in 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.
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.
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, trivia, 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 have a 200-hour teacher certification in yoga and incorporates yogic practice alongside traditional therapeutic treatment modalities. I am also a community organizer and coordinates 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. I have research interests and publications include protective factors and influences on adolescent self-esteem development as a means of fostering resiliency.
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 (credentialing pending)
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.