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Stephanie offers an empathic, compassionate, and supportive approach and views her practice as a ministry of healing. She cares deeply for the people with whom she works and enjoys working with adults who are facing challenging transitions or seeking a deeper understanding of themselves.  She also enjoys working with couples, from pre-marital work to marital enrichment. Stephanie has a special interest in working with traumatic loss and grief including survivors of suicide, as well as supporting professionals in achieving career success and managing personal stress. 

Her approach to therapy is integrative, evidence based and tailored to fit her clients' specific needs and goals. Stephanie has an extensive background in trauma work and served as an oncology social worker before private practice. Her vast experience in these fields make her a good fit to discuss many sensitive issues including anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, and grief. She also understands the difficulty of caring for patients in a hospital setting and comfortably works with physicians and medical professionals to help manage their resulting stress.


Clients appreciate the active role Stephanie takes while meeting their need to feel heard and understood.  She works collaboratively with her clients and believes her role as a therapist is to support and empower clients in living the life they desire. Stephanie believes that counseling is a place to expand possibilities and learn new skills; leading to more flexibility and freedom in life. 


She is licensed through the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and an active member of the North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work. Additionally, she is a member of The International Association of Trauma Professionals and the National Association of Social Workers. Stephanie has completed Level 1 Gottman training from couples and is also a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator for premarital and marital counseling. Stephanie works with a therapy dog, Riley, most days of the week. You can learn more about Riley by clicking here.

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