Stephanie holds a Master of Social Work from University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and a Master of Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati. She is passionate to help individuals facing emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal challenges in their lives. She engages in motivational interviewing techniques to help create a safe environment for clients to share their troubles and allow for a sense of camaraderie to be established with her. Stephanie incorporates evidence-based practices into her sessions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, rational acceptance, and a strengths-based approach. Stephanie understands the important role culture plays in mental health and ensures techniques and approaches are aligned to client’s background. She provides an empathetic ear to all individuals and provides strategies that are aligned to client’s short and long-term goals to ensure a positive and long-term outcome is achieved.
It's pretty hard for someone that's failed to try and get up if you are walking on top of them. You'd be surprised sometimes if you'd reached down and gave a helping hand and maybe asked or inquired, "How did you fall? How can I help you? Well, let's try it again." - William Diersen