Stephanie is a registered associate marriage and family therapist (AMFT), supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking. Stephanie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University.
Stephanie has extensive experience working with a variety of populations, including individuals, adolescence, families, domestic violence survivors, and the LGBTQ+ population. As a previous childhood educator, she is very knowledgeable in working with children, improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns.
She is compassionate, supportive, diverse, and culturally sensitive. Stephanie knows how crucial it is to have access to mental health services that are sensitive to cultural differences. She has developed a specialty in treating depression, low self-esteem, anxiety disorders, emerging adulthood issues, ADHD and PTSD. Stephanie uses EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)to help clients process complex trauma in a way that is tailored to their unique situation.
Stephanie helps clients navigate through life’s challenges by providing techniques, resources, and individualized treatment plans that strengthen them to move forward. She strives to meet each client where they are on their journey and will use a therapeutic approach better suited for that client’s needs. She believes in the importance of a therapeutic alliance and provide a safe space where clients can feel heard, empowered and supported.
Stephanie also serves as an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University where she teaches mental health counseling courses. Her biggest accomplishment and joy is being part of her students’ journey as they flourish into great clinicians.
Languages: English, Spanish
Clients: Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Parents, Families, Groups
Modalities: Trauma informed Therapy, Psychodynamic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),Narrative Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method
- Telehealth (video / audio)
- Los Angeles Walk and Talk
Practice Areas & Issues Treated
- Autism Spectrum behavioral needs
- Trauma PTSD
- Attachment issues
- Family stressors
- Communication skills
- Relational Issues
- Identity development
- Behavior management
- Burnout and stress management
- Cross cultural Issues
- Acculturation and adjustment
- Grief and Loss
- Domestic Violence
- Parenting burnout