Stephanie is a licensed social worker with over 10-years experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings. After completing her Masters in Social work from University of Denver, she worked as a Victim and Family Advocate at a Child Advocacy Center, walking alongside children and families who have experienced trauma and involvement with law enforcement or social services.
Stephanie has also worked as an ABA therapist for children with autism, as well as in the school setting, advocating for children to bridge the gap between home and school. She works from a strengths-based systems perspective, aware that systems and realities in social supports, the home, school, and community all impact an individual’s identity and the ability to foster a healthy life.
Stephanie believes that all children and families have inherent strengths to promote healing and positive development, and that her role as a therapist is to assist in identifying those strengths through a compassionate and caring relationship.
Her experience lies in working with children and adolescents with ADHD, complex trauma, those on the Autism Spectrum, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, and familial concerns. Stephanie uses approaches such as play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychoeducation for children and families.
From a person-centered perspective, Stephanie not only engages her clients in a safe environment, but gives them the ability to explore and discover their true selves.