Wow, I’m so glad you made it this far! Most people talk about working on themselves but don’t act on it, you are one of the few who have decided to put yourself first!
My name is Stefanie, I’m a counselor here in the Fort Myers area. I love working with clients who are just stuck in the same loop and really want to try something new, does that sound like you? I have been working with both men and women who are going through what you’re going through and I know how to help. Maybe you’ve tried counseling before or maybe you’ve been waiting for it to get just this bad. Either way, you can make a change and I can help you do it.
Your journey is my focus and the goals you have come to work on are what we will work towards. I will push you each time we work together so that you can better understand the issues keep you feeling stuck, frustrated, and disconnected from the life you really want to live. I pull from many different techniques in session so that your time is unique to you.
A little about my background, I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, which means that I work under the supervision of a licensed therapist. This is a requirement in the state of Florida when working towards licensure and means that I discuss most cases with a licensed supervisor (better for you!). What my clients like about this is that they receive the benefit of two therapists for the price of one and my rates are typically lower than other therapists in the area.
I graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling and from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. In addition, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and Board Certified in Psychometry (psychological and neuropsychological assessment). I have been involved in the field of mental health for over 10 years, working with clients ranging from ages 1 to 99 (and over!).
My training includes Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which I use to work with couples wanting to strengthen or repair their relationship and bring a deeper level of meaning into their lives. I also have training in Maternal Mental Health and enjoy helping new mothers navigate the transition into parenthood.
When I’m not seeing clients I can be found chasing around a 3-year-old and balancing step-motherhood raising my 13-year-old step-daughter. Through the years I’ve learned how to balance many different aspects of myself, my marriage, my family and my career, something I hope to help my clients discover. Life can be challenging and daunting at times, but the reward of living a happy life is worth all that you put into it.
Make today the day that you finally take a step closer the life you want to live and become the person you want to be!
Meet the Office:
A comfortable, safe, and inspiring environment…
The office is located in the Fountain Court complex surrounded by beautiful willow trees. Inside you will find a quaint space filled with charm and character that inspires many to reach inside themselves and explore their thoughts and feelings without fear or judgement.
Come grab a cup of coffee or tea, look around at some of the beautiful artwork hanging on the walls, and relax knowing your journey of personal growth and connection is just moments away.