Stephanie Perceful, MA, LMHCA, MHP

What Makes Counseling with Stephanie Unique

I believe that removing shame is the key to helping clients make personal changes, and thus approach my counseling work using a strength based model and hold all my clients in positive regard. Entering into counseling work is a brave step, and a positive therapeutic relationship without judgement is what is necessary for change and growth.

I received my graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Martins Masters in Counseling program, and currently hold a LMHCA and MHP license. I have years of professional experience helping children and their families in a clinical setting.

As a counselor, I seek to hold space for you as the client to heal outdated feelings and thought patterns as they make space for new ways of relating to the world around them. By treating the root causes of emotional and cognitive dysfunction, I find that outdated thinking and behavior patterns fall away once developmental and relational traumas are healed within the therapeutic alliance. I do this work through using sand tray and expressive therapy, play therapy with children, teaching the client about Neurobiology, using Cognitive Restructuring around existing negative beliefs, and incorporating mindfulness techniques.

I have volunteer experience and training around supporting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. I value highly multiculturalism and diversity, and am sensitive to issues of oppression around both gender and ethnicity. I am an ally to the LGBTQ community. As an avid traveler and Latin dance instructor, I have a great respect and love for Latino communities, and have been fortunate enough to be able to practice my Spanish enough to be considered fluent. With my Spanish speaking skills, I have successfully conducted both counseling and assessments in Spanish. (Se habla espanol!)

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