I am available to come alongside my clients in their pain, challenges, and also successes. I provide a compassionate ear that understands the reality of the patterns that we can get caught in. I believe I can work with you towards growth, self-compassion, and empowerment. I recognize the challenges that come from living in a world that consistently pushes us to find our validation from the outside. Therefore I can help individuals to begin a journey of self compassion that will benefit their relationships, past, present and future.
Welcome to Creative Healing Counseling & Wellness Center. Our mission is to provide therapeutic and wellness services to children, adults, and families that help bring them to a place of awareness in which true healing, integration, and self-discovery is present. We believe that everyone has the power and capability within themselves to discover the resources, supports, and tools that best meet their needs; our staff act as a guide and partner along your journey.
My passion is supporting patients with chronic illness, chronic pain, and other mental health concerns by utilizing methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). I specialize in creating integrative treatment plans customized for each client. By utilizing a variety of solution-focused therapy methods, clients are empowered to create a toolbox of strategies to enhance their lives and tackle challenges. Some of my other areas of focus include working with clients ages 16+ with autism spectrum disorders, depression, mood disorders and anxiety.
With over 30 years of clinical experience, my enthusiasm for my work has only grown. I view my role as a facilitator, helping people discover individual strengths while becoming accepting and respectful of vulnerabilities. Learning healthy ways to survive major life crises and/or chronic conditions is also a focus. I teach effective communication skills to increase understanding and respect for differences while enhancing growth in connection. If asked about my greatest asset as a therapist, it is my ability to "listen," and to provide a safe place for exploration and resolution.
I see individuals and couples, and have advanced training in Couples Counseling. Given the right tools, I believe we're all capable of attaining a comfortable level of happiness and fulfillment. My role is to help you acquire and sharpen those tools within the shortest possible time frame. With couples, I use the Gottman Method, a research-based model. With individuals, my approach is eclectic, using a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. Within a compassionate, supportive environment, we will address whatever challenges brought you to therapy and come up with techniques and a plan to improve your situation.
Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for several things, including: relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety,and stress; healing from past and present hurts and abuses; and personal growth and change. I work with difficulties that originate in one's current life, as well as issues that have their origins in the past but continue to color one's experiences. I work so that the therapy session is a safe place for you to express yourself, including things that are difficult and troubling, as well as a place for greater self understanding and for learning the skills that will lead to change and greater happiness for you.
I have been working in the mental health field since 2016 in various outpatient settings. My experience includes individual psychotherapy, group facilitation, parenting skills, and anger management training. I am also pursuing a second Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. I offer effective treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, self-esteem, and school issues. I use an integrative, person-centered approach to help my clients develop and maintain healthy coping skills.
I am a clinical psychologist and an attorney. I am not accepting new therapy patients at this time, but am providing legal consultations and supervision to therapists. I am Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, where I am the Director of the Postdoctoral Certificate Program in Forensic Psychology. I am Past President of the New Jersey Psychological Association, past Chair of the Committee on Professional Practices and Standards of the American Psychological Association, recipient of the APA's Award for Advocacy, and the NJPA's Psychologist of the Year, Distinguished Teaching Award , and Lifetime Achievement Award.
My psychotherapy practice brings together clinical expertise, experience, and compassionate listening skills to form a treatment strategy for each individual or couple. I can address both personal functioning issues such as anxiety and depression as well as systemic problems in your marriage. My training is in Clinical Psychology with a Psy.D. from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and a Clinical Psychology Internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
REGARDING COVID 19: We have to find ways to cope without lots of the things we normally rely on (going out with friends, going to the gym, 12-step meetings, religious services, etc.). Tele-therapy can really help you to cope while you’re social-distancing in your home. If you don’t have insurance, we can discuss a reasonable fee you can afford, based on a sliding scale.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, having trouble sleeping, or experiencing other personal problems? These are not uncommon problems, however if left unaddressed, these problems can worsen. The world has become a complex place; sometimes navigating through it seems like a daunting task. It can be overwhelming to deal with the problems you face all on your own. My role in therapy is to help you cope with the issues at hand and together, find adequate solutions to solve those problems.
My private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. I also enjoy coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CST
Stephanie assists with sexuality and relationship struggles by developing internal motivation to identify strengths for overcoming individual or partner barriers through a holistic approach. As a system’s therapist, Stephanie believes that it is integral to identify both internal and external systems when working with each client or couple. Her aspiration is to provide a non-judgmental environment for individuals, couples, and families for processing concerns through the use of an integrative approach. This approach allows individuals and couples to openly discuss concerns with their sexual functioning, expression, and trauma.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEDS-S, CETP
I can provide individual and family therapy for you, if you find yourself having difficulties in your life, whether you are an adolescent or adult. I have a speciality in eating disorders and trauma. I am trained and certified in EMDR and hypnosis. I have received my CEDS, certified eating disorder therapist. I am also an approved supervisor. My training has been in a hospital and private practice setting.
We are a multidisciplinary group practice providing comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and their families.
We offer a wide range of psychiatric,psychotherapeutic and specialized services including:
Psychological, psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluations
Individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults
Group therapy for adolescents and adults
Child Management Training
Psychiatric medication monitoring
We also run KIDSGROUPS which is a comprehensive social skills group program designed for children from preschool through middle school. The primary goal of KIDSGROUPS is to develop children's self confidence in the areas of decision making, communication, social skills and emotional problem solving.
-------------- ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS------------ Every child has an innate ability to heal and master many of the difficulties they encounter, but at times they need special help to aid them through it.
It's not easy to walk into an office and speak to a stranger about your most personal struggles with the hope that they might actually help you. This requires trust that the therapist knows what they are doing and a sense of safety that they actually like and care about you. Therapy is first about building a trusting relationship, and then about using the best available therapeutic approaches to heIp you get relief from pain, stress, and conflicts.
We all have unique and personal stories inside us. I join with each family member with an understanding of their strengths and challenges; with the belief that even though we cannot change our past we can direct our future. My professional experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues. Together we will focus on finding solutions that work for your life and circumstances; in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental place to explore, comprehend and resolve issues. I embrace the opportunity to co-create with you through the therapeutic process.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you hoping to improve your coping skills? Perhaps you need help making yourself a priority in your own life. Searching for a therapist can be an overwhelming task. The good news is that you are looking for help, which is often the first step toward positive change. Most people come to me wanting to feel happier, more fulfilled and balanced in their lives. Common issues include problems related to parenting, peers, school or work.
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. As an experienced psychotherapist, I've observed that low self esteem, chronic illness, relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression can make every day a grind. I use cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented methods paired with relaxation techniques. These diverse approaches will arm you with a new set of skills that will help you cope better with your challenges and live a more fulfilled life. I've dedicated over 3 decades to helping people get unstuck from self-defeating patterns. 50% of my practice is dedicated to work with couples with a high degree of success.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Springfield are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Springfield then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Springfield, or Child Psychologists in Springfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Springfield psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Springfield specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.