As a therapist, I try to create a welcoming space for you to feel comfortable and safe exploring areas in your life that need support. I believe in the importance of allowing yourself to be vulnerable, working towards life balance, and creating boundaries with yourself and others. I hope to help you navigate these areas through a collaborative and unique approach, catered to your needs. My goal is to help you gain the confidence, skills, and tools to continue this growth.
Stephanie earned her Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Stephanie completed her master’s level internship at Vanderbilt University Counseling Center (UCC) working with undergraduate and graduate students. She completed her master’s level practicum at Omni Visions, working with foster care children and adolescents who struggle with mental health issues and trauma. Stephanie joined the UCC clinical team as a part-time staff therapist in the fall of 2019. During this time, Stephanie also worked at Rogers Behavioral Health in the Intensive Outpatient Program, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other Anxiety disorders. Stephanie believes in an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, primarily working through a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) lens. Stephanie’s approach to treatment is centered on a strong therapeutic rapport, works through a trauma-informed lens, while incorporating person-centered techniques, multiculturalism, mindfulness, and DBT skills. Stephanie is trained in CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, which is primarily used to treat OCD and other Anxiety-related disorders. Stephanie enjoys working with clients with a wide variety of experiences and concerns. Some of her clinical interests include OCD, anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, life transitions, health and body image concerns, relationship stressors, identity exploration, and self-growth. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with loved ones, exploring Nashville, staying active, spending time outdoors, reading, drawing, and traveling.