I found Stephanie during a time when I was feeling lost, insecure and unfulfilled in life. I was drawn to Stephanie’s holistic mind-body approach combining coaching and therapy. She is a kind, joyful and empathetic person and always had a good sense of what I needed in our sessions. We worked to articulate what I wanted and identified the blocks/patterns getting in my way. With her help, I’ve gained confidence. I am more connected to my feelings and present in the moment. Stephanie suggested a number of useful resources that I continue to refer back to and I’m grateful to have these in my personal “toolbox”. After a year of working with Stephanie, I have found the confidence and to take a big leap and embark on an exciting career change that is much more aligned with the life I want to live.
Starting grad school, I struggled with anxiety on a daily basis. Having been a perfectionist with a type A personality my whole life, I had difficulty adjusting to this high pressure environment. Through our work, I have been able to understand better the underlying root of my anxiety, while also incorporating mindfulness practices to help control it. Stephanie helped me work through my perfectionistic tendencies so that I could show myself more love and kindness on a daily basis. During our work I was able to taper off the anti-anxiety medications in favor of more holistic, mind-body approach. With her advice, expertise, and genuine warmth, Stephanie was able to put me on a path to mental wellness and healing that otherwise I would have not been able to obtain on my own.
I met Stephanie when I was at a crossroads in my life feeling lost personally and professionally. I tend to be analytical, so it was especially uncomfortable given I couldn’t reason my way out of my rut. Stephanie’s holistic approach has provided me with a roadmap to navigate this difficult period of my life. Through her patient listening and deliberate questioning, Stephanie has helped me identify my embodied emotions as well as the negative behaviors that arise when I ignore the emotional cues. Perhaps most importantly, Stephanie has helped me understand that, in order to feel connected and compassionate towards others, and connected to the world at large, the process must start from within, I must find compassion for myself. Every session with Stephanie leaves me feeling hopeful that I have made another step along this path.
When I met Stephanie, I was dizzy from the world around me spinning at high speed. I am would consider myself a successful career researcher at one of the world’s premier universities located in the Boston area. My meetings with Stephanie became a calm and safe time for me. Stephanie is exceptionally insightful, a superb listener, and a true enabler for change. She helped me analyze challenges without judgement and supported me in identifying avenues for change. Our discussions were always calibrated to today’s fast-paced professional environments so that implementation of new ideas was always possible. Most importantly, I learned to listen to my needs, acknowledge my limits, and make time for myself and my family. This shift in mindset improved my quality of life and gave me new exciting career opportunities.
I learn something new about myself at every session with Stephanie. She challenges me to view my life from a different perspective that has helped me to grow in a way I haven’t experienced with any other therapist. With her encouragement and support, I feel like I am finding my true, authentic self. She is wise, real, and truly the best therapist I’ve ever worked with.
I am so grateful that I have found Stephanie. She brings a fresh holistic approach focused on the mind, body and spirit. You truly feel like you are speaking with a friend, she’s real and authentic. Stephanie has helped me dive deep and uncover some of the core deep-rooted issues that are causing challenges in my day-to-day life. The discovery and growth that I have encountered during my sessions with her are truly invaluable and have helped me to live a more fulfilling life.
My approach to life has truly shifted by working with Stephanie. I’ve always been a very head-driven person, and I wasn’t always in touch with my heart. It was easier for me to set up rules for how life “should” work and shut out the things that didn’t feel “right,” than to lead with my heart and allow myself to feel my emotions. Stephanie helped me uncover the root causes of my anger and identify my triggers. I began meditating, practicing yoga and journaling. I feel more in touch with myself than I ever have. Today, I don’t see the world in black and white or “should” and “shouldn’t.” Stephanie has helped me see the beauty of the world’s vastness, get through chaos when it comes, and bring compassion for myself and others to all my relationships. Our work together has truly been life changing. I’m so grateful for Stephanie’s presence in my life.
Over the past couple of years, I suffered with debilitating headaches. After seeing a slew of doctors and specialists and having MRIs, it was suggested that the root cause was stress. With the support of my partner, I reached out for help and was lucky enough to find Stephanie. She was immediately able to provide me with mechanisms for managing my anxiety and address the physical symptoms of stress. Since then, we have worked together on all aspects of my life that contribute to my stress and anxiety including my high standards of myself. Grounded in mindfulness, she's helped me recommit to my yoga practice, examine my diet, and be more comfortable in my emotions and feelings. As my health journey continues, I am so much more in tune with my body and mind and I no longer fear my body, my feelings and the future.
I chose to work with Stephanie because of her holistic approach. Through our therapeutic work, Stephanie helped me realize and understand several aspects to my relationship with work, my body, food, etc. She expertly integrated our therapeutic work into my nutritional counseling sessions, where I quickly gained new knowledge, began practicing healthier eating habits, and felt an immediate change in my mood. She listened carefully, gave practical insight, and offered pertinent wisdom in both therapy sessions and nutritional counseling sessions. My favorite thing about our sessions was Stephanie's frequent check-ups on my nutritional work and other healthy coping skills, making it feel like she always had my best interest in mind. Stephanie gave me a new perspective on food, happiness, and so much more. I am extremely grateful.
Before seeing Stephanie, I hadn’t been able to find a therapist that I connected with in a long time. I was in a place where I felt very stuck and was constantly worrying and ruminating. I was immediately drawn to her counseling style because she is personable, holistic, but also direct. Yoga and mindfulness were familiar practices to me, but she has been encouraging me to dig deeper and truly connect my mind, body, and heart. She thoughtfully pushed me to realize that my way of coping with stress or uncomfortable situations is to constantly stay busy. Through our sessions I have started to recognize unhealthy patterns and develop healthy self-care strategies, like yoga, meditation, and acupuncture, to become more grounded and confident.
From experience, I know that looking for the right therapist can be an overwhelming task. I have been working with Stephanie for six months or so, and she really does address the whole person. Her approach is compassionate, forward looking and focuses on coping and moving through issues and emotions. Stephanie listens, but she also is an active participant in sessions who asks deep questions and provides framework to think things through. I find her to be intentional, grounded, and I appreciate that she makes connections between issues/situations that I hadn't previously seen.
Stephanie has been an incredible support and guide within my journey of healing. Her engaging, interactive and holistic approach to therapy has helped me explore ways to manage the daily stressors that life can bring in addition to helping me feel far more connected to myself.
I came to therapy to reduce my anxiety and my reliance upon prescription drugs. Once I met Stephanie I knew it would be a great fit. We have worked on many things I didn’t expect when I initially reached out for help. Within the first couple of months we resolved my anxiety issues and then began the real work of my more serious issues. One area where Stephanie has helped me is with the toxic work environment that my boss creates. My boss lacks boundaries and sometimes says hurtful things to me. Early on, I would get very triggered and end up crying in secret in my office. Through our work we created a tool box of coping skills so that my boss no longer affects me the way she used to. Also, I no longer take prescription anti-anxiety mediation. I’m grateful for meeting Stephanie and all the ways she has helped improve my life.