Prior to entering the field of coaching and counseling, Stephanie enjoyed a decade-long career in business and received her MBA and BBA, graduating summa cum laude in both her classes. Her achievements, coupled with her ability to speak multiple languages, has enabled her to travel internationally, trading up to millions in commodities. This experience has given her valuable information to use in helping the busy professional with career coaching as they work toward reaching their life's goals.
In addition, Stephanie can provide valuable presentations for parents and educators to help them understand some struggles experienced by today's youth and adolescents. When Stephanie enrolled in the Counseling@Northwestern program, she became particularly interested in depression. She focused her capstone project on evaluating depression with an emphasis on, "The effects of screen time among children, adolescents and the family". Through these studies she has come to believe nuero-cognition heavily influences the child’s psychological development. From this Stephanie has developed family systems groups that allow the entire family to search together for solutions that may help their family live the best life possible.
While Stephanie specializes in working with children and adolescents, her therapeutic approach as an LPC-Intern will lie in CBFT coupled with psychoeducation and group therapy. Stephanie believes, although parent training is essential in family growth and psychotherapy, families, seeking therapy as a cohesive unit is more powerful and generates greater change than working with the individual members. She is also a strong advocate for psychoeducation surrounding the teenage brain and its influence on an adolescent's developmental stages. Additionally, she works with children, whose parents are going or have gone through separation or divorce.
As a mother of two children, Stephanie understands postpartum recovery and postpartum depression among women. Stephanie has several years of experience working with mothers who have struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety and depression after abortion. She has as well, worked with mothers with Special Needs children, helping them transition.
Her future goals include completing her LPC licensure process, pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Psychology, writing & publishing children books, exploring international school counseling opportunities and setting up non-profit organizations for foster children and orphans. Stephanie currently resides in The Woodlands with her husband and four children. In her spare time, she loves to read, cook, swim and spend time with her little ones! She also serves as the Secretary to the Saint Anne's Society at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and volunteers her time at St. Anthony's Career Support Ministry, Divorce and Support Group and St. Martha's Society.