Stephanie’s clinical experience includes college counseling, early intervention with special needs infants, school-based therapy for at-risk youth, and private practice for all ages. Her counseling style is warm, accepting and directive, utilizing each individual’s strengths and values. She incorporates therapeutic models such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Internal Family Systems. Stephanie values the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for lasting change.
Additionally, Stephanie is a Certified Health Education Specialist and places a high priority on incorporating healthy lifestyle changes to improve one’s mental and physical health. She has recently deepened this passion with training on Nutritional and Integrated Medicine for Mental Health Professionals. At Skyterra Embrace, she strives to provide each student with education and tools for optimal health and wellness.
Stephanie says: “I am inspired by the process of change. By separating from the outside world and looking within, we find the strength and tools that help us move forward. I hope to walk alongside students and empower them in this transformative process during their stay at Skyterra Embrace.”
Certifications and Achievements:
- MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hawaii Pacific University
- BA in Health Education and Promotion from Hawaii Pacific University
- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
- Certified Health Education Specialist