One on One Therapy Services
In a safe, caring, and confidential environment you will work one on one with Stephanie to to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors that are causing you distress and difficulty in life, and that are preventing you from reaching your goals. Together you will work through challenging memories, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, abuse, and sexual assault to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. You and Stephanie may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on your unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
College can be an overwhelming time in one's life -- while there are a lot of ups, there can be a lot of downs as well. Your workload is heavy, you are facing a tremendous amount of pressure, and you may be feeling anxious or depressed about what the future holds. If this sounds like you, reaching out to a therapist for support during your college years can be the difference between taking time off for mental health reasons, or reaching your goals and maintaining your emotional well-being.
College counseling centers are wonderful for short term support, but they are not designed for longer term therapy. It can be difficult to build and maintain a therapeutic relationship when there is a wait list to get in to see a provider, a provider may not be available to you when you are on break or leave terms, and you do not have a choice of which provider you see.
Stephanie has many years of experience working with college students and knows the ins and outs of high-pressure college systems. She can work with you to overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and sexual assault. Feelings of inadequacy and stress, difficulty integrating into a new environment, and worries about the future are also common concerns, and they can be overcome with support.
Stephanie's office is easily accessible from Dartmouth, being 1.5 miles from the center of Hanover, NH. The Brown Advance Transit bus is a free shuttle that runs between Hanover and Norwich, where the office is located. Stephanie also offers Teletherapy services for clients who have difficulty attending in-person sessions and would prefer to speak over a secure, HIPPA compliant video app.
The client portal allows you to see Stephanie's schedule in order to request and schedule appointments online and to manage your sessions at your convenience.
What to expect...
When you first reach out to Stephanie she will answer any questions you may have, and offer a free 15 minute consultation. Once you have made an appointment she will send you a link to an online portal where you can complete intake forms and provide background on important topics.
The first session is 90 minutes long, and subsequent sessions are 60 to 90 minutes depending on the modality of therapy. The first few sessions will consist of assessments as Stephanie learns about you and the issues that are bringing you to therapy at this time. Together you will decide upon goals for therapy and the subsequent sessions will be focused on helping you build the skills you need to reach those goals. Periodically you and Stephanie will evaluate your progress and determine whether you have met your goals or if there are new goals you wish to pursue.
Teletherapy services are available for individual sessions upon request.
What is a "Marriage and Family Therapist" and can one provide individual therapy?
Stephanie is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, which can cause confusion for clients who are seeking individual services. "Marriage and Family Therapy" is a bit of a misnomer -- MFTs are 'relational' therapists. What this means is that they view individuals in the context of the relationships those individuals are in. This includes a client's family of origin, their family of choice, their romantic partners, their friends, their school, and their workplace. MFTs are always looking for patterns and the ways in which individuals impact the systems they are a part of and the way those systems are impacting the individual.
All that is a long way to say, "Yes! MFTs treat individuals!"
Ready to begin?
If you would like to make an appointment or have some questions you'd like answered, please don't hesitate to reach out.