When we desire self-improvement, change is always possible, but sometimes we can face challenges that leave us feeling stuck, hopeless, and alone. Stefania has worked with couples and individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as individuals with a history of childhood adversity and trauma. As an immigrant herself, Stefania looks forward to continuing to work with immigrants, as well as first and second-generation Americans.
Stefania values the healing and corrective experience of therapy aiming to empower clients through acceptance, understanding, empathy, and challenge. She uses a client-centered, curious, and collaborative approach to therapy in order to foster a safe, judgment-free environment for open and honest reflection and feedback.
Her work with individual clients centers around making meaning of current and past lived experiences, navigating significant life transitions, managing anxiety, depression, abandonment, and loss. Stefania works with couples at any stage of the relationship (dating, pre-marital, married, contemplating divorce/separation) and is passionate about helping partners rebuild intimacy and trust after infidelity. Her therapeutic technique draws from various systemic models based on the client’s needs including: Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotionally-Focused, and Trauma-informed therapeutic approaches.
Stefania is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCM851). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and French Studies from Smith College, and her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Maryland, College Park. Stefania is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, and is currently taking pre-marital clients as well as couples, and individuals.
Hourly Rate: $180
Specialties: Trained in Prepare/Enrich (premarital couple therapy program), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (non-certified), EMDR (non-certified)
Specific Issues I Deal With: Communication Issues, Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity, Life Transitions, Family Of Origin Conflict, Complex Trauma, Addiction/Substance abuse
Client Types I Work With: Adult Individuals, Couples (premarital, dating, cohabiting, married)