Steph’s approach to therapy and healing is rooted in the understanding that our experiences with systems of power and oppression and the space we have had to hold our pain can deeply impact our connection to self, the body, and community. Steph rejects the racialized notion that the therapist is the expert in the room, and encourages folks to hold themselves as the expert of their lives. Steph believes that each person is multi-dimensional, and that they already hold within them the capacity to heal and grow.
Making sense of your journey and healing can be a complex, deeply vulnerable, and sacred process. Through curiosity and collaboration, Steph strives to hold space for exploring and connecting with all of the parts that exist within you. Steph brings a keen sense of compassion, humor, and warmth to the room and is ready to meet you where you are in your own internal process.
In the therapy room, Steph draws upon their intuition, lived experience, and the voices of ancestors, teachers, guides, and colleagues that have built a foundation for relational work, ancestral healing practices, critical race, and queer theories. Steph’s hope is that through intention, pace, and mutuality, a path to collective healing, joy, and liberation can begin.
pronouns: name, they/she
Education and Training
MSS (MSW equivalent) • Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work & Social Research
BA • Criminology and Psychology • Chatham University
Areas of Specialization
LGBTQ issues, race and oppression, identity exploration and development, family dynamics, trauma, anxiety and depression, emerging adulthood, life transitions, substance use, ambiguous loss