Stephanie Langenfeld LCSW
Stephanie holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Portland State University and a Bachelor's (B.S.) from the University of Oregon in Psychology and Journalism. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Oregon. As a lifelong learner, Stephanie actively participates in continuing education, taking courses with subjects relevant to her profession, and participating in professional supervision and consultation groups with other licensed therapists in order to support her work with clients. She has experience as an adolescent and family therapist in a middle and high school-based program; has extensive experience in group facilitation, including skill building work with adolescents in the juvenile justice system, families experiencing divorce or custody changes, and cognitive behavioral groups in the prison system; and experience working in community shelters with individuals and families who have experienced homelessness or domestic violence.
Individual therapy (adult, adolescent), family therapy, group therapy
Stephanie works with a wide range of issues and value the unique abilities of each individual to create change in their life. She believes that everyone has the capacity to change regardless of their past experiences. Ultimately, Stephanie believes the most important aspect of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. If personalities clash or if a client isn't comfortable then progress will be more difficult. The first session is a chance for her clients to get a feel for her and for Stephanie to gather information to see if she can help. She uses a collaborative, strength-based approach to help decide therapeutic goals and how to achieve them. Stephanie implements techniques from various theories and styles as suited to each person. Overall, she comes from a systems perspective that acknowledges the importance of our intimate, family, social, and larger cultural relationships and their impact on our current wellbeing. Stephanie incorporates a variety of techniques and perspectives based on client needs, such as narrative work to help "re-write" negative self-concepts; structural and strategic family therapy to facilitate useful and creative ways of changing family dynamics; dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to increase coping skills and mindfulness; and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help gain insight and make adjustments to our perceptions and actions. She is LGBTQ and poly friendly.
I love movies, books, and music. In my spare time I enjoy soap making, jam making, and knitting, and in the summer camping, hiking and especially swimming. I tend to do all these things with my blended family and our extremely adorable dog.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64
ADHD , Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Depression, Grief/Death, Stress Management, LGBTQ+, Women’s Issues, Postpartum Depression , DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Mindfulness