Stephanie Winn LMFT
Stephanie has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has a 200-Hour Teacher Training Certification - Yoga Works. Stephanie also has a Diploma in Ayurvedic Science from the Ayurveda Institute of America.
Counseling for individual adults, couples, and adolescent girls.
Stephanie's approach to psychotherapy is eclectic and client-centered, rooted in a humanistic-existential approach. She conducts sessions in a manner that is warm, spontaneous and intuitive; the relationship that is formed with clients is her primary source of guidance as to how she may help. Stephanie then draws from a range of interventions inspired by Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Emotion Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, Play, Art, Narrative and Somatic therapies. Stephanie believes that we are not separate from the systems in which our identity is embedded - including family, culture, and ecological community. She is interested in how the mental health symptoms that bring one into therapy, might reflect and serve the broader context of ones life. She believes that much of a client's potential for post-traumatic growth lies in the capacity to transform the ways in which one makes sense of their life; to heal relationships around them, the world and their higher power(s); and to discover a sense of identity, purpose and creative power. As a therapist, Stephanie believes it is her deepest honor and life's calling to serve as a confidante and guide in this process.
As well, the mind is not separate from the body. Stephanie is interested in your health from a holistic perspective. How are you sleeping? How are you nourishing yourself? How do you move your body? How do you manage stress? What brings you pleasure? Who do you love and how are you relating? What do you expect of yourself and others and where did you learn this? How do you experience the ebbs and flows of time? How do you express yourself creatively? When do you feel closest with your higher power(s), ancestors, the earth? All of these are worthy of our attention when we explore the sources of suffering, as well as its solutions.
During my free time I enjoy listening to and creating world music; dancing; working out; cooking and eating delicious food; attending festivals; enjoying tea; cultivating meaningful rituals; being in nature and connecting with loved ones.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64
Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Stress Management, Sexual Issues, Women’s Issues, Abuse, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, LGBTQ+, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Foster Care/DHS Involved, Domestic Violence, Couples Therapy