Stephanie is a Clinical (Mental Health) Social Worker and Psychotherapist, drawing on over 10 years of experience working clinically across the life span with individuals and groups in both the public and private sectors. 

Psychological therapy offers you the opportunity to address mental health disorders such as anxiety & depression, but also increase your self- awareness, feel understood and therefore understand your own emotions & behavior more fully & work towards a more balanced and health relationship with yourself and those around you.

Steph draws upon her training in Social Work and Counselling, using a variety of therapeutic approaches such as: EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy or Process Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy), Person Centered Therapy, ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness & CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Steph also has experience facilitating Sand Play Therapy and offers this to her clients where appropriate in order to enhance the therapeutic outcome.

Steph has experience and passion for working with all age groups, including children (10+), adolescents and adults. Areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, trauma (including complex trauma), disordered eating & Eating Disorders, body image issues and addiction issues (including working with Benzodiazepine Withdrawal). She works holistically, treating you as a whole person and always taking into account the family and systemic issues that may be impacting.

Private fees for a 50 min consultation are $130, however if you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP you can claim a rebate from Medicare of $74.80. Bulk Billing is available to those clients on a concession card, full time students and those with genuine financial need.

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Social Work (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Graduate Diploma Counselling & Human Services (LaTrobe University, Melbourne)
  • Masters of Counselling & Human Services (LaTrobe University)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Member of AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers)

 

How Do I Book a Session with Stephanie?

To make an appointment with Stephanie please call Geelong Bodi and Mind on 03-5223-2370 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a preliminary consultation.

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