Stefanie Donnelly, Therapist in Denver, Colorado — Zencare
Stefanie  Donnelly

Stefanie Donnelly

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
California, Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado Accepting Online
Denver Waitlist In-person
Updated July 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Shame

Professional statement

Stefanie Donnelly is a clinical psychotherapist in Denver, Colorado. Stefanie is also licensed in Illinois, California and Minnesota. Stefanie offers remote sessions for clients located in Illinois, California and Minnesota. Remote and in-person sessions are offed for clients located in Colorado.

Stefanie has experience working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, transitional issues, and shame. Anxiety, trauma, shame and womxn’s health (such as perinatal counseling) are areas Stefanie specialize in.

Stefanie identifies as a feminist therapist. Her approach to therapy supports all gender identities.

Initial sessions focus on what brings you to therapy at this time and identifying therapeutic goals. Stefanie will ask questions to get to know you and to better understand how she might help nurture growth. Stefanie views the therapist client relationship as egalitarian. Her work with clients is a collaboration.

Stefanie works to establish and build a trusting relationship. Trust and providing a safe supportive space is extremely important to her. Your boundaries will always be respected. Stefanie will offer psychological insights. When appropriate and with client consent, Stefanie will reframe or gently challenge thoughts or behaviors that may not serve you in your desire to grow.

What may stand out about Stefanie’s therapeutic approach is the acknowledgement of the relationship between your psychological wellbeing and your environment. Stefanie encourages an in depth exploration of the inner self. However, when applicable and if aligned with a client’s therapeutic goals, Stefanie will work to increase an individuals awareness of how social conditioning, oppression and sexism influences their life.

Stefanie incorporates psycoeducation and training on empirically supported cognitive/behavioral based coping strategies. Stefanie will check in periodically to ensure that you are feeling understood and supported and adjust if therapeutic needs or goals are not fully met.


Message to clients

I focus on empowerment, awareness, authenticity and self-compassion. How to nurture and strengthen a sense of self: identifying core beliefs, strengths, vulnerabilities and fears. Exploring what brings you a sense of meaning and purpose. Identifying ways that you want to grow and paths to growth. Participating as a companion and advocate on your journey towards wholeness and healing.

I emphasize the role of neuroanatomy in mood and anxiety disorders, however, also conceptualize issues within the social context such as external barriers or issues like unconscious role expectations impacting your ability to live authentically.

What is your perception of self, others and your world view? What experiences and significant relationships that have shaped these perspectives? If an experience has led to dis-regulation or dissidence, what are you struggling to integrate and why? What are your core fears? What role does fear play in your life? Have your defenses or ways of coping manifested in a way that feels healthy or have these tendencies and convictions led to detachment and dissociation?

We’ll reconstruct and revalue rejected parts of self that feed into fears such as being unlovable. During the session analysis, as difficult emotions surface, I utilize techniques such as mindfulness and meditation to help you feel grounded and regulated. I incorporate somatic therapy into treatment. I provide psychoeducation and training on empirically supported cognitive/behavioral based coping strategies. You are not alone on this journey. I’m committed to your growth and all the support you might need along the way


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Stefanie Donnelly is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 1pm
  • Tue 6am - 1pm
  • Wed 6am - 1pm
  • Thu 6am - 1pm
  • Fri 6am - 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 1pm
  • Tue 6am - 1pm
  • Wed 6am - 1pm
  • Thu 6am - 1pm
  • Fri 6am - 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 1pm
  • Tue 6am - 1pm
  • Wed 6am - 1pm
  • Thu 6am - 1pm
  • Fri 6am - 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6am - 1pm
  • Tue 6am - 1pm
  • Wed 6am - 1pm
  • Thu 6am - 1pm
  • Fri 6am - 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Denver practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 1pm
  • Tue 9am - 1pm
  • Wed 9am - 1pm
  • Thu 9am - 1pm
  • Fri 9am - 1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years



Licensure

California: 2996

Illinois: 180009666

Minnesota: 1316

Colorado: LPC.0017984


Languages

English