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Stephaney Ottey-Williams(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Florida
Anger management-Cultural adjustment-Parenting-Spirituality & religion- Trauma-Social anxiety-

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Professional statement

Stephaney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with almost a decade of experience in the field of mental health. Her expertise lies in treating adults and adolescents for various mental health challenges and co-occurring diagnoses, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavioral issues.

Stephaney's journey to becoming a therapist was inspired by her unique experience of migrating to the United States as an adolescent. Arriving in the United States at the age of 13, she faced significant challenges due to culture shock, leading to severe anxiety. Overcoming constant worry and the fear of being bullied by her peers, Stephaney discovered her natural inclination to observe and support others, and made friends by offering kind words and a listening ear. Through faith, supportive family, and a few good friends, she was able to process her feelings and experiences, recognizing the benefits of a strong support system and the importance of social and relational connections.

As a mental health counselor, Stephaney considers it a privilege to be part of that support system for many individuals. She provides a non-judgmental space, allowing clients to move at their own pace while exploring, identifying, and processing their problems with dignity and respect. Stephaney works collaboratively with clients to connect the dots between their thoughts, emotions, and actions, providing effective strategies to promote healthier thought processes. She believes that challenges and roadblocks can be opportunities for reframing negative perspectives, gaining new insights, and developing tools to tackle challenges in positive, healthy ways.


Message to clients

While the challenges and roadblocks we face can feel insurmountable, they can be great opportunities to promote personal growth. I believe that every human being deserves a chance to be heard and understood, and therapy has taught me that as human beings, we are more alike than we are different. We all face challenges of some sort, and a little help goes a long way in overcoming life's biggest obstacles. So as your therapist, I’m excited to be a listening ear for you and help guide you toward your goals.

"Let all that you do be done in love,"

Stephaney Ottey-Williams, LMHC


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years


Trinity International University, M.A.C., 2017

Licensure

Florida: MH20084

Languages

English

Specialties

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Lucet
  • Medicare
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Sunshine Health
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (60min)