Stephani Bradford, Therapist in Austin, Texas — Zencare
Stephani  Bradford
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Stephani Bradford

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas Accepting Online
North Loop Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Stephani Bradford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Austin, TX. Many of Stephani’s clients begin therapy because they’re finally ready to prioritize their mental health. Often, these clients focus most of their energy making other people happy without spending time or effort on themselves and their needs. This can lead to feelings of disconnection – to the self and to others – and a lost sense of self. In starting therapy, these clients dedicate themselves to putting their needs first, even if they aren’t sure what exactly this looks like. Stephani helps clients figure out what this looks like.

Often, Stephani works with clients who previously experienced trauma. The impacts of this trauma can become chronic stress or anxiety. Stephani’s approach to treating clients comes from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Clients learn how to identify negative thought patterns that lead towards stressed or anxious moods. Stephani also teaches them how to place painful memories behind them so they can stay present in the workplace and in their personal lives.

Stephani earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She has over 8 years of experience supporting clients. Her style is approachable and compassionate, and her goal is to help clients find the most effective self-care practices for them.


Message to clients

I'm passionate about working with people who want to evict their inner critic, but who still want to succeed in work or school. I'm all about examining our anxieties, how they help us, how they keep us stuck, and how we can make them work for us instead of against us.

Let's talk about how to get balance back in your life, how to feel fulfilled at work, in your relationships, and with yourself. We can discuss what you can do with that pesky critical voice you have that second guesses your every move--and how you can take away its power.

I specialize in working with adults who struggle with anxiety, stress, and perfectionism. I’m also EMDR-trained and have a special place in my heart for helping those who have experienced trauma. I believe that therapy can be playful, creative, and refreshing, in addition to being life changing--I know it has been for me.

You've already taken a huge first step in deciding you're curious about what therapy has to offer. Contact me for a free initial consultation and let's talk more about how I can help.


Specialties

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Stephani Bradford 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: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

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

North Loop practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about availability
  • Tue Please inquire about availability
  • Wed Please inquire about availability
  • Thu Please inquire about availability
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Stephani Bradford Counseling, Owner and Therapist, 2021 - Present

University of Texas at Austin, Masters of Science in Social Work, 2016


Licensure

Texas: 63054


Languages

English