Stephanie  Brissette
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Stephanie Brissette


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated January 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Body image
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Stephanie Brissette is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles. She works with individuals (teens + adults) and couples. Many of Stephanie’s clients come in to address anxiety, pre/postpartum mental health, relationships, and stress & burnout. Stephanie is particularly passionate about serving young adults, couples, and new moms & families. She has pursued post-graduate training in the areas of emotionally focused therapy (EFT), perinatal mental health, and mindfulness.

Stephanie uses a holistic approach of evidence-based strategies including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and mindfulness. Stephanie meets each client as an individual and uses the approach best suited to their needs and goals. She helps clients to pause, take a step back, and gain a clearer understanding of where their current narratives, routines, and ways of relating to others are no longer serving them. This approach supports clients to feel more grounded, secure, and capable of making changes in their lives to move meaningfully towards their goals.

Stephanie's style is warm, engaging, and direct. When clients first start therapy, she begins by getting to know each client as a couple or individual rather than as a list of symptoms or diagnoses. She then works with compassion and curiosity to understand where clients are feeling stuck, and how best to help them move forward.

Stephanie received her MA from Antioch University Los Angeles and her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continues to pursue additional trainings and specialities in order to best serve her clients with the most up-to-date and effective approaches. Outside of work, she loves to travel, be in nature, read, play tennis, and spend time with family and friends

Message to clients

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task - I know, I've been there. When you're looking for support, finding someone who you connect with and feel comfortable with is one of the most important factors; because of this, I begin every new therapy relationship from a place of humility, curiosity, and compassion while I get to know you and your specific needs. I will always work with you to understand your specific concerns, needs, and goals, and I will work with you to identify the best path forward.

I'm passionate about mental health during pregnancy & postpartum, women's health, stress & burnout, coping with high-stress careers, life transitions, disordered eating & self-esteem, couples, and working with teens and young adults. I know each situation is unique, so I utilize a holistic blend of evidenced-based therapies in order to best meet your needs.

As your therapist I will: listen with compassion + curiosity, guide you to reflect + gain deeper understanding of your emotions and experience, and empower you to explore making changes in life to help you move toward your goals. I look forward to meeting you.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

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


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


Stephanie Brissette 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)
  • Couples sessions: $170 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


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 9am - 8pm
  • Tue 9am - 8pm
  • Wed 9am - 8pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Firestone Group, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2022 - Present
Rebecca Udell Psychotherapy, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2022 - 2022
Antioch University Counseling Center, Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee, 2021 - 2022
Reasons Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Mental Health Worker, 2019 - 2020

ICEEFT (The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy), Advanced Core Skills (In Progress), 2023
Antioch University Los Angeles, Master's in Clinical Psychology, 2022
ICEEFT (The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy), Externship, 2022
Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom, Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training, 2022
TF-CBT, Certificate in Trauma-Informed CBT, 2021
DONA, Postpartum Doula Training, 2020
University of Wisconsin Madison, Bachelor's in Community & Environmental Sociology, 2012


California: 132879