Stephanie Buttacavoli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Orange County, Ca, where she works with couples, families and individuals on improving their relationships and overall functioning. Many of her clients come in for therapy to learn healthy ways to cope with life stressors, depression, anxiety, and past trauma. In couples therapy, she addresses issues in communication, intimacy and mismatched parenting styles. In addition, Stephanie has over 21 years of experience in addiction treatment and understands how to motivate clients needing sobriety. She is well versed in providing clear direction to family members challenged by the impact of addiction. Her client focuses are current complaints, patterns of behavior, family history and cultural expectations to properly assess, diagnose and develop goals for treatment. Stephanie believes mutually agreed upon goals leads to success in treatment.
Stephanie's approach begins with building rapport with clients and providing a safe place for them to share their pain, while learning how to accept validation . Her style is interactive and non-judgmental, with the client being the expert on their life. She focuses on helping her client achieve insight into why the problem exists and how to manage the symptoms, utilizing CBT and Mindfulness. She supports her clients in exploring when the problem first began and how it may have been compounded. Her clients gain a better understanding of their behavioral and emotional patterns from their past and how they may be repeating. As a result, her clients feel empowered, set boundaries with themselves and others and are able to ask for what they want in their relationships.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 22 years
Kaiser Permanente, Psychotherapist, 2007 - Present
University of Southern California, Adjunct Professor, 2012 - 2017
Riverside County Mental Health, Psychotherapist, 2000 - 2004
University of Southern California, Master of Social Work, 2000
Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1997