She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
We have added an intern to our team expanding our availability!
Stephanie Freitas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Westchester, NY. She works with Adolescents, young adults, adults and families. Many of Stephanie’s clients come in to address mood instability such as depression or anxiety, life transitions, seeking to improve their relationships, cultural or racial identity concerns, women's issues, and exploration of sexual identity/orientation. Stephanie is particularly passionate about serving young adults, LGBTQ+, college students, and adults. She also has advanced training in the area of life transitions, multicultural competence, and processing complex emotions.
Stephanie is trained in Client centered, individualized approaches, CBT, client centered, reality based therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, multicultural therapy, LGBTQ+ sensitive approaches, supportive therapy, and strength based approaches. These approaches will help shift patterns in thinking and reinforce behaviors that support mood stability. Through utilizing these approaches, clients also develop coping skills that will help sustain improved mood over time. In session, Stephanie focuses on collaborating with you to create a truly individualized plan for each client. During sessions, we can incorporate grounding exercises, mindfulness, and holistic approaches or explore traditional clinical approaches based on what works best for you. This approach supports clients to feel empowered, to take charge of their lives and set healthy boundaries with others so that they can experience improved mood and relationships.
Stephanie's style is collaborative, goal-oriented, and empathetic. When clients first start therapy, we establish a strong bond and create a safe space for you to process complex emotions. We look at your most immediate concerns and explore your past life experiences and how they impact you now. .
Stephanie received her MA Mental Health Counseling from John Jay. Outside of private practice, she passionate about raising awareness for mental health needs and fighting stigma. She currently offers both in person and telehealth appointments.
Race & cultural identity - Providing a culturally sensitive space, incorporating your culture in your treatment, reconciling cultural issues and exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity.
Mood disorders - Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
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
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
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
We recently added an intern to our team expanding availability and financial options for those in need!
Years of Experience: 7 years
Footprints to Feel Better Mental Health Counseling, Supervisor/Clinician, 2020 - 2021
John Jay, Master's Degree Mental Health Counseling, 2016
New York: 008548