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Stephanie Gilbert is a licensed mental health therapist in Washington, DC, and Maryland. She specializes in working with teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 30 years old. Stephanie has advanced training in treating anxiety-related concerns and is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.
Stephanie’s clients often struggle with worried thoughts and irrational fears, which lead them to avoid social situations, seek out reassurance from others, or engage in people-pleasing or perfectionistic behaviors. These challenges often arise during major life transitions or may be associated with relationship, school, or work-related concerns.
With trust, encouragement, and authenticity, Stephanie gently challenges her clients to question their thought processes and reevaluate their behaviors. Stephanie’s clients feel a sense of comfort and confidence to explore and confront their difficulties in a safe, therapeutic space. Additionally, Stephanie assists clients in adapting techniques utilized during therapy session into homework assignments to continue their growth outside of sessions.
Stephanie aims to help clients learn ways to tolerate anxiety and discomfort, and ultimately respond in a healthier, more productive manner. Stephanie’s therapeutic approach stems from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Stephanie strongly believes in the rapport-building process and feels that a positive, trusting relationship is the key to growth.
Stephanie is currently offering virtual sessions via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Reach out to her to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Years of Experience: 9 years
Loyola University Maryland, MS Clinical Psychology, 2015
University of Maryland, BS Psychology, minor in Human Development, 2013
Washington DC: PRC15101