Stephanie  Souza
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Stephanie Souza

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Not Accepting Online

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available California therapists on Zencare.

Updated February 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Welcome. I use a collaborative approach to help improve self-awareness and understanding, and identify opportunities for growth, healing, and empowerment. In my work with individuals, I aim to redirect your focus and process experiences and ideas in a new way. This can lead to improved communication and decision-making strategies, to help build resiliency, and create positive movement in your life.

I draw upon several theoretical approaches including clinical hypnosis for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I also utilize a relational approach grounded in the framework of existential-humanistic therapy to address interpersonal and relationship difficulties, intimacy, infidelity, life transitions, and grief and loss. This experiential relational style can improve self-awareness, identify opportunities for growth and empowerment, build resiliency, and improve communication and decision-making strategies that support your long-term goals.

Throughout my years of experience I continue to find that the therapeutic relationship is essential as connection and collaboration are vital to creating space for understanding. This can be a place to start in helping you create more fulfilling connections and relationships with yourself and with others. Private pay, insurance, and FSA & HSA accepted.


Specialties

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $210 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12pm-6pm
  • Wed 12pm-6pm
  • Thu 12pm-6pm
  • Fri 12pm-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years



Licensure

California: 30660


Languages

English