Stephanie  Sulea
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Stephanie Sulea

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Tustin Accepting In-person
Updated June 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Stephanie is passionate about journeying alongside adults and adolescents as they experience the difficulties of life transitions and discover who they truly are. People often find themselves in painful relational patterns and spaces of internal suffering that hinder them from living the fulfilled life they desire. Stephanie believes that deeply exploring oneself from a holistic and creative posture is what allows people to authentically live in the freedom of who they truly are.

She believes that while many of us experience pain as a result of relational wounds, it is only within the context of relationship that true healing can be felt. Stephanie utilizes a Psychodynamic, Attachment and Relational approach, but incorporates other treatment modalities to cater to the uniqueness of each client.

She enjoys working with people who suffer with the following issues: depression, anxiety, stage of life concerns, attachment issues, early childhood/developmental trauma, unexplained digestive concerns, sexuality, spirituality, and relationship distress.

Stephanie received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Biola University. She went on to obtain her Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University. Stephanie also holds a Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute.

Stephanie is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a Friend of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute.


Message to clients

Deciding to start therapy is an incredibly brave decision. While mental health has become a much larger conversation in our culture, sadly, there is still stigma surrounding the desire or need for processing with a professional. I'm encouraged that you are taking the courageous steps to begin your healing journey. I like to think of therapy as two people showing up with their authentic selves in the room. While my training and experience has equipped me with the knowledge and ability to help people--YOU are the authority on your story. And I look forward to being welcomed into that sacred space and learning more about where you've been, where you are, and hopefully together we can discover where you're going.


Specialties

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family 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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

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

Insurance

Stephanie Sulea is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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 11am-7pm
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Tustin practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-7pm
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - Present
Center for Individual and Family Therapy (CIFT), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2014 - 2018
Outreach Concern, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, 2013 - 2014

Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2021
Azusa Pacific University, M.A. Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2014
Biola University, B.A. Pyschology, 2012


Licensure

California: LMFT99190


Languages

English