My name is Stephanie McGee and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. I have always had a passion for working with youth and families who have experienced various hardships in their lives. This passion has stemmed from my own personal experiences and the experiences of those around me. In providing counseling services, I not only take into consideration the individual but also those closest to them. I focus on how their experiences have shaped their behaviors and interactions with others. I have found that when providing counseling services, it is not only important for the individual to learn new tools and techniques but that it is also important that those around them are accepting of the changes that they wish to make in their lives. Having a supportive environment is crucial to making change and without this, change is that much more difficult to make. When individuals enter into counseling those closest to them may find that they too must shift and change with the individual, and this is not always an easy feat. However, with support and collaboration this too can be the beginning of change for the individual but also those most dear.
I have found my passion in working with adolescents and adults. I provided therapeutic services based upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. With these approaches, the client is the driver and my duty and or role is to provide support and assistance with the individual experiencing the changes that they deem of importance. I believe that no one knows what is best for an individual better than the clients themselves. I will focus on strengths and assist you with rediscovering what makes you unique and sets you apart from everyone else.
I am a hardworking therapist who must also remind myself that self-care is important and should be defined by the things that brings us the most joy. I enjoy spending time with my children, listening to their goals and dreams and providing support when needed. I also enjoy my adult time that consists of sitting at the beach with a good book and listening to the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore. I spend time meditating to ensure that my thoughts are aligned with my true self and in prayer ensuring that the words into which I speak are formulated from a place of love and understanding. This is my passion which can be felt with every interaction, I look forward to speaking with you to share with you in discovering your hopes, dreams and desires.