STEPHANIE E. WILSON
LISW-S, MSW, JD
Stephanie is a licensed independent social worker with supervision designation. Stephanie is also an EMDR therapist through an EMDRIA-approved program. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and her master’s in social work from the University of North Carolina School of Social Work. Prior to becoming a therapist, Stephanie practiced law for 8 years. As a result, Stephanie has a passion for supporting clients that work in high stress professions and clients navigating work and life transitions.
Stephanie has over 13 years experience as a clinician. Stephanie’s theoretical orientation tends to be eclectic and integrative incorporating interpersonal process therapy (IPT) (here and now, corrective emotional experience, process comments, therapeutic alliance), psychodynamic, with particular emphasis on object relations, family systems and attachment theories, relational and CBT models. Stephanie approaches therapy from a strengths-based approach, focusing on client’s inherent strengths and resiliencies rather than their weaknesses. Stephanie also utilizes CBT to focus on changing negative core beliefs and cognitive distortions, DBT to teach distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal assertiveness skills and EMDR to address trauma. Stephanie is very relational in her approach in order to provide clients with a corrective emotional experience and holding environment for them to feel safe, secure, empowered and validated.
Stephanie’s areas of interest and expertise include: high stress professions, counseling lawyers and law students, life transitions, women’s issues and eating disorders, grief and bereavement, adolescent and college mental health, relationship and interpersonal concerns, and couples work. However, Stephanie considers herself a generalist first and foremost and maintains a broad caseload consisting of clients with a range of presenting concerns. Stephanie also provides psychosocial assessments, consultation, education and has a passion for mentoring new clinicians and providing supervision for independent licensure. Stephanie is comfortable working with clients of all backgrounds and has consistently been told that she has a unique ability to relate to clients and make them feel safe, understood and heard.
Stephanie is not accepting new clients at this time.