Stephenie Carlson, LCSW

Meet Stephenie Carlson, MSW LCSW

Joni Antonia, LMSW | Aspire Counseling | Columbia, MO 65203

Who do I help?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, like you can’t find the energy to do the things you enjoy? Does it feel like you have no time to care for yourself, upset and fighting with the people you are the closest to? Are you experiencing a relapse with an issue like depression, anxiety or an eating disorder that you’ve experienced in the past?  If so, I may be the right therapist for you.

I listen non-judgmentally and bring a sense of humor into the therapy office.  I consider you the expert on your own life, partnering with you to create a goal and a plan to achieve the life you want.  I work with a variety of people, with a special interest including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and those in the LGBT communities. I help people who have felt overwhelmed and full of self-doubt find their own confidence and certainty in the decisions they make. I help those feeling like they have no time to take care of themselves use specific tools for self care and relaxation.  I help people who struggle with those they love most feel more at ease and connected to their loved ones. I help people who have faced the same issues on and off for years not only feel better this time but develop a plan for coping with these issues in the future.

Through my own life, I’ve faced challenges that have taught me not only how difficult life can be but the value of putting in the hard work to better your situation.  I believe in the power of people taking control of their life and making their dreams come true. With a solid plan, the right tools, and the support you need, creating your ideal life is possible.

 Experience, Credentials & Training

I received Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Social Justice in 2010, and  completed my Master of Social Worker (MSW) in 2013, both at the University of Missouri – Columbia (go Tigers!). I have worked with non-profit agencies helping families, children, and adolescents for over five years, and have worked as a therapist for children and adolescents in a local agency for the past two years.  In March of 2018, I completed more than 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience and passed an intensive exam to earn the title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am also a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers. I am trained in specific therapies such Motivational Interviewing and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and am working toward certification in EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  I also have been trained in different counseling techniques and approaches and may implement some skills from other therapeutic approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). My approach is tailored to your needs and what YOU want your therapy to look like.

If you are willing to take another step forward toward changing your life for the better, please reach out and contact me today.


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