Stephenie Carlson, LCSW

Meet Stephenie Carlson, MSW LCSW

 

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If you could look six months into the future, where would you like your life to be?  Do you know what will bring you closer to your ideal life?  Do you have the tools to get there?

My name is Stephenie Carlson, and I help people overcome their obstacles to live their most authentic life.  I became a mental health therapist, because I enjoy helping people.  I love to watch people grow, succeed and take ownership of their own future.  You can create your ideal life and counseling can help.

Dark days and dark emotions happen.  It may feel like all of the good has been sucked from the world. It’s almost like something is trying to claw it’s way out of you and there’s a gaping hole in your chest.  It’s a physical pain and it feels hopeless to even try to fill that hole.  I also know that eventually things will get better. I’m not going to lie, it won’t be easy. It takes support.  The kind of support I like to provide as a caring therapist.  I will walk with you on your path to healing and celebrate each small victory right along side you.

LGBTQ & Trans Affirming, Trauma Informed Therapist

Anyone ready to do the internal work of therapy will be a great fit for me, though I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ community.   I have experience working with the transgender community in particular and individuals with a variety of gender identities.  In fact, I have worked with several transgender teenagers and enjoy helping young adults on their path to self discovery and self acceptance. Whether you are gender fluid, non-binary, bigender or don’t place any label on yourself at all-you are welcome here.   My office is a safe and affirming space for people from all walks of life to find healing and personal growth.  We will create a treatment plan that will help you meet your own goals.

My Approach

I have knowledge of several evidence based therapy techniques and frequently use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  As an EMDR therapist, I’ve seen tremendous healing in my clients over the past two years.  I am in the certification process for EMDR and have used these techniques for clients who have experienced significant stress, anxiety or have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  I see myself as a partner on your healing journey and will individualize our work together to help you reach your goals.

Starting Counseling

Things seem really dark right now.  I want to be your partner as you search for the light again.  It’s time to take the first step and call me for a free consultation.  We’ll chat on the phone about how counseling can help and see if we’re a good fit.

You can set up your free phone consultation by e-mailing me at Stephenie@aspirecounselingmo.com, calling our intake coordinator at 573-328-2288 ext 0 or just call me directly at 573-328-2288 ext 4.

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