Stephanie Hill, MA, LPC
As a relational person, I believe that my connection with a client is an honor. It is of utmost importance to me that your sessions are a safe place to be yourself - whether that means you show up happy, sad, afraid, ashamed, angry, or numb; and a secure place to share ANYTHING and know you will be accepted and honored (never judged). Within this space, I have witnessed deep healing. I am interested in knowing the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. No matter your story, I hold hope that freedom and peace are possible. I believe there isn't a person you wouldn't love if you understood their story.
If you are struggling with the impact of childhood or recent trauma in your life, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, anger, eating disorders, attachment and intimacy difficulties, or recovery from narcissistic abuse; and don't mind a person walking alongside you, I'd love to meet you. My rich experience running intensive outpatient programs in multiple eating disorder treatment centers has given me a unique skill set that easily translates to creative and experiential approaches in individual sessions. I have developed a style of counseling that begins with assessing and building any coping/communication/relational skills needed, followed by the exploration of underlying trauma (little or big) that contributes to a person's suffering in present life. I have come to believe that ignoring one's past pain only leads to a continuation of pain. You can expect me to offer a combination of warmth and kindness, paired with careful and thoughtful challenges to support you in achieving your goals.
My experience as a counselor began in 2005 upon graduating with my Masters in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. I was lucky enough to be trained in EMDR in 2007. Since that time, I’ve received extensive training in the treatment of Trauma, Complex PTSD, somatic approaches, group therapy, Interpersonal & sexual violence/abuse, Codependency, difficulties with anger, Eating disorders, Addictions, and Men's issues to include eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anger issues, relational difficulties, combat trauma, etc. I also have advanced training in treating First Responders. It is important to me to use a faith-based approach if desired/important to my clients, while respecting each person's faith and value system. (I will never tell you what to believe!)
I plan to offer group therapy in the future, because I wholeheartedly believe in the unique ways healing is found in a group context that are very different than in individual therapy. I hope you’ll check it out. Stay tuned…
I would be honored to work together to build you up in a life of balance, peace, healing, freedom, and joy. It's hard to surprise me! I've heard it all! I hope you will reach out soon. I'm here.
personal mission statement
My mission is best summed up with a few of my favorite quotes, which demonstrate my commitment to helping both my clients and myself experience purpose, healing, life, deep connection, and adventure.
“To be free is to truly live.” - Unknown
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” - Carl Jung
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” -John Muir