Stephanie L. Denton
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #101640
Supervised by Lilia Leshan #50518
I welcome all parts of yourself into therapy. Life can bring uncomfortable, challenging and painful experiences; as well as connected, fulfilling and joyful experiences. It can be hard to explore the array of emotions associated with these experiences and develop an awareness of the impact they have had upon you while also keeping up with the day-to-day demands of life. This can lead to feeling split, depressed, numb, and out of touch which can negatively impact love relationships, friendships and work life.
Through attuned listening, warmth, and at times humor, I offer a safe and comfortable space where together we can work on integrating all of the parts of yourself in order to foster a deeper sense of wholeness in life. I welcome your intuition, imagination, spirituality, and creativity into the healing process. I believe there is innate medicine and wisdom within you, which when cultivated, will help you on your life’s journey.
I work collaboratively and relationally. I draw from a psychodynamic, trauma-informed lens. I do Parts work, where we explore the different and sometimes (or often) conflicting natures of ourselves as well as somatics.
I offer arts therapy such as visual art, music therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches including guided meditations.
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA children, adults and families. I offer non-directive play therapy in my work with children.
I also specialize in working with folks experiencing anxiety, depression, and shame as associated with interpersonal trauma, systemic trauma and difficult life experiences. I work with folks from a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds.
I have worked in Cambodia using the arts with orphaned HIV+ children, and girls who had been forced into the sex trafficking industry. My Undergraduate Degree is in International Studies with a focus on Latin America and Women in the Middle East. In-between Undergrad and Graduate school, I worked in Transitional Housing doing crisis intervention with unhoused adults experiencing co-occurring disorders. At that time I trained in Harm Reduction as a model of working through substance abuse + trauma with individuals. My Graduate Degree is in Counseling Psychology/Expressive Arts Therapy.