STEPHANIE RAMOS, LMFTA
Meet Stephanie Ramos, LMFTA...
Regardless of the particularities of our journey, opening ourselves to human connection within that journey is a courageous act. My approach to therapy is grounded in my commitment to honoring this courage and creating space for my clients to share their story at a pace that feels safe for them. In my clinical experience with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and age brackets, I have witnessed the powerful impact of family and community systems on clients’ emotional experience of themselves.
Over time, our experiences in our social contexts create internalized stories about our identity and relationships that can be either constructive or destructive. These stories are also powerfully linked with our emotions, thoughts, and a legitimate need for human connection. At some point, most of us need additional support to help shift stories that have become too constricting and are impacting our ability live full, meaningful lives in relationship with others.
Although I draw most heavily from Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, and Narrative Therapy, I am committed to treating my clients as whole people with emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and cultural dimensions that impact their well-being. I am also committed to helping individuals and families recognize the unique strengths and resources that have made them resilient through their life challenges. More specifically, I am passionate about working with clients who are navigating the pressures of identity work and find themselves struggling with anxiety or depression in the process of making difficult decisions about goals and relationships.
I am also passionate about working with clients who need a safe space for wrestling with questions about their spiritual or religious identity. In the process of exploring their story and deciding how this story will shape their identity, clients often discover that major life transitions trigger emotions related to unprocessed trauma or grief. My goal is to allow room for complex emotions that arise while also providing tools for containing these emotions and integrating them in a way that promotes healing and empowerment.
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