⭐⭐ Please contact Stephanie via email to request becoming a new client ⭐⭐
Stephanie Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and LCSW Qualified Supervisor, with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University. Stephanie is trained in both EMDR and Gottman therapy.
Stephanie began her career in 1994 as a counselor working in a residential substance abuse treatment program, and her passion for recovery work has only grown over the last 25 years. Understanding that substance use disorders and mental illness affect both the whole person and the family unit, often for generations. Stephanie's social work experience has taken place in a variety of settings, including outpatient, residential, day treatment, and hospital settings, as well as school-based services. She spent years teaching as an adjunct professor at UWF.
Stephanie works with clients struggling with substance abuse, alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, young adult issues, relationship issues, parenting issues, life transitions, divorce recovery, and codependency. Stephanie especially enjoys working with our local active duty and retired veterans. Stephanie is also passionate about helping teenagers (ages 16+) navigate the murky waters of adolescence, which often include peer issues, divorce, grief, behavior problems, and drug use. Stephanie prefers using EMDR to treat both past and present trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.
As an LCSW Qualified Supervisor, Stephanie also supervises LCSW interns.
While Stephanie does also provide telehealth, it is critical to note that she is only licensed to provide therapy via telehealth to clients who are in Florida or Alabama.
Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey. ~s. mcnutt