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My Story

        I'm Dr.Stephanie White, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced clinical training in performing counseling and psychotherapy at the outpatient, inpatient (Acute), and partial hospitalization levels of care. I have been trained in many multifaceted evidence-based psycho-therapeutic techniques since August of 1998.

        I am here to guide you through life's most complex and difficult matters. I offer my patients the luxury of Teletherapy counseling behavioral health services. I truly care about my patient's well-being and guarantee top-of-the-line counseling and psychotherapeutic services catered to their needs. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Since becoming a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida in 2002 I have provided a number of evidence-based therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences.

         Patient well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help my patients through all their obstacles. Get in touch with me today for more information. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you through your journey!
 

Education

Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW)
University of South Florida - 1996

Master's in Clinical Social Work (MSW)
Florida State University - 1998

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
California Southern University School of Behavioral Sciences - 2010

National Association of Social Workers Diplomate in Clinical Social Work - 2004

Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) - 2022 

Areas of Expertise

  • Emotional Support Animals

  • Psychiatric Service Dogs

  • Personality Disorders 

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Substance-Related Disorders/Addiction

  • Stress-Related Disorders

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Chronic Pain

  • Self Esteem

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Biopsychosocial Assessment

  • Grief/Loss

  • Clinical Consultation

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Anger Management

Why Therapy?

Therapy is about making movement. The purpose of therapy is multifaceted. People who engage consistently in therapy generally have fewer negative emotional symptoms and report experiencing a higher overall quality of life after receiving treatment. It is important to understand that therapy is not a quick fix or one size fits all. Therapy is a process. The type of treatment approach implemented in therapy will be discussed between you and your provider. What can one gain from being in therapy?
 

  • Feeling Validated 

  • Feeling Less Anxious

  • Feeling Less Sad or Depressed

  • Having Increased Motivation

  • Having a New Perspective on Life

  • Personal Growth

Why Therapy?

 
 
 
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What to Expect 

TOP QUALITY CARE WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN GUIDING YOU ON THE PATH TOWARDS SELF-HEALING

Perhaps you're down or anxious? We are living in a time where the world does not feel like a safe plan right now. Or, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions, I promote optimal behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.

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Services

TELE-MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

I have completed the Tele-Mental Health Training Certificate (THTC) program through the Telehealth Institute. I offer Tele-Therapy services in the states of FL, AK, ID, Wi, IA, WV, HI, NE, TX, VT, CA, ND, NV, WY, NJ, LA, KS, KY.

TRANSFORMATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY

Grounded in the mind-body connection, Dr. White believes in a holistic approach using mindfulness practices and other methods like guided meditation. Dr. White provides valuable techniques to help clients work towards forgiveness and resolving emotional and spiritual conflict. She also works with clients on taking care of their mental and emotional wellbeing through awareness and understanding patterns of behaviors through improved communication styles. Dr.White applies a combination of traditional Western therapy with nurturing mind-body therapies. It is all about healing from within and seeing oneself as having that power to heal through meditation, mind-body techniques, and positive energy.

FAMILY THERAPY

Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It Might be time to seek help from a licensed professional, My Family Therapy sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life's most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT/CLINICAL INTERVIEW

Prices vary so please call for more information. I do offer comprehensive clinical psychosocial assessments, also called a biopsychosocial assessment for all new patients. This is a mental health counseling and treatment service.  This assessment may take anywhere from 50 to 90 minutes.  

DEPRESSION THERAPY

Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, and more. 50 min - Call for Pricing

Depression does not discriminate! Symptoms can leave you feeling fatigued, angry, irritable, hopeless, and even questioning your purpose in life. Taking that first step in seeking professional help is the most important step to getting better. While it can be scary and even intimidating, do not be discouraged. I am here to help guide you through the process and even help you tap into your true strengths. It is a path we can walk together. Call me today! 907-313-8919

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Therapy is a process. In therapy sessions, I work from a framework that integrates psychodynamic concepts, family systems theories, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. We'll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you "re-frame" your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life's obstacles. I'm confident you'll find my personalized individual therapy beneficial and inspirational.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL SERVICES

I do perform ESA services. If you are an ongoing client and seeking an ESA assessment, please understand that this involves a complex assessment process. Part of that process is where we discuss your treatment goals, counseling needs, coordination of care, and how your animal is not a pet but functions as a therapeutic nexus in mitigating your emotional duress. I am an expert on these laws, ethics, and evaluations for emotional support or psychiatric service animals.

COUPLES THERAPY

If you're looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a certified Psychotherapist that cares, then you've come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life's most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.

ANXIETY THERAPY

PTSD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Trauma Disorders, Agoraphobia. 50 min to 90 min - Call for Pricing

Making the decision to seek counseling and psychotherapy can be life-changing. I am here to help and offer therapeutic and evidenced based approaches to treat Anxiety Disorders, such as Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and other Situational, yet Specific Phobias that can have very anguishing and paralyzing emotional and psychological effects. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, which involves an intensive 12 sessions trauma focused treatment based collaborative process targeting trauma memories and the neurocognitive and physiological reactions that patients are afflicted with from trauma based memories. I am trained in Cognitive Restructuring Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, which involves 12-16 sessions of intensive and focused work. I also provide Systematic Desensitization techniques that offer mitigating measures to clients that promote balance and healing along the way. Let's get started today!

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anger issues,PTSD, Trauma, CBT, Personal Wellness. 50 min - Call for Pricing

Behavioral Therapy is a type of modality that involves the use of many interventions derived from behavioral frameworks in psychology used to modify undesirable learned behaviors by using the removal of reinforcers and the pairing of alternative behaviors to produce the desired outcomes. I work collaboratively with my patients to assess their environmental and social influences, determine the antecedents to behaviors, and assess all learned/conditioned maladaptive patterns of behaviors that do not support a healthy balance or lifestyle. Call me today for more information.

Depression, Anxiety, Family, Individual, Counseling, Anger Management, PTSD. 1 hr 20 min - Call for Pricing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced-based technique that pulls from several cognitive and behavioral interventions. Doing so allows the therapist to work with the client at challenging negative automatic thoughts and distorted or fissured paradigms that often destabilize the person's emotional and psychological welfare. The goal of CBT is to promote more adaptive and healthier coping skills and emotional regulation of the patient. Improving distress tolerance and coping capacity are key to CBT interventions. Let's get started today!

ACCEPTANCE COMMITMENT THERAPY

Mindfulness, Anxiety Disorders, Stress Relief, Here and Now, Awareness. 50 min - Call for Pricing

ACT can be applied in any client's life to help with anxiety disorders, chronic pain, depression, crises, eating disorders, and social anxiety. Dr. White teaches clients how to develop psychological resiliency and employ the six core principles of ACT using mindfulness, commitment, awareness, and focused states of attention through a variety of evidenced-based interventions.

 
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Here are what Clients say about Dr. Stephanie white

REVIEWS

Here are what Clients say about Dr. Stephanie White

"Stephanie, not only does she help me in a therapeutic professional way just speaking with her, but she made sure that my family (my cats) would continue to be emotional support for my daughter and me after our loss. She is very knowledgeable and personable. I honestly can't thank her enough for everything she has done for us."

"Dr. Stephanie is very compassionate, comprehensive, and empathetic. She did for me in one session, and I saw her for several, but the first session she achieved what it took another therapist to do in a year. Truly brilliant and skilled!!!"

"Excellent therapist! Took her time to work me, listened, helped me to feel better."

"Excellent practitioner and very genuine. She is very patient and the first one I have met to actually take her time with a patient. Very knowledgeable about medical problems and medications. Great person!"

"Dr.Stephanie White took her time to explain the mechanisms, both physically and emotionally, which helped me find some closure to my issues. She is very knowledgeable and a true professional. I felt she was genuine and very insightful. A true healer. I would recommend her to anyone."

RESOURCES

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health information and counseling resources. The information listed on this website is not meant to replace that direct level of professional engagement and level of care.

SUICIDE/CRISIS:

National Sucide Prevention Lifeline

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK:
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA:
NAMI:
THE RECOVERY VILLAGE:
SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK AND RESEARCH:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOME CARE AND HOSPICE:
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING:
SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE:
MEDICATION:
ASSOCIATIONS AND INSTITUTES:

DrugWatch.com

American Mental Health Counselors Assoc.
National Mental Health Assoc.
Natinal alliance on Mental lllness

ANXIETY:

Anxiety.org
Anxiety and Depression Assoc.of America 
The Anxiety Network

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

BPD Central
BPD Resource center
National Education Alliance for BPD

EATING DISORDERS:
CENTER FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES:
PERSONALITY DISORDERS:

Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders

ATTENTION-DEFICIT
HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS:

ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Assoc,
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.NIMH

TELEMENTAL HEALTH
RESOURCES:

DSW-V: Diagnoses Criteria

CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE:

Childhelp USA
Questions and Answers abou memories of
Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Wensite

ESA RESOURCES:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 
PUERTO RICAN & HISPANIC
SOCIAL WORKERS:
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF 
BLACK SOCIAL WORKERS:
ADDICTION AND RECOVERY RESOURCES:

Alcholics Anonymous.
Narcitics Anonymous
AL - Anon
SAMHSA'S Treatment and Recovery
Addictions and recovery

PTSD/TRAUMA:

Gift From Within
My Ptsd/Trauma
Trauma Survivors Network
National Center for Ptsd/Trauma
Give an Hour
National Center for PTSD Real Warriors
Sidran Institute

DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS:

Neuro Web

DEPRESSION:

The Depression Center
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance 
Help For Depression

 
 
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Getting Started

Fees / Rates

This will be discussed during the initial appointment. A session is based on the type of service, which may be anywhere from 50 to 90 minutes. 

SESSION RATES :
$150 - $300

TYPES OF PAYMENT :
case, credit card, or check accepted for payment at the time of service.

PAY BY :
ACH bank transfer, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Cash

Cancellation Policy

I understand that we all have days, where things can get out of hand and emergencies come up. Please understand that if you are canceling the appointment in less than 24 hours, I will need to charge for that session. It is often difficult to have a person fill that slot last minute. I totally understand that there are times when it is an emergency. We will discuss this on an individual basis.

Insurance

I do not accept insurance. However, I do provide all the necessary paperwork for my clients to be reimbursed by their insurance provider. The majority of my clients may receive some form of reimbursement from their insurance providers. Please call your insurance provider to determine your coverage and level of reimbursement

I am currently accepting new patients. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

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