Female, Anonymous - North Providence, RI
Steph has been such a blessing to my life. I have been meeting with her for 4 months and have learned so much. I struggled with self-image, self-worth, and ultimately self-love. I learned that I had a rejection mindset and didn't fully understand the depth of God's love for me (which at it's core created so many of my struggles). Through Steph's wisdom, I now understand that God's love and grace "in Christ" is unconditional. This understanding has enabled me to give love and grace to myself and others. I no longer have a rejection mindset, which had held me back for 20+ years. I no longer put my worth, acceptance, and love in others, but rather, look to God for all I need.
I understand God is everything I had been seeking. He is the ultimate Father. Humans are imperfect. They can't fill us up like God can. I enjoy how Steph is SO thoughtful. She truly gets to the root of the problem and doesn't just put a band aid on the client. I appreciate how she doesn't hold herself back and is honest with her insight and advice. REAL healing requires REAL advice.
Mary Wagne - Boynton Beach, Florida
I worked with Stephanie for about 3 months and can honestly say I feel more alive now! I was scared of starting therapy at first but Steph really made it something I looked forward to. These counseling sessions opened a flood gate of information and emotions that before I tried to just bury and bottle up. During my sessions, I wasn't only just talking about my emotions but I really had to examine myself as a whole. I liked how Steph would not only listen but would also hold me accountable. There were times when it felt like chunks of weight had been dug out of myself and just thrown away. The weight has lifted out of my heart and it feels great! I have learned how to handle issues in a healthier manner that before would really bother me.
My relationship with God has also improved and I feel more connected. I always knew Jesus loved me but my heart didn’t grasp it completely. Now that it has, I lean to God more, and my life feels like it makes sense. I remind myself that God loves me every day. I don’t allow the enemy to bring me down like he did before. There will always be issues in life but I am committed to not "fall back" to old patterns. Today, I love myself better and have created necessary boundaries to protect myself and my family... And doing so has made me feel so much better. Things are falling into place and it’s amazing!
Jessica Murphy - Attleboro, Massachusetts
My favorite thing about my first session was that at the end there was a plan in place. After my first session, I knew immediately that change was coming in the best way. Each time I meet with Steph it is like meeting with a trusted advisor who listens to you, and then in turn teaches you too. There are so many things I have gained and learned from our sessions together. I learned how to recognize and reframe negative self-talk. I now find myself reframing bad thoughts that come up throughout the day. I also learned more about how to set boundaries in my life and have successfully applied boundaries at work. The skills I have learned with Steph have given me more confidence in myself. Lastly, my relationship with God has only improved since my sessions with Steph. Adding another Bible study with new people in my life has allowed me to broaden my scope of reading. It also has allowed me to hear different perspectives of the Bible and learn more from other people too.