137 N. Oak Park Avenue, Suite 327,
Oak Park, IL 60301
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 605,
Chicago, IL 60601
Stephanie Harris, MA, LCPC
Traumas can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, angry, sad and hopeless. I can guide you to navigate and manage these feelings, and I can help you return to your natural feelings of peace and joy.
My approach is collaborative and supportive, and I come from a person-centered orientation -- meaning that I will start by acknowledging your specific traits and experiences, and I will help you examine what has been working and not working for you in your current situation. I will help you change the maladaptive patterns that have been limiting you. Working from the wellness model, I will help you tap into your own strengths to restore security and peace in your life.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. I have worked with survivors of sexual assault, people who have grown up with addictions, and have led support groups for women who are going through a divorce. I speak Spanish and have worked with the Latino community for several years. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my practice. On a personal note, I am from Vermont, and like to bring Vermont's tendency to advocate for people's rights into my counseling; helping my clients to become stronger advocates for themselves. I look forward to working with you!
Demographics: Individual Adults and Couples, and Adolescents/Young Adults
Specialties and Clinical Interests Include:
Survivors of Sexual Assault
Adult Children of Alcoholics (and other addictions)
Adolescents (ages 10-18) and Young Adults (Peer relationships, Academic Challenges, Identity Issues)
Grief and Loss
LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“This too shall pass,” credited either to a fable written by Persian Sufi poets, or as part of Jewish folklore, originating with King Solomon