Brave Becoming A New You
The vision of A BETTER ME WELLNESS is to make an impact in thousands of lives and influence future generations. We deal in matters of the heart by equipping those with broken spirits to find healing in pursuit of their best life.
Stephanie has been practicing therapy in Houston, Texas since 2018. Her personal mission is “to equip those with broken spirits to find healing in pursuit of their best life.” She aspires to make an impact in thousands of lives and influence future generations. She fervently believes that therapy can produce healing in the flesh, and God can heal the spirit. Both can lead to better mind, body, and spiritual wellness and wholeness. She encourages clients to learn from their own struggles, discover their authentic self, and live a life of freedom, hope, and possibility. To learn more about my approach to therapy click here.
Stephanie is an alumnus of the University of Southern California (USC) with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a Summa Cum Laude alumnus with a master’s degree in counseling from Houston Graduate School of Theology (HGST). In addition, she holds a postgraduate certificate in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist , a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), and a Certified Spiritual Director. In addition, she has over 20 years of professional business experience serving as a change advocate in various leadership roles within multiple industries.
These two terms can mesh and or stand alone.
Grief produces a sad and upsetting state (as in mourning the loss of a loved one, job, pet, friendship, etc.) but may not cause Trauma.
Trauma is a hypervigilant response to a terrible or life-threatening event (e.g. rape, natural disasters, car accident, or other threats of violence) that can cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Complex -PTSD is another type of trauma. It occurs from childhood neglect, other types of abuse, domestic abuse, human trafficking, even war. Complex-PTSD impairs our ability to form secure attachments with others. We struggle to self-regulate emotionally, dissociate from situations, and have trouble controlling our own thought processes
These are the patterns of interaction with family members, and/or the interpersonal interactions with partners, colleagues, etc. that we experience daily which impact how we relate to, interact, and function in relationship with others.
These are internal conflicts between who you believe you are (identity), what you tell yourself and others, and how others see you. These inner conflicts impact your sense of self (i.e. how you see (image) and feel (esteem) about yourself).
These are two separate conditions that are sometimes experienced together.
Anxiety is a physiological overwhelming reaction to stress that often causes feelings of dread, panic, or a feeling of being in danger.
Depression is a condition in response to stress, that typically affects our mood, and causes symptoms including prolonged sadness, loss of appetite, poor daily functioning, and loss of interest in any routine activities.
These are common psychosocial stressors caused by sudden life event changes that linger on for months and affect how you think and feel. Such as work related issues, job loss/unemployment, illness/disability, natural disasters, moving/relocation, financial problems.
These are issues that impact how we relate to God within ourselves and what attitudes and behaviors of the spirit and soul disturb our connection to God.