STEPHANIE POST

Psychological Assistant – #PSB 94023438

Supervised by Ariel Shidlo, PhD – #PSY 28631

Location: Financial District & Potrero Hill

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Stephanie Post

SERVICES

  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • LGTBQ-Friendly Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Young Adult Therapy

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Childhood Abuse: Emotional & Physical
  • Codependency
  • Communication Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

EDUCATION

  • PsyD – California School of Professional Psychology
  • MA – California School of Professional Psychology
  • BA – Chestnut Hill College

APPOINTMENTS

EMDR sessions are available in 45 or 90 minute durations. Talk-therapy sessions are available in 45 minute durations.

MEET STEPHANIE POST

“Working with me is a collaborative and reliable experience. I offer a reflective and nonjudgmental atmosphere for you to talk about what’s important to you, and together, we develop practical solutions and goals that are aligned with your core values.”

In relation to my clients, I am interactive in the therapy process, offering both understanding and empathy but also gentle challenge to patterns of thinking, relating, and behaving that are discordant with your values.

The co-created therapeutic relationship can offer clients important insights about themselves and their relationships outside of therapy, as well as the opportunity to experiment with desired ways of being in the world. As such, I may incorporate role-plays, guided visualizations and meditations, and mindful-eating exercises into my sessions so clients can embody and reinforce their desired change.

One of my roles is to help clients become aware of their blind spots – thoughts, feelings, and strengths they might not have known they had – serving as a sounding board or source of perspective that can help them make sense of their experiences.

Since our immediate and broader socioeconomic environment influences much of who we are, an important aspect of our understanding your personal experiences is to consider the roles of culture and systems of oppression and privilege. Considering these roles, my therapeutic stance is to honor and help clients integrate various social identities that may exist into an authentic, self-accepting True Self.

Examining past experiences can also help us understand our patterns, release difficult, unprocessed emotions, and cultivate greater compassion for our current struggles. But sometimes, what the mind forgets, our body remembers, so I may use a variety of mindfulness-based techniques to help increase your bodily awareness.

Through greater awareness & self-compassion, there is potential to revise the meaning we originally attributed to our experiences and ourselves into a more complete, balanced narrative.

My understanding of and treatment approach to the issues you bring in are influenced by the latest neuroscience and trauma research, along with other influential schools of thought, such as relational psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.

My integration of these various conceptual orientations, research, and techniques allow me to help you strengthen your mind-body connection, explore in-depth your issues, and use that insight in service of meaningful behavioral change. With awareness and intention, you can create new neural pathways that underlie and support your authentic self.

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415.952.0290

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