Stephanie Thomas, LCSW

Online Therapy in Pennsylvania

Online Therapy with Steph Thomas, LSW

Accepted Insurance Plans: Steph accepts Capital Blue Cross, Highmark, out-of-area BC/BS Plans, and Quest, and can see individuals with CHIP for any of these plans. She will soon be in-network with Geisinger and UPMC. Steph can also see clients using their insurance out-of-network and self-pay clients.

Location: Online therapy

Client Ages: 14 to adult

Loves Working With:

  • Clients healing from trauma
  • Anxiety, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Autism/ASD
  • Members of the LGBTQ+ community

Credentials & Special Training: Steph graduated from Millersville University with her Masters in Social Work. She has extensive training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and has also been trained in Exposure and Responsive Prevention Therapy (to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). She will be completing training in EMDR this spring. Steph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Availability: Steph is accepting new clients for online therapy in April 2024. If interested, please complete an Intake Request for Telehealth.

THERAPY STYLE

I strive to create a strong relationship of trust and respect with each client. I use a number of evidence-based therapies and incorporate whatever is the best fit for each client:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma therapies including Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Exposure & Response Prevention (for treating OCD)

WHAT TO EXPECT

My name is Steph! Whether you’re struggling with past traumas, navigating identity and relationships, or managing overwhelming emotions, I am here to support you. I am a trauma-focused therapist treating teens and adults, with a special focus on the LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent communities. I also treat anxiety, depression, and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Using evidence-based therapies, I’ll tailor our time together to meet your unique needs and goals. We’ll honor your strengths too, emphasizing your inner resources as we navigate challenging times together. Depending on what you need, we might work on challenging unhelpful ways of thinking or behaving, increasing your ability to manage and accept your emotions, build your resiliency, and enhance problem-solving.

I am dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive space for you to navigate difficult emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Since I provide online therapy, we’ll meet using a secure video platform. I’ll always be in a private, confidential space and I’ll use my training and experience to guide your therapy, just like I would if we were meeting in the office.

If you are ready to explore your experiences, better understand your mental health, gain new skills, and find healing, I would love to be a part of your journey.

MORE ABOUT STEPH

Favorite Quote: “Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.” ~Samwise Gamgee, Lord of the Rings

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On a Personal Note: Outside of therapy, I very much identify as a hobbit. I like to live a simple and peaceful life, surrounded by a close circle of friends and family. I enjoy quiet activities like cooking/baking, crafting, and tending to my houseplants. When I’m not enjoying the comforts of home, I’m usually attending a concert, spending time in nature, or exploring antique stores and bookshops. I love animals and have two cats of my own, Domino and Mr. Bee.