GroundWork Counseling Is Pleased To Formally Introduce: Stephanie Vacala, MSW, LCSW
GroundWork Counseling is pleased to formally introduce Stephanie Vacala! Stephanie joined the GroundWork Counseling team in December 2016 and provides individual therapy to adults struggling with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, substance use disorders and disordered eating patterns. Stephanie utilizes evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while also integrating mindfulness and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills.
“I believe that life is meant to be lived abundantly and enjoyed fully, however, I understand that life can present with unexpected challenges. Change and uncertainty can be scary and often frustrating, and I have a passion for helping individuals overcome these challenges through evidence-based treatment. Making changes requires courage and a willingness to be open and honest with oneself, and I am here to help. My goal is to assist you to gain insight to the challenges in your life and learn new skills and techniques to overcome them. I offer a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive space for you to do this work. As research indicates, evidenced based practices yield the best results. By applying these techniques, we can begin to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and identify any patterns and connections that exist. More importantly, we can begin to work towards replacing unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that you engage in, to move you in the direction of living your most meaningful life.” – Stephanie Vacala, LCSW