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Stephanie Marks, LPC

Stephanie Marks, M.Ed., LPC, LPCC has more than ten years of experience in private practice helping adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and couples navigate mental health challenges. She earned her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri.  Stephanie most commonly works with anxiety, depression, giftedness, ADHD, self-esteem & body image issues, relationships, grief, disordered eating, and trauma. She specializes in and especially enjoys working with gifted adolescents and adults.

Stephanie takes an affective approach to therapy, and incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, trauma-informed care, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness into her work with clients. She also facilitates two LGBTQ+ inclusive groups: one for high-school-aged girls and one for college-aged young women.

Stephanie’s style of therapy is client centered, relaxed, and collaborative. It is vital to her practice that clients know they are talking to a real human being, and her client-therapist relationships are built on mutual trust and safety. Stephanie believes that mental healthcare should be holistic. To get at the whole person, she likes to explore the interplay between movement, nutrition, sleep, and time spent in nature with clients. Stephanie often advocates for her clients and helps to coordinate support with other academic and healthcare professionals, like diagnosticians, medical doctors, psychiatrists, academic advisors, 504 coordinators, and dieticians.

Outside of her home office in San Jose, California, Stephanie is an avid hiker and eater of takeout. She is learning to surf, loves gardening, and her favorite part of every day is spending time with her fifteen-year-old wiener dog.

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