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Meet Stephanie 

 Psychotherapist and Social Worker

Stephanie is an experienced psychotherapist and clinical social worker.  Her therapeutic work with individuals and families spans over two decades, specialising in complex trauma and grief and loss.  With a background in individual and family therapy, child and adolescent mental health, domestic and family violence, out of home care and child protection she is confident in holding a safe and non-judgemental space. With a deep commitment to social justice principles Stephanie respects individuals as the expert in their care and recovery. 

Stephanie now splits her time between her psychotherapy practice in Katoomba and her work with NSW Health as a trauma therapist. Her approach is anchored in the conviction that every individual possesses inherent worth and deserves deep, fundamental human connections: to be truly seen, heard, and understood. 

 

She is gifted with natural heartfelt compassion, a warm spirit, tremendous intuitive insight, a broad toolkit of therapeutic skills and a rare dedication to her clients who benefit greatly from their sessions with her.   

Stephanie Grant BA CYC; MSW

Psychotherapist and Social Worker

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Stephanie's Approach to Psychotherapy

(If you would like to chat more about Stephanie's approach to therapy and what it might be like to start therapy sessions with her, get in touch today to book a discovery telephone call)

Relationships Matter

Stephanie believes every family has the potential to thrive. Her family therapy sessions are grounded in her extensive training and experience in both attachment and family systems theory, ensuring both a holistic and evidence-based approach. With a focus on enhancing connections and understanding, Stephanie helps families address underlying issues, build helpful skills, and bring playfulness and joy back into relationships. Rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration, she offers a down-to-earth, practical approach to overcoming communication struggles, behavioural concerns, and emotional disconnects. Stephanie's approach works to create a supportive, nurturing environment where every family member get the chance to feel heard, valued, and understood, building the foundation for a stronger, more resilient family.

Growth and Recovery from Trauma

Stephanie brings a deep well of expertise and a profoundly human touch to each session. Her approach to trauma therapy is rooted in the belief that healing is inherently relational. Drawing from multiple attachment-based therapy modalities, Stephanie understands that our connections and relationships are fundamental to growth and healing after trauma.​  She is trained and experienced in various therapeutic modalities, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy(EFT), Interpersonal Neurobiology, Narrative and Somatic based interventions. These frameworks allow her to work with different parts of the self, fostering a comprehensive and integrated healing process. While her training and knowledge are extensive, it is her genuine, human connection with clients that truly facilitates recovery. Stephanie works hard to continually update her skills through clinical supervision and further research and training in the best practices to ensure the highest level of care.

Supporting Mental Health 

Stephanie's approach to supporting mental health (particularly for those struggling with anxiety and depression) is influenced by the Human Givens model as taught by Lee Trew (Connection Culture founder). This model emphasizes the importance of 'creating a life that works' to address both immediate needs and deeper more underlying issues.  Through two decades of experience working with people (as well as her own personal journey), Stephanie knows deeply that healing and well-being are fundamentally relational and are best achieved through a combination of therapeutic modalities. Her practice is shaped by the clients she has been privileged to work with and learn from over the years.  Stephanie incorporates Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Person-Centered approaches and Compassionate Inquiry, alongside mindfulness-based therapeutic techniques in her approach to mental health. Additionally, Stephanie utilizes cognitive-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to offer comprehensive support.  Her goal is to provide a compassionate, trauma responsive and empathetic space where clients can explore their experiences, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and work towards a more fulfilling life. By addressing both the immediate symptoms and the deeper roots of anxiety and depression, Stephanie helps clients build a life that not only functions better now but also supports long-term well-being and resilience.

Self Exploration

Drawing inspiration from renowned thought leaders such as Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Brené Brown, Esther Perel, Susan Johnson, and more, Stephanie's therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that the path to transformation starts from within. With a deep reverence for the wisdom of the human experience, she creates a nurturing space for you to delve into the depths of your being, uncovering layers of resilience and insight. Guided by principles of mindfulness, compassion, and authenticity, Stephanie accompanies you on this profound journey of self-discovery, offering support, encouragement, and gentle guidance every step of the way

Why Naturopathy

How can Psychotherapy be helpful?

In Stephanie's own words, "I wholeheartedly believe therapy can be lifechanging.  I still vividly recall how daunting it felt to seek therapy for the first time. Despite maintaining a facade of "everything is alright”, inside I was far from alright. During our sessions, the therapist was able to see deep beyond the surface issues and dive into the internal issues. In this way I was gently guided to a deeper understanding of my reactions and patterns. This experience empowered me to embrace and express my true self more fully.  As a therapist, my goal is to extend this opportunity to others.”