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STEPHANIE STACO, LMHC LPC

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New York state licensed therapist Stephanie Staco received their Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University. They have since worked in a variety of settings, including correctional facilities, court systems, schools, and community mental health. Their therapeutic approach draws mainly from the psychodynamic method, incorporating some aspects of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

Stephanie prides themself on being neurodivergent-affirming, sex-positive, and culturally-competent with all of their clients, and is always open to feedback on how our sessions can be more beneficial to you.

Stephanie has first-hand experience as a member of the neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and kink communities and thus has a unique ability to provide insight and support to other members of those communities. They were inspired to become a therapist because of their own experiences with mental health counseling and a desire to help those in marginalized communities and those with diagnoses that are still heavily stigmatized.

Stephanie is also licensed in Colorado (LPC) and Florida (Telehealth Only). For more information on Florida Out-of-State telehealth provider registrations, please visit https://flhealthsource.govitelehealth/

SAM ZAROU, MHC-LP

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Finding the right therapist and beginning therapy can feel overwhelming, and I acknowledge your bravery in taking this step towards self empowerment and improvement. I aim to create a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and create a non judgmental, comfortable and safe environment. I look to help clients process their emotions, thoughts and behaviors, create a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves, and ultimately develop self compassion and positive change. I work collaboratively with clients to identify both positive and negative patterns or areas for potential growth in their lives, create goals for themselves and improve in these areas at their own pace. 

I currently hold a limited permit in mental health counseling. My approach includes psychodynamic, person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mind-body mindfulness and relaxation skills. I always aim to provide a culturally competent, safe space. I strive to work with the mind, body, and nervous system to create healing that addresses both the past and present. I primarily work with adults, and support diverse communities, including women, neurodivergent individuals, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and first-generation Americans. 

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