Stephanie is the Clinical Director of The Kraft Group Inc. She assists in the development of internal motivation to identify individual strengths that will encourage overcoming personal barriers through a holistic approach. Not only is her aspiration to improve a person’s self-worth by providing guidance through difficulties in performance and arousal, but to assist in the development of healthy relationships, starting with achieving confidence and value in self.
Stephanie’s non-judgmental approach allows individuals and couples to openly discuss concerns with their sexual functioning, expression and trauma. Stephanie’s view of trauma is an unplanned, alteration in a prospective life journey that may hinder the sense of safety, self-worth, identity or engagement in relationships. She helps clients develop and strengthen coping mechanisms through psychotherapy utilizing a cognitive behavioral approach, while processing through distressing situations or experiencing sexual aversion.
In addition to being an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and therapists, Stephanie completed a fellowship training program through the Meadows for working with Sex Addiction. Stephanie is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who served in the New Jersey Army National Guard for six years. She accomplished her undergraduate education in Psychology at Daniel Webster College, her Masters of Social Work at Rutgers University and is currently a PhD. Candidate in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University with a focus on sexual trauma. She works with the full spectrum of issues from sexual trauma to sex therapy with individuals and couples using Cognitive and Bowenian approaches. She also includes Internal Family Systems (IFS) modalities and external family system approaches, to assist in developing a complete understanding of cognitive functioning and processes.
Stephanie is also certified in and utilizes Pet Therapy. Stephanie has experience working with families, young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, infidelity, relationship issues, sexual abuse, substance abuse, developmentally disabled adults and LGBTQ youth.