Stephanie Dunlap is a licensed clinical social worker. She believes we all have the keys to our own healing within us, and the therapeutic relationship provides the ground for unlocking that healing. She is committed to meeting clients, couples, and families where they are while gently challenging unhelpful narratives and stuck points through a variety of client-centered therapeutic approaches. She treats trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, gender and sexual identity, and other issues through nondirective and directive play therapy, IFS (Internal Family Systems), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), narrative therapy, existential therapy, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and other modalities. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and will be certified in using EMDR with sandtray in May 2023.
A former print news reporter, Stephanie worked in a number of social service nonprofits before completing her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2018 with concentrations in Mental Health and Family Systems. She has served clients of all ages in an outpatient therapy center as well as in an elementary school, in the Denver women’s prison, in private practice, and on the streets with individuals experiencing homelessness. She has a special passion for working with kids and families as well as adults who have experienced trauma.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, writing, spending time with friends, running, eating dark chocolate, and relaxing with her partner, two dogs, a cat, and a handful of houseplants.