Psychotherapy or "talk therapy" helps with a wide range of issues and concerns. Psychotherapy can help to reduce emotional struggles, build confidence, strengthen relationships, and elicit positive change in the mind and body. Some people benefit from short-term therapy and others prefer long-term treatment. Research has shown that the majority of people who seek psychotherapy demonstrate a better quality of life and reduction in symptoms.
Stefanie Moynihan, Ph.D.
My goal as your therapist is to help you gain insight into your personal challenges and empower you to live a life worth living, defined by YOU. Warm, genuine, light-hearted and practical, my style is inseparable from who I am. These innate qualities help me strive to establish a safe, non-judgmental, and trusting therapeutic atmosphere where you can freely express yourself and explore your next steps. I work collaboratively with my clients, such that I design a treatment with each of my clients that best fits their unique needs and goals.
I integrate various therapeutic modalities in treatment, including psychodynamic therapy to help clients understand how childhood attachments and experiences may be linked to current difficulties. I also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), that emphasizes mindfulness practice and other interventions to help clients learn positive and constructive ways to self-soothe, regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and navigate relationships. I offer both in-person and telehealth services, as well as animal (dog)-assisted therapy for in-person sessions.
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors and Disorder
Panic Disorder & Social Anxiety
Major Depressive Disorder & Dysthymia
Identity Development and Exploration
Loss & Grief
Spiritual and/or Religious Concerns and Development
Childhood Attachment/Caregiving Issues
Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics
Resilience Building and Strength-Based Treatments
Health & Trauma
Medical Issues, Chronic Illness, & Chronic Pain
Traumatic Experiences (sexual, physical, emotional)
Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Tolerating Distressing Situations/Emotions
The intake session is our first meeting. We will thoroughly discuss your history, concerns, symptoms, and goals for therapy. We will also work towards determining goodness of fit. Sometimes it takes a few sessions to determine if we will work well together. I encourage you to research other therapists and find the best provider to fit your needs. As we work together past the intake session, we will continue to explore your experiences, address symptoms, develop strategies, and set new goals as needed. The intake session is 60 minutes. I provide in-office and telehealth therapy options.
Short term and long term treatment is available depending on your therapy goals. Typically, sessions are weekly or bi-weekly at the start of treatment. As you make progress and get closer to your goals, the frequency of sessions can be reduced. Some clients prefer to continue frequent sessions to maintain their progress and address new issues or stressors. Others choose to return to therapy for monthly sessions or as needed. You determine what is best for you. Sessions are 55 to 60 minutes. Most insurance plans cover unlimited sessions per year. Check with your insurance carrier for any limitations and your out of pocket cost.
*I do not provide psychological evaluations, court-ordered therapy, couple's therapy, family therapy, crisis treatment, or medication management. Telehealth is only available to those living in Washington state. I only see client's age 18 and up.