My approach to therapy is best described as collaborative. I work closely with my clients to establish an authentic and productive therapeutic relationship with the goal of creating a safe space for introspection and practical skill-building. I believe that with the right support and guidance, everyone has the potential to find meaning and purpose and to create a life of satisfaction and fulfillment.
I enjoy helping adults and children explore new and healthier ways to resolve conflict and navigate life's challenges, while empowering them to discover their unique strengths and abilities. I understand that therapy can be intimidating and strive to support the individuals and families I work with in a way that is both efficient and enjoyable. I incorporate different strategies for effecting change- especially when working with children and families- which can include the use of humor, art-based therapeutic activities, play-based therapeutic activities, and direct feedback.
My personal zealous pursuits include hiking, camping, yoga + mindfulness practices, horseback riding, and baseball.
It is my privilege to work with you-
Stephanie Bonza, Psy.D.
I believe that therapy works best when there is a genuine connection between a client and their therapist. I enjoy working individually or jointly with children, adolescents, and adults who are seeking support navigating painful life experiences including family issues, grief and loss, childhood adversity, and behavior management challenges.
My ideal client is seeking counseling to repair and rebuild fractured interpersonal relationships, resolve issues related to past unresolved trauma, and find freedom from the stressors and obstacles preventing them from achieving joy in their lives.
My goal is to create a warm and empathic relationship built on mutual respect and understanding. I provide straightforward guidance and support, utilizing compassion, humor, and evidenced-based techniques to foster growth within the therapeutic relationship.
My personal zealous pursuits include running, traveling, watching movies, and returning to my home state of Florida to soak up the sunshine.