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About Stephanie

I support Women of Color who feel unheard  become empowered by their story


Stephanie Ortiz, LMSW

Many times as Women of Color we feel alone with our situation or don’t feel understood. We may have thoughts that we are not good enough or that we are different. Is that you? I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. 


Being a first generation Latina, I was often told “What happens at home, stays at home” and “You have nothing to be upset about, others have it worse.” I know what it’s like to “stay strong” and push through difficult emotions. I understand how challenging it can be to find support and your voice. 


I recognize that our past has influenced our present-  but it does not need to dictate our future! I provide a warm, non-judgmental approach to help you reframe your story. I believe it is important to feel both seen and heard in therapy. With the right tools, emphatic support, knowledge and determination, EVERYONE can heal, maximize their potential and enjoy life to the fullest.


I’m excited to join you on the journey to becoming your best self!

Schedule a free 15-min consult here.

Allow me to empower you in a compassionate and insightful manner.  

My goal as a clinician is to heal, nurture, and promote emotional wellness. I believe everyone and their story is original to them, and therapy should be altered to their individual needs. I utilize a unique blend of person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and reality-based modalities.

More About Me

Simple pleasure: Curling up with a good book , looking at the stars,  standing on the shoreline

Not-so-fun fact: I'm a cat mom but prefer dogs over cats. He acts more like a dog than a cat :)

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