Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero, M. Ed, LPC

Mail: stephanie@serenitywellnesscc.com
Experience: 5 years of experience
In person/Telehealth Options: both
Ages seen: 15 and up
Populations: adolescents and adults
Days/Hours Available: Monday-Thursday 10 to 5 and Friday 10 to 3
Specialties: English and Spanish- Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Family
Conflict, Life Events
Trainings: EMDR trained

Welcome

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling at the University of Houston. I have experience working with clients of all ages as young as 5 years old. I am fluent in both English and Spanish and work with a myriad of issues such as Autism, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflicts, domestic violence, PTSD, and others. I prefer to use an eclectic approach to treating clients and believe clinicians should tend to their client’s individual needs. I use various therapeutic approaches to tailor to each client, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy..

How I work

As a clinician, I believe it is important to tailor your style to the needs of the client. Every person is an individual, and what might work for one person, might not work for someone else. I work to understand the client to make sure the tools we use are fitting their needs for their specific situation. We create goals for treatment, but at the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to make sure the client‘s needs are being met. In session, I teach tools and techniques that can be applied to your daily life, and work to help challenge any thoughts or perspectives that might be troubling. There’s multiple ways of viewing the world, and I believe
everyone deserves a chance to see the world in the best way possible.

SPOTLIGHT

I made the decision to become a Licensed Professional Counselor after I became interested in observing the way that people interacted with each other early in my adolescent years. I find it appealing to understand how the brain works and how different upbringings can affect our development and view of the world, ourselves, and others. There’s so much that goes into the psychology of an individual. Everyone’s experiences are different and they all have shaped us into becoming who we are today. My personal goal is to help others see their potential and to recognize they are so much more than their past experiences. Their story continues.

If I could teach the world one skill or technique, it would be the skill of challenging stuck points. We all have thoughts regarding how we see the world, ourselves, and others that can be so automatic thoughts. Some of these thoughts can be extremely debilitating and we are not even aware how much they are affecting us on a daily basis. Challenging our thoughts and changing the way we think can help us change the way we feel.

I would recommend the book “You are a Badass.” It talks about people learning how to no longer hide themselves and allowing themselves to be just as they are.

While I am open to any client, I work well with clients who are willing to make changes and put in the work in and outside of session. If the client is struggling to put in the work outside of the session, I will work with them in session to better understand the reasoning behind their difficulty with making changes. I strive to meet the client where they are at.

I enjoy running. It feels freeing and it provides an opportunity for me to reset. I also enjoy taking baths to relax my body, and sitting outside during a beautiful day, simply feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin.

My sister, my cousin, and comedian Gabriel Iglesias, because they make me laugh.

There is no one specific way to heal. It is important to incorporate holistic practices to meet the client’s needs. In sessions, we will practice grounding techniques, mindfulness exercises, challenging thoughts, understanding body reactions through psychoeducation, recognizing and understanding thoughts and emotions, and working through trauma from the past.

I have run a half-marathon, I am the first in my family to graduate from a university with a Master’s Degree, and I enjoy traveling with my friends and my daughter. My daughter and I have made it a tradition to visit our family in El Salvador at least once a year.