Licensed Art Therapist
Clinical Yoga Facilitator
Stephanie is a 200HR, 500HR, and most recently a 900HR Yoga Therapist who is ready to take her yoga on the road, happily conducting yoga classes to fit the needs of the surrounding community. Stephanie also earned a 20HR certification with Color ME Yoga to teach children’s yoga in 2006 and earned a 20HR Trauma Informed Yoga certification with Arcana Maine Yoga in 2018 and serves as the Yoga and Wellness Director for Gnome Surf Therapy since 2022. Stephanie has been a certified pharmacy technician since 2003 and works per diem in 3 different retail pharmacy settings for Southcoast Health. She also works for The Nemasket Group, working with 3 students of the MAICEI program, The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative, funded by the commonwealth of MA, that helps provide dual enrollment for high school students, ages 18-22, who have intellectual disabilities to participate in an inclusive college experience.
sound healing practitioner
& board member
I am a Mom of a beautiful daughter, a dog mom to two dogs and a self-proclaimed baker. My passion for helping others heal is motivated by triumph over personal adversity. I am rooted in Southcoast MA, where I was born and raised. Through hard work, perseverance, and support I became a first-generation college graduate of an immigrant family of child slaves. This lens gave me the foundation and compassion to work with people at a deeper level. At 18, I became a pediatric Palliative/Hospice volunteer/intern, while simultaneously working at various child/adolescent group homes to complete my graduate degree in Social Work. Since then, I have worked in hospital facilities with people in crisis and eventually returned back to the same hospice facility where my journey started. When COVID struck, I saw a deep need for more independent providers and began my private practice where I focus on supporting people’s strengths and encourage their self-empowerment through their own adversity. I am also a newly certified sound healer and have started incorporating this method into my practice, because I recognize the importance of utilizing holistic practices to heal the subconscious mind. I witness the power of people taking care of their mental health through individual therapy on a daily basis. However, I have realized through my professional experience that an individual can only achieve a higher level of healing when they have a supported place within their community and surrounding systems. We as humans are designed to travel in packs, work as a team, support each other, help one another in feasible ways, identify with a personal purpose, and also feel a part of a larger purpose within our community. It is my intention to be part of Real Eyes Truth in efforts to assist in connecting our communities by providing a safe space for individuals elevating to higher levels of healing. I believe in this initiative to create a larger community purpose and taking steps to restore community cohesiveness.