Healing Philosophy 

Healing Philosophy

Real change comes from having enough comfort to be really honest and say something very uncomfortable. 

 Michelle Obama

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

―Maya Angelou

My number one goal as a therapist is to create the safest, most open, and radically nonjudgmental space possible so that you can freely and unashamedly explore and express the deepest parts of who you are. This is perhaps the most valuable thing I can offer you as a therapist because when there is shame and fear of rejection, we cannot access vulnerable parts of ourselves and we cannot make true connection with others.

Healing from shame can only happen when you are able to look at all of the parts of who you are and learn to love and accept yourself in all of your beauty and brokenness. It is nearly impossible to do this without being truly seen and embraced by another, which is why I’d love to create a space for you where this can happen. This is perhaps the most valuable thing I can offer you as a therapist because no matter how much a therapist knows about psychology, if there is shame and fear of rejection, we cannot access vulnerable parts of ourselves and we cannot make true connection with others.

 

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

―Maya Angelou

As a healing shame practitioner, my therapeutic work is rooted in my ability to welcome and celebrate all parts of my clients with curiosity and respect. In my personal therapy work, I have struggled through my own journey of understanding the complex nature of identity and relationship to self and others. I have been humbled by facing and working through my own most painful wounds. Through this ongoing work, I am continuously learning how liberating it is to lovingly embrace all the parts of me that make me who I am.

Coming from this place of humility and understanding, I can see you, I can accept you, and I can appreciate you not only for all of your strong and unique qualities, but also for the parts you may hide from others, and even yourself.

“If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.”

― Nikki Giovanni

I come to my clients real, raw, honest, and equal. Life is messy. But I’m here to be in the mess with you. I am in this work because I genuinely like people, and I find them fascinating. And yes, even though we always have room to grow, I believe that we are ultimately beautiful creatures.

My hope is that through working with me, you will be able to learn to love and accept all parts of you too, because I believe that a strong, healthy relationship with ourselves is the foundation for healing shame.

I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.

Oprah Winfrey

I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am. 

Oprah Winfrey     

Interested in working together?

 Give me a call or send me an email! I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and get to know you so we can see if we’d make a good fit. 

630-384-9065 | steph@steph-lee.com

Stephanie Lee, LCSW | 3150 18th St. Suite 501 | San Francisco, CA 94110 | Google Map

Interested in working together?

Contact me today so I can answer any questions you might have and to see if we would be a good fit!

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217-493-8653 | steph@steph-lee.com

Stephanie Lee, LCSW | 3150 18th St. Suite 501 | San Francisco, CA 94110 | Google Map