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Stephanie Taylor, MS

(she/her)

Psychotherapist/Clinical Hypnotist

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Stephanie@forselfactualization.com
708-529-8483

Accepting new Clients 

Now Offering Video Counseling 

 

Sliding Scale: Yes 

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  • Cannot bill insurance at this time

Stephanie Taylor, M.S. (she/her) is an experienced psychotherapist and clinical hypnotist.

 

With specialized training in clinical hypnosis, Stephanie’s unique approach incorporates guided imagery, breathwork, self-regulation techniques with traditional cognitive and behavioral methods that help individuals navigate the depths of suffering and uncover renewed strength within themselves.  She firmly believes that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life, even in the face of adversity. 

 

With a wealth of experience in working with complex trauma, addiction, and enhancing coping skills, Stephanie is committed to empowering her clients to develop healthier and more supportive relationships and fostering a sense of connection and belonging. 

 

Are you currently facing challenges in your life? Experiencing difficulties with transitions, breakups, or grappling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic? Dealing with grief, complex family dynamics, work-related stress, or the lasting effects of childhood PTSD? 

 

Remember, you don't have to face these struggles alone. The Center for Self Actualization is here to provide unwavering support on your journey towards healing and personal growth. Together, you will create a safe and nurturing space for you to share your story and embark on a transformative path towards wholeness. 

 

Take the first step towards a brighter future, contact Stephanie today to schedule a confidential consultation and begin your transformative journey. 


More on Clinical Hypnosis

 

Clinical hypnosis is an alternative approach to traditional talk therapy that offers many unique benefits and can be a powerful tool for personal transformation. Unlike conventional therapy, which primarily relies on verbal communication, clinical hypnosis incorporates a state of deep relaxation and focused attention to facilitate therapeutic change.

During a hypnosis session, individuals enter a heightened state of consciousness, where they become more receptive to suggestions and are able to tap into their subconscious mind. This relaxed state allows for exploration of deeply rooted beliefs, emotions, and patterns of behavior, often leading to profound insights and accelerated healing.

Clinical hypnosis can be particularly effective in addressing issues such as anxiety, phobias, trauma, chronic pain, and addictive behaviors. By accessing the subconscious mind, it enables individuals to uncover underlying causes of their challenges and empowers them to make positive changes at a subconscious level.

One of the significant advantages of clinical hypnosis is its ability to bypass conscious resistance and access the deeper layers of the mind where lasting transformation occurs. It offers a holistic approach that integrates the power of the mind and body, promoting self-awareness, self-empowerment, and personal growth.

 

Top Specialties

  • Grief

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Coping Skills

 

Expertise

  • Addiction

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Career Counseling

  • Chronic Pain

  • Codependency

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family Conflict

  • Gambling

  • Hoarding

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Mood Disorders

  • Racial Identity

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Weight Loss

  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults

Participants

  • Individuals

  • Groups

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

  • Existential

  • Humanistic

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Interpersonal

  • Intervention

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Neuro-Linguistic (NLP)

  • Person-Centered

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