Stephanie Clowdus, LCSW

Psychotherapy to Integrate Your Past & Make Changes Today

You may be experiencing a life change, relationship issues, unmanageable ways of thinking, trauma, or identity issues.

You and your mental health are valuable.

Ready to make a change? You don’t have to do it alone.

Through psychotherapeutic partnership in our sessions, you’ll learn that vulnerability and honesty with yourself is possible & can empower you to you go where you want to go.

Overthinking things? Anger taking over?

Generational messages, lack of boundaries with others, and traumas may contribute to how you’re feeling.

This can show up in many ways in your life.

We can sort through and make sense of the thoughts and emotions you’re experiencing together.

  • Improve your coping skills
  • Explore & make changes to your relationship with a substance or out of control behavior
  • Manage self critical talk and limiting beliefs


I believe that psychotherapy – also known as counseling – is an invaluable tool for transforming relationship to self and others. I offer authentic connection and attention as a tool to do just this.

You can get support.

Whether looking at the past or focusing on today, psychotherapy can help thread parts of oneself together to decrease distress. Taking the steps to show up as your true self, and sometimes managing strong emotions in the meantime, is one of the most rewarding & challenging things you can do.


I use evidence-based, cognitive behavioral interventions – like tracking anxious thinking patterns, finding coping skills to manage stress, or planning how to self sooth when emotions take over.

I also practice through psychodynamic orientation to psychotherapy, which aims to uncover unconscious ways of seeing and being in the world. This exploratory process of naming the stories we hold about ourselves, then identifying which parts of these stories resonate with one’s true, can support you in finding new meaning and potentially longterm relief from thoughts and feelings.

Risk is part of life and taking small steps to reduce risk is possible. I offer harm reduction orientation to psychotherapy which meets people where they are in making change, and means that there is an effort made to reduce stigma in that process.

Hi, I’m Stephanie.

I provide in-person (Oakland) & telehealth video (California) psychotherapy and mental health treatment for individual adults.

You can expect a friendly and attuned therapist, joining you to center your story, personality, and needs through “talk therapy.”

Your history and present experience, along with my training and expertise, can tell us invaluable information about you, and start finding solutions.

Learn more about me, about services offered, & fees for service, including options for reimbursement for services.


Find out more about Services I offer.

Contact me today to take a step toward developing the kind of relationships you want and value, both with yourself and others:

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