Stefani Shaffer Demas

Stefani Shaffer Demas
Areas of Expertise: 
Anxiety, Body Image or Weight Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Trauma and PTSD
Tacoma, WA, 90406

What I love most about my job is getting the opportunity to sit with people in some of life's tougher spots. I believe that it is being met in those places that allows us to heal and grow. I specialize in working with people struggling with food and body issues and eating disorders. I also work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, and relational issues. Although I appreciate a variety of therapeutic orientations, I most closely align myself with a psychodynamic relational therapeutic approach. It is my belief that our core desire is for relationship and it is within the context of relationship that we can heal. Relationships deeply form us and often, the roots of our unrest are discovered in how we relate to ourselves and others. Within the therapeutic relationship I will seek to develop a relationship that unfolds the ways you relate to yourself and the other. The hope is for both parties in the therapeutic relationship to be open, real and vulnerable to the effects that humans have on us, including the human that is sitting across from us.

Special Populations: 
Adults, Couples, Elders
Insurance and Fee Information: 

My fee for counseling is $120.00 per 50 minute session. I also offer a sliding scale to those in need. If you would like to discuss your need for a different fee, please let me know prior to our first session. If you would like to submit a billing statement to your insurance company for reimbursement, I will gladly provide one.

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