About Stephanie

Stephanie
Lakeside Life Center
4100 Fairway Ct, Bldg 200
Carrollton, TX 75010
972.836.8051
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Stephanie Haraburda is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with adults, adolescents and couples. She earned a Master’s Degree at the University of North Texas and a Bachelor’s Degree at Baylor University. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, fear, PTSD, compulsive behaviors, low self esteem and relational skills, such as social skills and communication skills. She has training in Collaborative Law, which allows her to work with couples experiencing issues that arise during the process of separation and divorce, while remaining consistent with the collaborative law process. Stephanie has experience working in an inpatient treatment setting seeing adults and adolescents with severe depression, anxiety, self harm and suicidal and homicidal ideation. Stephanie strives to provide a highly collaborative/teamwork approach in the counseling process. She has availability to see clients in the evening.

Counseling Services

  • Individual
    • Adults and Adolescents
    • 50 minutes/week
    • $110/session
  • Family
    • 50 minutes/week
    • $125/session
  • Couples
    • Married, cohabitating, premarital, separation, divorce
    • 50 minutes/week
    • $125/session
    • When working with a couple going through separation or divorce, the counselor focuses on working with both partners to develop an amicable relationship for the sake of each partner and anyone else involved, such as children.

Self Esteem Group for Adolescent Girls

Girls tend to struggle with lack of confidence in their adolescent years. This group is designed to provide a safe environment for girls to build self confidence through relating to other girls experiencing similar feelings. This is an open and ongoing group and will consist of 3-5 girls at a time.

A 50 minute individual session with the counselor is required prior to joining the group.

  • $40/initial individual session
  • $40/group session

Rediscover Your Identity Group

Many women lose their identity when they become mothers. It is common for a woman to drop most, if not all of her personal goals, hobbies and wants when she becomes a parent. This group is designed to provide a retreat for women to feel safe, comfortable and heard. This is an open and ongoing group and will consist of 3-5 women at a time.

A 50 minute individual session with the counselor is required prior to joining the group.

  • $40/initial individual session
  • $40/group session

Counseling Philosophy

Counseling is a time for clients to share their most private thoughts and feelings. It is common to feel anxious and hesitant when confiding such intimate feelings. It is crucial that the counseling environment is free of judgment and incorporates trust, honesty and a comfortable client-counselor relationship. As the counselor, I strive to create and facilitate this safe environment, and do my best to ensure that my clients feel at ease and heard throughout the process.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of the counseling process I implement the Cognitive-Behavioral approach. Once a comfortable relationship has been established I will take on a more collaborative and directive role. I believe that problems arise when we allow maladaptive thoughts to control our feelings and behaviors. For instance, when something doesn’t go our way we ask ourselves “why me?” We will work together to discover the client’s negative thoughts and to change them to more positive ways of thinking and behaving. My hope is that when clients complete counseling they leave with a sense of empowerment over their thoughts and behaviors, which will result in a healthier and happier lifestyle.