Compassionate and kind, Stephanie Dooley, MHC, LPC, offers non-judgmental psychotherapy that seeks to help clients identify what’s not working for them. She believes that people already have the ability within themselves to change their lives for the better, but often need help identifying and honing the skills needed to do so. She hopes to help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and why they make the choices they do, in a style that is individually tailored to their wants and needs. Focusing on a collaborative approach, Stephanie aims to be the guide and partner who can empower her clients to facilitate positive change in their lives. Stephanie prides herself on being culturally competent and sex positive and applying these values to her work. Stephanie enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds.
Stephanie completed her undergraduate education at Boston College before moving to New York. In New York Stephanie worked at a non-profit start-up called Relationship Ed Before Sex Ed where she co-wrote a curriculum for high school students that focused on the emotional and interpersonal aspects of healthy relationships and communication skills. This experience inspired her to continue her education at The City College of New York, where she received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She completed an internship and later was employed full-time at PSCH in the Bronx, a clinic that served people from all walks of life from all ages. Here Stephanie worked with individuals, couples, and children whose struggles varied from anxiety and depression to trauma and substance use disorders. Here she also gained experience working with people suffering from personality disorders and severe mental illness.
Since returning to Pittsburgh, Stephanie worked at UPMC Matilda Theiss where she was a mobile therapist, working with children ages 0-11 in their homes and schools. Many of these children were experiencing negligence or abuse, which Stephanie addressed while working on behavioral and coping skills. During her time at UPMC, Stephanie received training in Child Parent Psychotherapy as well as Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Following this experience, Stephanie worked with Family Links where she worked exclusively in Pittsburgh Public Schools seeing children of all ages in need of support.
Stephanie has a diverse professional background outside of therapy as well, having worked in film and media for companies like The Onion and Gawker Media before transitioning to therapy.
When she’s not at work, Stephanie enjoys travel, film, yoga, cycling, live music, and working on her restaurant industry-related start-up company.
To schedule an immediate appointment with Stephanie Dooley, MHC, LPC in our Pittsburgh Counseling Center, please call our reception team at 412-322-2129 Monday-Friday from 9-5