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Stephanie Jara

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am originally from New York City and currently residing in Florida. I am an LCSW in New York, Florida, and Texas. I have experience working within the criminal justice system in NYC, working with children with special needs, psychiatric care, homeless population, substance use, and mental health. My focus is trauma informed care and I practice with the intention of healing by identifying your strengths, in partnership with evidence-based methods of healing. I am trained/have experience in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and faith based counseling.

I believe services should be available to all and provide a judgement free zone. I am Spanish speaking, but my Spanglish is better. I believe you should feel comfortable with who you are trusting your life story with, if you are interested in the services I provide, please feel free to call for a free 15 minute consultation. All services are conducted solely through Telehealth

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Does anxiety, depression, and trauma feel exhausting? Often consuming most of your day and energy? Does life start to feel overwhelming at times and daily tasks start to feel like chores? Sometimes we begin to feel like there is no way out and it can feel difficult to seek help. When we feel low-spirited, it can impact every aspect of our lives; like work, family, relationships, even our faith and spirituality. I want to help you get to a point where you realize this does not have to be your life and while we cannot take away or change life circumstances, we can learn to find better ways to adapt to the changes. We can learn to know ourselves better, our triggers, and what works for us. Healing is not easy or linear, everyone’s journey is unique and at their own pace. I see you as the expert of your life and my role is a mediator in your journey. 

I want to offer a space where you feel safe enough to share your experiences. Free of judgment, free of not being believed; a space to be heard and where your emotions are validated. Because while emotions may not always be a true reflection of reality, they are true to us. I believe that we have what we need to heal and together we can find that strength to overcome the hardships of life and learn better ways to hold our emotions.

The name Mustard Seed Counseling came from Matthew 17:20, it is a reminder that all we need is a little bit of faith to be able to move mountains. The Mustard Seed Counseling practice reinforces the idea that we are all people helping people; we are put on this earth to show each other love, compassion, and grace.

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New Growth

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Panic

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Complex trauma

  • PTSD

  • Life Transitions

  • School/College life

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Substance Use

Therapy Office

iNTERVENTIONS

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Mindfulness 

  • Faith Based

Beautiful Landscape

Licenses

  • Florida

  • New York

  • Texas 

  • Alabama

Free 15 minute consultation

Free 15 minute Consultation

TELEHEALTH ONLY

PRIVATE PAY PRICES:

  • INTAKE- $160

  • 60 MINUTE SESSION- $130

  • 50 MINUTE EMDR- $130

  • 45 MINUTE SESSION- $100

 

INSURANCES ACCEPTED IN FL

  • AETNA/MERITAIN

  • AVMED

  • BCBSBLUECROSS AND BLUESHIELD

  • CIGNA

  • FLORIDA BLUE

  • OPTUM

  • OSCAR HEALTH

  • OXFORD

  • UNITEDHEALTHCARE

INSURANCES ACCEPTED IN NY

  • AETNA/MERITAIN

  • CIGNA

  • OPTUM

  • OSCAR

  • OXFORD

  • UNITED HEALTHCARE

  • BAY CARE EAP

Call 929-245-2704