WELCOME

WELCOME

Take charge of your health & emotional healing.

So you can go forth and kick butt in the world.

You don’t need anyone to save you. Sure, you’re sensitive. And maybe a little stuck (or a lot). But you’ve also got grit and sass and a resilient streak the size of Idaho.

Good thing I’m not in the rescuing business.

I dish out BS-free guidance to show you how to heal yourself. (Don’t worry: I know when to be gentle, too.)

Experience a *truly* holistic, integrative approach that addresses body, mind, and spirit.

I teach people how to heal emotional pain, reconnect to their bodies and gut-wisdom, and just plain feel better. So you can do more awesome sh*t.

Most of my clients are self-reliant and sensitive. And nobody tells them what drumbeat to dance to. Not even me.

You’re the authority. I light the way. Let freedom zing.

Mental Health Nutrition

Mental Health Nutrition

A healthy gut makes a happy mind so much easier. 

And balanced biochemistry is the absolute finest foundation for any therapeutic, emotional, or personal growth work.

Have no fear: this isn’t about salads or calories or meal plans.

Mental Health Nutrition is a proven process with ultra-simple, highly-personalized interventions that create mega bang for your buck.

Naturally, without pharmaceuticals or psych meds. And more rapidly than you might think (which is why I love it).

This is the stuff every human should know. Ready to be next?

Psychotherapy & Coaching

Psychotherapy & Coaching

Food + Body Issues.

Whether you’ve struggled with an eating disorder for years or just know “something’s up” with you and food, I can show you how to stop “managing” your issues … and actually heal.

Make peace with food and your body

Way Beyond Talk Therapy.

Stop trying to think your way out of issues you didn’t think your way into. (Gah, headspin!) Experience an utterly different, embodied, and intuitive approach to personal growth work.

Personal growth. No cigars required.

Testimonials

Working with Stephanie changed my life in ways that I could never have imagined.  I came to her after years of living with an eating disorder.  Having been to three other therapists, I had little hope that I could fully heal.  Stephanie’s approach was different than any I had experienced previously. She empowered me to know and trust myself, to heal from the inside out, and to develop a true sense of inner peace that continues to strengthen.  Moreover, she taught me tools that I can use anywhere and at anytime.  Words cannot express my immense gratitude for Stephanie. Our work together allowed me not only to live, but also to live my best life!

I was so impressed with my first consultation with Stephanie. After a detailed analysis of what and how I was eating, she gave me a single suggestion that dramatically shifted my consciousness around food.

Honestly, I can’t thank you enough. Understanding what was causing cravings, what my brain wanted, has truly changed my world. I feel much more in control and haven’t taken the Buspar since our last visit. Now, I’m working on dialing back the Zoloft!

For so very many years I have asked myself why after therapy, (on and off for more than 50 years, mostly on) I have nothing to show for it but a basic awareness of how horrible my childhood was and how it has affected my life for the 65 years of my existence. When I started working with Stephanie, it immediately became clear to me that this was not the same old tired forum for self-introspection that I had grown used to and come to expect from a therapy experience. Instead, I began a journey that has actively changed my outlook on life, my relationships to people, my fears and anxieties, and my relationship to food. She is able to help me make my way through the mountains and valleys of myself. I have begun to learn to make peace with parts of myself that carry old wounding and pain, have gone so long neglected, and, unbeknownst to me, have been running the show since I was a child. This is the greatest gift that I have been given, and it is a testimony to Stephanie’s ability to effect change in what was a life filled with inertia, anxiety, depression and fear.
In session, Stephanie holds respectful space for whatever thoughts and feelings I am having. She doesn’t push or force any ideas or methods on me in our sessions, but instead she guides me to listen to the parts of me asking for attention, which seems so simple and yet has been incredibly transformative. With Stephanie’s wisdom and guidance, I have new clarity and understanding about who I am and what I need. I have experienced drastic improvements with my issues with addiction, dissociation, self harm and self neglect while working with Stephanie. I have released some of the pain that has weighed so heavily on my heart and mind, and I plan to continue on this productive healing journey. I highly recommend Stephanie for anyone seeking a safe space to authentically heal their pain and grow into their true self.

In the past, every time I’d try to get sober, my anxiety, insomnia, and cravings for sugar and drugs would become out of control. I tried medication, but I always ended up relapsing because the only thing that really helped (short-term, I know) was the drugs themselves. After three sessions of mental health nutrition, I can honestly say that is the first time in about ten years that I am sober, my energy is great, my sleep is great, and I feel calm most of the time. I only experience mild cravings on occasion and I know what to do when I have them. I also know how to make food choices that both satisfy me and support what my body needs. Everyone in recovery should try mental health nutrition!

Working with Stephanie has changed not only my orientation toward my relationship with food and my body, but it’s really shifted how I am approaching my whole life.

For years, I was vaguely aware of the concepts of tuning into my feelings and treating myself with kindness, but it wasn’t until I started working with Stephanie that I was able to make those concepts click in a meaningful way. Through our work together, I have found an inner strength and deep compassion that have resulted in a desire to take great care of myself. I am feeling more patient and loving as a mother and wife, and feel so much more positive in general.

If you are considering working with Stephanie, I would highly recommend you go for it. She is knowledgeable, very observant, has great instincts and is fun to talk to. She has an uncanny knack for helping you zero in on what’s really going on for you in any situation and knows how to help you work through difficult feelings in a safe and supportive way.

When I came to Stephanie, I was feeling lost and out-of-control when it came to food. I would have periods of feeling powerless toward food (mostly sweets), and would enter black holes of numbness where I would eat in large quantities. It felt like I was walking around with a huge secret that I was incredibly ashamed of, and I did everything I could to make sure no one knew my hidden struggles.

With Stephanie’s patient support, I discovered that my struggles with food were really just the manifestation of very real emotions that existed inside me. Slowly but surely, she gave me strategies and techniques to turn toward and work with what I am feeling so that I didn’t have to use food as a numbing agent. Within two months of starting our work together, I was no longer binge eating. Six months later, at the time of writing this, I still haven’t. My anxiety has also dropped drastically as a result of using these strategies and techniques.

If you are like me, before coming to Stephanie, I thought “feelings” and “emotions” were just fluffy notions to create drama; I wanted to use reason and rationalization to get rid of what I was feeling.  Stephanie is very knowledgeable about the recent scientific evidence in this field, and she used a neuroscience viewpoint to teach me how emotions and reason exist in two distinct areas of the brain.

I have been to other professionals throughout the years, and I have never felt as comfortable as when working with Stephanie. I always felt validated and affirmed, and she showed great insight by always getting to the root of what I needed before I even knew it myself! Now, I feel a greater confidence within myself and my ability to understand and advocate for my own needs. I have a variety of effective tools I can implement in my everyday life so I no longer use food to fill this void. Basically, working with Stephanie was one of the best decisions I have made for myself, and I give her my highest recommendation!

When I first started working with Stephanie, I’d had an unhealthy cycle of binge eating and purging for years. I was depleted of energy and completely confused about what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat to feel satisfied and alive. I tried a number of diets and approaches, including intuitive eating which always ended in me eating too much of the wrong stuff!

After only a few months of working with Stephanie, I was no longer confused about the endless amount of nutritional information out there. Instead, I felt confident: I learned to listen to what my body actually wanted, not what others said was good for me, and I learned how to tune into my emotions before stuffing them away through binge eating.  With the support of Stephanie I was able to eat things I had been afraid to eat for years and feel great eating them.

Over the time we worked together, my binging significantly and steadily decreased. Recently, I have not even thought of binging. Instead, I constantly apply the tools we created through our work together.  I would recommend working with Stephanie to anyone who has a challenging relationship with food.  Stephanie is insightful, knowledgeable, and very observant. She can help you make lasting changes in your life to step out of the trap of an unhealthy relationship to food and into a freer and more mindful way of healthy eating and living.

Reach out!

4710 Table Mesa Dr Suite B

Boulder, CO 80305

info@stephaniesmallhealth.com

(720) 666-1159