Dr. Stefanie Platt, Psy.D., Psychologist, Postdoctoral Supervisor
Dr. Stefanie Platt believes in individualized approaches to therapeutic treatment. She often utilizes principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, TF-CBT, and psychodynamic approaches in her work with clients through a collaborative process to their treatment. She empowers clients to have a voice, engaging them in their treatment process while tailoring her approach to meet their specific needs. Dr. Platt approaches therapy from a warm, empathetic lens and often utilizes humor in her work. Her priority is to create a safe and comfortable space for clients, while maximizing the tools and skillsets she has honed throughout her work with diverse populations. Dr. Platt works with children, adolescents and adults and specializes in trauma, grief, stress management, anger, anxiety, and depression.
Arizona State University, B.A. Psychology
Alliant International University, PsyD Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University, M.A. Psychology
Oxford Brookes University, LLM International Human Rights Law
Federal Bureau of Prisons: FCI-Terminal Island, APA Pre-Doctoral Internship
Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, Postdoctoral Residency
State of Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
Psychotherapy is an integrative approach to mental health treatment which is rooted in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. Otherwise referred to as talk therapy, psychotherapy allows for an open, supportive dialogue focused on identifying and changing thought patterns/behaviors that may be affecting one’s mental wellness.
Child psychotherapy is an integrative approach to mental health treatment which is rooted in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist, child, and parents. Child psychotherapy allows for an open, supportive dialogue focused on identifying and changing thought patterns/behaviors in the context of family dynamics that may be affecting the child’s mental wellness. Evidence based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy can improve a child’s behaviors, self-control and self-esteem. Parent behavioral training for younger children can also help parents with strategies to help their child succeed at school, at home, and in relationships.