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About Me

Hi, my name is Stephanie!

I'm an empath! Empaths are highly sensitive individuals who are attuned to the emotions and energies of others. For as long as I can remember, I've had a natural ability to connect with people and to put myself in their shoes.


My fascination with the human experience led me to receive my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Human Sexuality from California State University Northridge in 2017.


From there, I received my Masters of Science in Counseling from California State University Long Beach in 2019. 


In June 2020, I created my title 'The Professional Friend.' I felt it described me perfectly. 


Aside from my background in working with people and natural empathic intuition, I also have my own personal mental health story that has influenced who I am as a person.


I consider myself a mental health warrior and advocate. I have personal experience dealing with social & generalized anxiety, seasonal & major depression, obsessive/intrusive thoughts, trauma, and self-harm. 


I’m passionate about normalizing and initiating conversations surrounding mental health. 


My site is a free online mental health resource directory to 24/7 hotlines and more.

Thank you for reading!





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