Stephanie Torresi was born and raised in Texas and received both a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Craving a job where she could build deeper relationships, she left audiology for teaching. In the fall of 2001, Stephanie had the opportunity to move to Rome, Italy. What began as a one-year experience turned into a thirteen-year adventure in which Stephanie met her husband there and raised two children. While overseas, she taught at an international elementary school and at a continuing education program for adults learning English as a foreign language.
In 2014, Stephanie, her husband, children, and two cats decided to make the move back to Texas in order to be closer to her family. Stephanie taught fifth grade and then became a social emotional teacher leader. Throughout her years of teaching, she realized that she wanted to solely focus on the social and emotional health of children, teens, and adults. This led to her decision to work towards obtaining a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.
Stephanie is very passionate about mental health advocacy, accessibility, and awareness. Her focus is on individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, and life stresses and transitions. A variety of techniques will be used to meet each individual’s and family’s unique needs. Stephanie is no stranger to life’s stressors, and she will walk alongside her clients with compassion, empathy, and respect.
In Stephanie’s free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and teenage kids, spending time with her sister and family, watching movies, cooking and eating Italian food, traveling, and working puzzles. She also really enjoys playing with her hilarious dog, Bailey.