Stephanie Davino, M.A., AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 131901) registered to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences providing individual, couple, and family psychotherapy under the supervision of Leor Ram, LMFT (115538), LPCC (7354), NCC, CGP at Integrative Psychotherapy Group. Stephanie holds dual undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Communication Studies from Arizona State University. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Stephanie completed an intense psychodynamic psychotherapy internship at Airport Marina Counseling Services where she gained valuable experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Stephanie’s therapeutic style is warm, empathic, direct, and insightful. Her foundation is rooted in a psychodynamic approach, which means she assists her clients in making connections between the present and past through identification of patterned thoughts, actions, and feelings to gain greater insight and self-awareness leading to meaningful changes. Stephanie gently walks alongside her clients in deepening the exploration of the conscious and unconscious minds while putting the client’s goals and emotional care at the forefront of the therapeutic collaboration.
Stephanie specializes in couples work, integrating Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) with Family Systems Theory and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She has helped couples in the areas of effective communication, trust-building and infidelity recovery, enhanced sex life, co-parenting, and creating a more meaningful connection. Her approach is both LGBTQIA affirmative and sex positive. She also works with individuals from a wide range of cultural and life-stage backgrounds assisting with challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, grief and loss, identity exploration, sexual challenges, women’s issues, and physical, emotional, and sexual trauma.
If you are ready to deepen your relationship with yourself and others, Stephanie is here to provide support, warmth, and guidance alongside you on your journey.