Stephanie Seitz, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Behavioral Health at Avance Primary Care in Raleigh, North Carolina.
She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental health science and a minor in French from the University of Georgia. She later returned to UGA and earned her Master of Social Work. Stephanie’s experience caring for her terminally ill stepmother led her to initially want to become a hospice social worker. Stephanie has worked in a variety of settings including medical hospital, dialysis unit, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and a homeless day center.
Stephanie uses a multi-faceted approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Stephanie is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which uses aspects of CBT along with a focus on mindfulness and skill building. Stephanie believes in assisting people in identifying and reaching their goals through a combination of support, problem-solving, and coping skills. She works with patients to address the factors that hinder the quality of life and progress achieving goals such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and past trauma.
Stephanie has a 5-year-old daughter who is the light of her life. When not at the playground, museums or tumble gym, Stephanie enjoys exercise, cycling, spending time with friends, and trying out new things around town.