I am a therapist who believes in a healthy, positive approach to dealing with life issues. I utilize a holistic approach, incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. I believe in conscious living, that is the increased awareness of the choices we make in our lives. I have over 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals of all ages and concerns.
I'm highly specialized in working with children (and families) in the use of play therapy. Play in the natural language of children and play therapy allows children to use their natural language to resolve their problems. I am a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S).
I also provide animal assisted therapy with my therapy dog, Athena and horses. This treatment is a unique method in which the dog or horse serves as a co-therapist. It is interactive and enjoyable.
Call or Email Stephanie Vavilala for a free phone consultation now - (904) 297-8961

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Webster University
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: MH6901 Florida

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $40 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Corphealth
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Humana
  • TRICARE
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: APT/RPT-S
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Autism

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child-Parent Relationships
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Animal Assisted Therapy (canine and equine)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015
Stephanie Vavilala, LMHC, RPT-S, Counselor in Jacksonville

Stephanie Vavilala

Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S