STAGES - Finding Hope in the Process
Biographies
PhotoStephanie Van Deusen, Ph.D., LPC - Therapist
 
Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland.  She holds a Masters in Science in Counseling from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Messiah College.  She is a licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.  She trained under the direct supervision of Dr. Christine Courtois for one year in a Partial Day Hospital for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders.  She completed a second year of training under Dr. Courtois and Dr. Joan Turkus specializing in the treatment of severe Dissociative disorders.  Stephanie’s doctoral research looks at the impact of psychological trauma and one’s attachment to God on psychological well-being. Her extensive experience working with trauma survivors also includes working with children with attachment related disorders and women with substance use disorders.  She also specializes in working with therapists dealing with vicarious traumatization and burn-out issues.  Her theoretical approach to counseling incorporates a psychodynamic/object relations model with cognitive/behavioral interventions.  Stephanie is also fully trained in EMDR.  Stephanie also works as a professional trainer and consultant.  
 
Daral Boles, MS, LPC - Therapist
Daral Boles is licensed as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania. Daral completed her masters in pastoral counseling at Loyola of Maryland (now Loyola University) in 2007. She has worked extensively in dual diagnosis counseling with clients whose mental health concerns are complicated by the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Before joining STAGES, Daral was an outpatient drug and alcohol therapist at Adams Hanover Counseling Services in York and Hanover, PA where she worked with clients with extensive trauma and addiction histories. She has also worked for many years with the Water Street Mission in Lancaster, most recently as director of the women’s and family residential programs. In that position, she provided individual and group counseling for resident individuals and families. She also supervised the women’s and family counselors and was instrumental in the development of a safe and healing environment for both residents experiencing the trauma of homelessness and staff subject to secondary or vicarious trauma.  Daral will be seeing individual clients, developing stage-oriented groups, and working with mental health professionals who need supervision for their LPC.  Daral is also interested in using her experience to provide consultation to community organizations interested in developing more trauma-informed treatment models.  
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