Stephanie Billmyre, THW, MSW, QMHP-R is a cisgender white female therapist. She whole heartedly believes that maintaining access to behavioral health services is essential to a person’s health, wellness, and recovery and she is committed to providing a continuum of quality care that is person-centered, strength-based, and trauma informed. Her passions include being a safe trusted adult for members of the community and helping individuals achieve their goals and develop self-efficacy. She believes humans are innate learners and that with the right support in place, anyone can achieve their goals. Coming from a biopsychosocial perspective, this means that she believes everything can be perceived as a system and will have influence on other systems. Her specialties include use of various evidence-based interventions and tools. Above all, always following the clients' lead, supporting them with unconditional positive regard, and maintaining a person-centered approach.
Stephanie holds a Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California, and an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Computer Support with an emphasis on Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Programming and Business Administration. For her, the educational system has been the single greatest source of support and achievement ever since early childhood. In 2019 she received the Outstanding Student Award for Liberal Arts Leadership and Service from Warner Pacific University. Her social work experience encompasses a variety of roles, including experience working in home health, hospice, inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient and residential treatment programs. As well as providing in-person and telehealth therapy for individuals across the life span, coaching youth soccer, and working in community mental health providing intensive case management, navigation, and social and emotional support to individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the Portland region.
Stephanie finds joy in spending time with close family or watching the television, cozied up with a candle, Sherpa blanket and a warm beverage. As someone who is an introvert and someone who feels deeply, time to recharge is important for maintaining her wellness recovery action plan. Stephanie is constantly fostering purpose and meaning, finding personal satisfaction, building her awareness, and acknowledges the importance of sleep, nutrition, and physical activity. Having a pleasant and stimulating environment is important to her and she is the type of person who will encourage others to make time for self-care that works for you!