I'm Stephanie DiMaggio, LCPC and Founder of SMD Therapy.
I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology. Prior to grad school I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but after an internship at the county courthouse I decided against it (for so many reasons).
Therapy isn't about "fixing" you. You're not broken. My goal is to help YOU feel empowered to be a better version of yourself and to take meaningful steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. I will build on your strengths to help you facilitate growth.
You might ask yourself why can't I just read a self-help book, listen to a podcast, or vent to my friends? Is therapy really necessary? Therapy is absolutely not necessary AND it gives you an unbiased party who knows ways of helping you dive deeper or ways of effectively reducing your symptoms.
I specialized in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person Centered Therapy.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training (2023)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Intensive ACT Training (2022)
Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training (2022)
Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training (2022)
Advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training (2019)
EMDR Therapy Training (2019)
The Essentials of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (2018)
and many more!
You are strongly encouraged to contact your insurance carrier before your session to understand any co-payments, co-insurance, or costs for which you may be responsible. Services may be covered in full or part by your plan. You may check your coverage by calling the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and asking the following questions:
United Healthcare PPO
SMD Therapy is not in-network with HMO policies
Intake Sessions: $200
The intake session is the first meeting during which the client’s bio-psycho-social history is discussed. It is typically a 55-minute session. The client has the opportunity to share any significant medical issues, mental health symptoms, relationship history, and any other relevant life events. We will review your treatment goals together during the intake session. Depending on the extent of your history, a second intake session may be necessary.
Individual Therapy Sessions: $170
A therapy session is typically a 55-minute meeting during which we will discuss treatment relevant events and/or symptoms that occurred since the previous session or we can discuss any recent positive life experiences. Typical therapy sessions are an opportunity for us to explore and build awareness and insight around your experiences, behavior, interpersonal interactions, and symptoms, as well as learning skills to reduce behavioral responses.
Group Therapy Sessions: $40 per session (60 minute sessions)--Coming Soon!
Free 15 minute consultation upon request.
Payment is due at the time of services and may be made via credit or debit card, and HSA. If Payment is not received by next session, client will be automatically charged.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel your session with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full session fee. Please be aware that this fee will not be covered by your insurance carrier.
SMD Therapy does not write Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letters.