Stephanie Gast (she/her)

MS, AMFT No. 117339
Accepting Clients

I help folks understand & process family roles, relationship dynamics & survival mechanisms learned in childhood that no longer serve them.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Fullerton, CA
Supervised by Jacqueline Plante, CA LMFT No. 91084

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I specialize in supporting those struggling with anxiety, low-self esteem, emotional overwhelm, relationship issues, & other forms of inner child wounds. In order to feel safe & have our needs met, we may adopt behaviors such as conflict avoidance, people-pleasing, perfectionism, etc. Once needed to survive, as we get older, these protective mechanisms can cause states of depression/anxiety, stunt us from growing, & (unconsciously) recreate relationship patterns from our childhood.

My Background and Approach

I guide folks through inner child work which is a way of treating presenting problems by addressing the root of our issues. There isn’t just one inner child within us; we all have younger aspects of ourselves at various ages who all hold different experiences & needs. With a heart-centered approach, I guide people through the shadow integration process of uncovering & embracing these wounded parts with love, compassion, & acceptance. My therapeutic approach can be considered a reparenting process in which I support folks in learning to become their own loving caregiver. Helping people deepen their understanding of themselves, cultivate self-compassion, & discover new ways to relate to themselves & others. I provide a safe, validating space for people to tend to their inner child to reconnect with their true selves.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In life, we all face our own struggles. I don't think I would be the therapist I am today if it weren't for my pain & hardships. Since dedicating myself to my education & my own inner child work, I have cultivated the most loving relationship with myself I have ever had. I still struggle & will continue to grow as we all do on this journey of being human. Resilience is so much more than being strong & persevering through pain. To me, resilience is also having the courage to lean into your most vulnerable, painful emotions with softness & gentleness. The wounded parts of us long to be seen, heard, felt, & given the love & comfort they always needed. It’s my soul’s purpose to support, guide, & encourage people so they can do the same for themselves.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session


(714) 519-6459 Email Stephanie
1440 N Harbor Boulevard, Suite 600A
Fullerton, CA 92835

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