Dr. Stephanie G. Thompson, LCSW
Stephanie is the Program Director for Center for Discovery’s Del Mar Residential Treatment Center overseeing the day to day clinical and administrative operations of the facility. She earned her Doctor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Southern California where she focused on Leadership, Management and Innovation at the doctoral level and Mental Health and Medical Social Work at the master’s level. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, Biological Science and Mathematics from La Sierra University, and an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development and Education from Santa Ana College.
Stephanie has extensive experience in clinical social work in a variety of settings such as inpatient hospitalization, emergency services, intensive outpatient programs, private practice, primary care, and military mental health for the United States Navy. Stephanie specializes in the treatment of trauma, historical abuse, severe mental illness, and co-occurring disorders including addiction through the application of resiliency-building modalities including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, CPT, ACT, PST, MI and Gestalt Therapy. Additionally, she is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and National Association of Social Workers. Stephanie believes that management of symptoms and recovery from illness are possible when opportunity and resources are made available in a supportive environment.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys beach walks, antique shopping, painting, spending time with her family and puppies, and researching the culture, architecture and history of Japan.