About me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. I have more than 20 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I received Jesus as my savior over 25 years ago. I didn't realize then that I would come to enjoy listening to others and that God would lead me to become a counselor so that I could fulfill His purpose! John 16:33b says "In this world, ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. God never promised a pain free life and as long as we are on the earth we will experience painful situations. But with God, nothing is impossible. I believe that God has called me to help those who need to work through their difficulties in life.

My approach is one that experts might call cognitive/behavioral, but in essence, it's actually this: how we think directly impacts our behaviors. Therefore if we think the way God wants us to think, we are sure to change the way we behave. In listening to you, I believe that the Holy Spirit directs me as the word of God is life to me. I incorporate the scriptures and God's love into every counseling session.

I am glad that you got the courage to seek help as sometimes asking for help can be very scary. I don't believe it's an accident that you ended up getting me as your counselor and I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Depression , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCPC 180-000667


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephanie Haywood. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Stephanie for 7 months

Stephanie is great with understanding and providing faith based insight and encouragement! She has provided me tools to understanding and working through childhood traumas that surface in my adult years. She is so compassionate and is great at listening. Her encouragement for me to work through my pain is refreshing.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 7 months

I appreciate God placing Stephanie in my life. God has used her in many ways beyond what I am able to put to words, but I know He has orchestrated her being here in this season of my life.
Stephanie will listen. Stephanie will pray. Stephanie will share what she believes to be necessary to assist in identifying and clarifying matters that concern me. She does not profess to have all of the answers, however she will walk with one as one navigate his/her process.
I appreciate her service and am very grateful to the Lord for all she has gained through time, study, and impartation from Him.

Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 years and 10 months

From the very first appointment Stephanie has been helping me gain the skills to overcome many deeply embedded struggles I have been fighting for years - I am so very grateful for Stephanie & her insight, compassion, knowledge, strength & of course her never ending faith, all of which she spreads to me in every interaction we have!

Written on Feb 18, 2020 after therapy with Stephanie for 9 months

I’m by far satisfied with my counselor and the app

Written on Jun 14, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie is extremely patient and open to listen to my problems and very honest

Written on Jun 13, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie has helped me in so many ways. She’s been a huge blessing in my life and I’ve never experienced having a counselor as attentive as she was. She listened to all of my concerns and encouraged me in so many ways. Her advice really helped me in my spiritual life and I love that we had things in common. I would definitely recommend her to anyone! I believe she has a gift that God wants to use for his glory. Thank you Stephanie!

Written on May 28, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

After some time being her client, I have enjoyed my sessions with Stephanie. She applies her best effort when exploring my concerns and seeks the best possible solution. I feel comfortable speaking to her about my issues and feel confident that she will continue granting me the best possible advice.

Written on May 08, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 3 weeks

She definitely tries to understand her clients. Gives a comforting feeling of being someone who cares enough. I wish her the very best in life.

Written on May 02, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

She's thorough. She listens and responds promptly and appropriately. She makes you feel like she cares and pays attention to your concerns. I would recommend most definitely.

Written on Apr 30, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Stephanie really helps me understand why I feel the way I feel and how to go about overcoming those feelings.

Written on Apr 24, 2018 after therapy with Stephanie for 2 weeks

Thank you for your help, Stephanie. I think it is really comforting to use God's word and remind someone of their identity in Christ. If someone going through a difficult time would only by God's grace stop believing the lies the enemies tells us and be reminded who we are in Christ and how God sees us it will surely free us from bondage. The root is the lies we believe and the only solution is to remove that lie. And it will solve all the problems in the world. I think. Thanks for your help and I hope you will never be afraid to counsel through prayer and using the Word of God for Jesus is the only cure in this broken world.

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