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Counseling and Coaching to Living a More Fulfilling Life

RIM Therapy

Live the Life You Want! RIM is Fast, Easy and Permanent ​​Release Stress, Anxiety & Fear Feel Happier Feel Healthy and Look Great Advance your Career Earn More Money Find True Love Enjoy Your Family Let go of old...
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Pathways of Recovery Workshop

“That which we do not heal from childhood we replay into adulthood.”   — Pia Mellody  My life had become unmanageable. I dropped to my knees and asked God to help me find a way to...
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Trauma Resolution, Recovery, and Addiction

Stephanie uses a combination of her extensive experience, creative solutions and therapy models (including the 12-step model) to assist you in trauma resolution and recovery, and addiction treatment and recovery. Signs that you may have...
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About Stephanie


“I want to faithfully and passionately help people heal, restore and transform their lives on every level in order to become all that God created them to be.”



Stephanie Ecke is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). She has extensive trauma resolution training and uses mind/body techniques to help clients heal from trauma. She has her certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is trained in using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EMT).

While she works with a variety of clients, Stephanie specializes in trauma and addiction. She trained at The Meadows with Pia Mellody, a pioneer in the fields of codependency and addiction. She is committed to helping her clients find freedom from trauma and addiction, and celebrates their successes as they step into new, bright, hopeful futures.

Stephanie started her private practice in 1992 after working with the Family Services Association, which offered a family sexual abuse treatment program. She also has experience working with clients at a methadone clinic and served as the Education Director for the Phobia Clinic of San Antonio.

As a Certified Life Purpose Coach, Stephanie has published several articles. She also co-authored an article in Purpose Driven Connection magazine with Katie Brazelton, author of Pathway to Purpose for Women and several other books.

Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in Counseling, with a specialty in substance abuse counseling, from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Her bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Psychology is from Incarnate Word University.

Stephanie has been in recovery for more than 25 years. She has been married for more than three decades and has two grown sons and three grandchildren, soon to be four!

Straight from Steph

Learn Rim Essentials with Stephanie Ecke, LPC, LCDC
  Take your clients and your business to an entirely new level! An Advanced Tool for Coaches, Therapists, Speakers, Trainers, Nurses, Teachers, Counselors and anyone...
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Are you a “worn out woman?”
More and more women are suffering from adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia or even chronic fatigue syndrome. But God did not create us to live life exhausted!...
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Beware of Narcissism
In NARCISSISTIC LOVERS, the authors state that" narcissists tend to be drawwn to co-dependents because they have a subconscious desire to be mothered and taken...
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Stop the Stress Eating
By Kay Spears, Nutritionist and Stephanie Ecke, Trauma/Addiction Therapist Why do we eat all the wrong foods when we’re stressed? The answer to this question...
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Recovery — Sometimes Swift, Sometimes Slow
Yikes, I broke two bones in my leg when I "took a tumble" (thanks, Jan) walking on Saturday. I had surgery two days ago. I...
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The Toxic Cycle of Love Addiction
The new year is here and your list of goals are set for 2012. Do you find yourself thinking that this is the year you...
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“Stephanie Ellis Ecke has spent over 10 years working with me to learn about the identification and treatment of childhood trauma, codependence and love addiction, as well as other addictions. She is dedicated to creating a safe environment for her individual clients as well as couples to heal and recover. I recognize in her the sort of therapist who exemplifies the ideals I believe in.”

—Pia Mellody, Author of Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction


“Stephanie is an expert in the field of love addiction. But you could say that about others. What makes Stephanie unique is that she is a brilliant healer. She does more than pass on what she has learned from her research and personal experiences, she creates. Starting as a wounded healer in this field, she has risen to expert status. I cannot say enough about how she balances knowledge with empathy for those she helps. If you have a chance to work with Stephanie or reach out to her for help, grab it. You won’t regret it!

—Susan Peabody, Author of Addiction to Love

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