MSW, ASW, Primary Therapist
Stella Cuomo discovered a passion for helping others in high school where she volunteered at a suicide hotline for three years at Cedars Saini Medical Center. During her undergraduate studies in Psychology, Stella worked at a women’s domestic violence shelter and assisted in research projects that investigated the relationship between eating disorders, mindfulness and self-compassion.
She has always been interested in helping those who suffer from addictions, primarily substance use disorder and eating disorders. During her graduate studies at USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Stella worked at an eating disorder treatment center in Santa Monica, CA where she was a Resident Advisor and provided group psychotherapy in the adolescent program; she also worked at a non-profit rehabilitation treatment center in South Los Angeles providing individual and group psychotherapy for adults with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders.
She is an LGBTQ identified therapist and has worked with this population as a mentor for college-aged individuals and as clinician in treatment settings. Stella loves working at Alo House Recovery Centers because her beliefs for successful treatment outcomes align with the organization’s values: connection, compassion and community.