Stephanie graduated from Adler University, formerly The Adler School of Professional Psychology, in Chicago, Illinois in 2012. She earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Forensic Psychology, is licensed with the State of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Stephanie has experience working with young adults and adults with a variety of presenting problems, from Depression and Bipolar Disorder to Psychotic and Personality Disorders. Much of her work has consisted of clinical evaluations, individual and group therapy, as well as facilitating trainings. She is familiar with assisting individuals in working through the aforementioned problems as they navigate the criminal justice system and life in general. Further, Stephanie has worked in a variety of settings, including non-profit, community outpatient, county jail, and specialty agencies focusing on work with offenders at various points of the criminal justice process (e.g. pre-sentencing, deferred sentences, probation, parole, halfway house residents).
Stephanie approaches counseling and therapy utilizing evidence-based therapeutic approaches and interventions including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She delivers her services with a twist of Client-Centered, Existential, and Gestalt interventions to address the more personal side of issues addressed in therapy such that individuals walk away with clear, useful tools to address issues while further developing insight to his/her self and fostering personal growth.
In addition to therapy, Stephanie has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, both independently and under the supervision of professors at Adler University. Her work has been published in a local newspaper as it relates to Sports Psychology and Wellness and she was recently highlighted by Adler University for the work she has been engaged in since graduating (links below). Her personal interests include being fit and active via CrossFit and outdoor activities, as well as learning alternative ways to address ailments via herbal medicine.