Doctorate Degree: Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Master’s Degree: Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Stephanie is a clinical psychology doctoral intern completing her fifth-year internship at MiraCare. She attends the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) in Chicago, IL, where she has earned a Master’s degree in clinical neuropsychology and is currently working on her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in the same concentration. Stephanie provides individual therapy, parent-training sessions, and neuropsychological assessment for MiraCare, and she has significant clinical experience treating anxiety, ADHD, acute/chronic psychosis, as well as assisting individuals to manage the difficulties that often occur with autism, Asperger’s, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and difficulties with social communication in children, teens, and adults. Many of these presentations are well known by name, but few people truly understand how far-reaching the effects can be, and it is Stephanie’s goal to help individuals and families navigate even the areas that are typically overlooked. Stephanie prefers to individualize treatment plans by tailoring her approaches to the needs, presentation, and cultural background of each patient, and her theoretical approaches include ACT, DBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, child-centered play therapy, and functional behavioral analysis. Stephanie has a strong belief that all behavior is a form of communication, especially in children, and if we can figure out what the individual is trying to tell us, that is when we can truly begin to give them the support that they need.