Stephani has a passion for helping individuals and families who have experienced traumatic and stressful situations, heal. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, providing in-home and outpatient services, as well as providing reflective supervision for clinical staff. She is experienced in providing family therapy, play therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and attachment-based therapy. Stephani is a nationally certified TF-CBT therapist, a nationally rostered CPP provider, and trained in EMDR. Stephani is also endorsed as a Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor through with Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health.
Stephani graduated with a BA in Psychology from Lake Forest College in Illinois in 2007, with a MS from Edgewood College’s Marriage and Family Therapy program in 2009 and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Stephani completed the year long Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone program at UW-Madison in 2019.
Stephani has always had an interest in working with children and families and prior to joining the staff at Foundations, worked for many years as a nanny and an assistant teacher at a Montessori school. Stephani completed undergraduate internships with a therapeutic equestrian program, and a hospital’s Partial Hospital, and Intensive Outpatient programs. Stephani joined Foundations staff in 2008 as a graduate intern and was hired full time in 2009. Stephani feels strongly that we all have work to do; that self-awareness deepens our ability to challenge our unconscious biases, bear witness to others suffering, be vulnerable and act from integrity.
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