Stephanie Sommerstedt, M.MFT
I became a therapist because I believe in the power and influence of relationships and empirical research has shown marriage and family therapy to be beneficial for many individuals, couples, and families seeking positive change. I am passionate about the holistic, systemic lens through which I work. Being a therapist also allows me to tap into my highly creative side. It is an honor to walk with my clients as they gain life experience, get to know their loved ones better, as they move through pain, and as they grow and discover more helpful and healthier ways of being.
M.MFT, Lipscomb University
B.S., Healthcare Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
For about a decade, I worked on the analytic side of healthcare. I was a programmer and was involved heavily in corporate communications, which helped me understand performance pressure and served to develop my skills in logic and reasoning.
The decision to become a therapist came from my desire to work more directly with clients. As a clinician, I have worked in both non-profit and private practice settings, serving a diverse clientele seeking help for a wide range of issues.
I welcome the opportunity to work with clients on any issue, however, my areas of special focus include conflicted couples, sex therapy, spiritual and religious distress, adult survivors of childhood trauma, emotional repression, issues of shame, and anxiety and depression.
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