Stephanie Voelker, LPC
Healing and recovery can be a difficult journey. I believe that it is important to have a safe space to process experiences and feelings, to build coping skills, and to learn to practice those skills in daily life. Working from a trauma-informed lens, I collaborate with clients to develop a tailored and unique individual treatment plan to help promote optimum mental health and the maintenance of daily functioning. Through the therapeutic process, I guide clients to discover their own personal insights, build self-compassion, and achieve their goals.
My background includes working in community-based mental health services, crisis-intervention, and domestic violence counseling settings where I have facilitated groups with and provided individual therapy to folks of all ages addressing a wide variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, dual-diagnoses and other chronic mental health disorders. I utilize multiple therapeutic interventions such as talk therapy, mindfulness, artistic activities, and person-centered therapy.
I have a strong interest in working with individuals who have been diagnosed with or believe themselves to be on the autistic spectrum, as well as those with physical and mental disabilities. I am inclusive of working with individuals from all backgrounds no matter what race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or age.
I acquired my Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Northeastern Illinois University. I received my Master of Art Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University, Chicago, IL. I have also completed a 40-hour domestic violence and sexual assault training, as well as my clinical internship, at the largest domestic violence shelter in Illinois.