Stacie Brethauer

(MA, LPC, MFT)
Therapist Stacie Brethauer Photo

About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and a Behavior Specialist. I have enjoyed over 12 years working in the mental health field, helping my clients change their lives in positive ways.

Those that I come alongside often say I provide warm, heartfelt support and professional guidance as they found hope and transformation through their struggles. Taking part in their journey as an expert guide, I have helped individuals navigate their way through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, lack of self-confidence, major life transitions or grief and loss.

Refreshing to my clients, I have a unique and individualized approach to my counseling, while at the same time being highly educated and expertly trained in mental health. Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Existential, Trauma-Informed Care and Strength-Based are theories that I draw from. I tailor my service in unique ways to support the specific needs of my clients while drawing from proven theoretical strategies.

During our sessions together, you can expect that we will sort through the challenges you are facing, choose the strategies that work the best while focusing on making the changes that matter the most to you.

I am confident of this: the life you want is already within your reach and the struggle that you are feeling right now is just temporary. You’ve already done the hardest part; you reached out and asked for help.

Now it's time for you to take the next best step.

I am here for you, as you begin your journey. Let’s take that next step, together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC012280 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by N.O. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Stacie has been ver supportive and available to help with both my daily issues should one arise as well as our weekly sessions actively listening and asking the right questions.

Written by C.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stacie is always patient and understanding.

Written by A.M. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Life changing! I wish I hadn't waited so long !

Written by N.A. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stacie is a very empathetic, genuine, kind, thoughtful, respectful and understanding person and therapist. At the core, she’s a wonderful human being which helps bring out her positive qualities. She’s not only a great listener, but is able to get to the root of challenges/problems to resolve and heal from them not just put a band aid over the symptoms. I’ve been fortunate and am grateful for having being matched with Stacie. Her deep knowledge specifically in mindfulness, natural healing techniques, and CBT has benefitted me greatly!

Written by J.O. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Stacie literally had saved my life. After going through a heartbreaking breakup she brought me back to a happy place just by letting me work through and feel what I was feeling. She is always on time for our sessions and responds to any questions I have in a timely fashion. Simply put, she is the best and I am truly thankful to have found her and BetterHelp.

Written by A.L. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Stacie has been beyond amazing and truly the reason I have stuck with therapy and Better Help. She is so understanding and helps me so deeply with issues that I can’t recognize myself sometimes. She has helped me get through so much and become empowered. I love Stacie!

Written by A.M. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Stacie has been a godsend for me. I finally feel like I am getting help for the first time in my life.

Written by D.A. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had 1 session with her but she was amazing the first session!

Written by K.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Stacie is amazing. Some people were put on earth to do something, and Stacie was put here to help people heal. I don't know how I would have survived without her guidance and support over the past many months.

Written by M.E. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Stacie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

It is an absolute breath of fresh air having Stacie to talk with. She is friendly, knowledgeable and deeply compassionate. My quality of life is improving with each conversation we have.

Written by M.E. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

She is competent, compassionate, patient and knowledgeable. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to have found a therapist I can connect with especially it being my first time in therapy. I would highly recommend her.

Written by S.U. on Oct 02, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Stacie is a caring, compassionate professional with great insight. She is truly a wonderful counselor.

Written by T.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Speaking with Stacie weekly is like talking with an old friend. I have never personally met her but, it does feel like I've known her for years. It really helps with opening up.
It's also been wonderful to hear a little bit about her own struggles with things so you don't feel like "it's only me."

Written by M.E. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel like I have made so much progress and even share the help I have gotten from Stacie, to friends and family who are so proud of the ways I handle things now! I absolutely recommend her! She’s amazing!! I couldn’t have been paired with someone better!

Written by K.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stacie has seen me through a really difficult yet impactful part of my life. I’m so happy she came across my path and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a compassionate, straight-forward therapist

Written by N.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

My experience with Stacie is new but it’s already been life changing. This is my first time seeking the help she has been providing and I don’t regret one minute of it. Thank you to BetterHelp for providing an amazing platform and thank you Stacie for walking into my life.

Written by T.I. on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Stacie is a very compassionate therapist. She is skilled and knowledgeable in her field and has helped me feel at ease during a tough time. Stacie knows what questions to ask, how to focus on the issue at hand, and how to offer solutions to problems with good insight as to what would benefit her clients most. Words cannot describe how much she has helped me feel more comfortable and safe in confiding in her. I would highly recommend Stacie!

Written by V.I. on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I had 4 sessions with Stacie and it was just what I needed. She was warm, insightful, intuitive, and responsive. It took her no time at all to figure out who I am and where my stuck points are. She remembered details about my thoughts and experiences from one session to the next which made me feel heard and lent a continuity to the process. I will likely seek her out again in the future, and I would highly recommend her to new members!

Written by J.E. on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I love talking with Stacie. She was so open with me when we first talked and she lead us to great conversations using the right questions. I look forward to talking to her every week and she’s already helped me do much after just talking with her twice.

Written by L.A. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Stacie is not only knowledgeable but empathetic - I’m so grateful I’ve found her on this path to healing and better living.

Written by S.H. on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Stacie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Though Stacie & I haven't been working together for very long, I felt a connection right away with her. Often in therapy it takes several sessions to "get to know" each other & to develop trust. From the first session though, Stacie was able to communicate in a way that made me feel seen, understood, & supported. There is no "filler" when working with her; she makes every minute of the session count by listening, rephrasing what she hears, & providing practical suggestions and "homework" that foster self-compassion & growth outside of session. I am so grateful that I have been able to work with her. Already I am experiencing tremendous shifts in my awareness, setting better boundaries, & feeling encouraged to practice vulnerability & authenticity.