Congratulations! Just by thinking about making changes in your life, your journey has already begun. With over 14 years of experience in the field, I have extensive knowledge about working with those experiencing sexual issues, as well as parenting/step-parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, sexual assault survivors, physical and emotional abuse, and many other issues. I feel that my strength is offering nonjudgmental support through this journey we call life. More than anything, I want my clients to feel safe talking with me and empowered to make the steps they wish in life.
Also, on a personal note, I am a mother of two biological children and a stepmother to my two stepsons. I grew up in Texas and moved to Michigan 16 years ago. I enjoy traveling with my husband and watching my kids play various sports and dance.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LPC #6401011314 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
Working with Stephanie has been, by far, the best and most beneficial experience I have ever had with a mental health professional. After more than a decade struggling to find mental health resources that feel positive and beneficial, I feel that I have been able to make more progress than ever before. I am so grateful for finding a great match in Stephanie, and for the flexibility she offers. She is a great listener, and seems to know when and how to "push" me to grow, and when to validate and help me feel empowered, even when I am not aware of what my needs are in the moment.
Stephanie is amazing. She's been so diligent in checking in with me and is always very supportive. Her guidance is having a really positive impact on my life and I greatly appreciate her support.
Stephanie has helped me massively to be me. She supports and is just the nicest person in the world. I cannot thank her enough for her continual guidance, support and care. She's the best!!!
In the one month that I have been working with Stephanie I have felt great changes in my life. She has helped me with the steps to not only overcoming my addiction but also in being a better person who can have healthy relationships going forward. She treats me as individual and helps me understand our sessions and I always come out of a live session feeling better than I do every time. Definitely a good person and a greater therapist!
Stephanie listens very closely and her responses prove that.
She’s the best and has helped me thru some very difficult times. :-)
She's been able to help me with things that have been problems that have plagued me and become severe daily struggles for so many years where I felt helpless because with the countless things I tried nothing would help. Therapy had never worked for me and she really knows what she's talking about. Whether things are really bad or it's an easy day mentally, she is a really good guide to help you get mentally stronger while still being realistic and I'd recommend her to anyone.
Stephanie's counselling has been invaluable, and she's been an amazing help through some pretty tough times.
Very understanding and good mentor of life. I strongly recommend Stephanie Schwanda to anybody needing help.
Stephanie has been a tremendous help to me in a time I really needed someone to talk to. I really have come to rely on my messages to her and feel that she cares how I'm doing and is very responsive, even checks in on me.
Stefanie is an excellent counselor. She is very empathetic and has the amazing ability to listen without judgment. Every time when we talk I feel empowered and understood.
Stephanie is awesome. I switched counselors and got matched with her and it was such a good match up. She has been a huge help
I highly recommend Stephanie, she is empathic, intuitive and perceptive.
Stephanie has helped me so much to get to the core of my issues and really draw on my strengths to begin to heal from past trauma. She is so easy to talk to, nonjudgmental and she gets me even when I think no one does. She is also so dedicated to replying promptly especially when I need a little more help
She has been helping me for a little while now, she has been amazing to me. She is very helpful and there when I just need to vent.
I've been with Stephanie for over a year now and the progress we've made is huge. She's been such a help. Especially recommend her for LGBTQ issues.
It has been a delight working with Stephanie. She is very easy to open up to, very positive and a great listener who poses questions that get to the heart of the matter. The counseling sessions and written communication with her have helped me to reflect deeply and get clarity on the challenges that I have been facing. I would strongly recommend Stephanie as a counselor.
Stephanie is very supportive and responsive when I message her. It doesn't matter if I take days to respond, she always messages me to check up on me and ask me how I am. She's attentive to my personal needs as well as focuses on overall ways to improve my emotional health. I would definitely recommend her.
Stephanie is incredibly helpful. She has an intuition and counseling style that helped me overcome difficult obstacles and manage my life in meaningful and effective ways. She is non judgmental, caring and highly intelligent.
Stephanie has been really helpful in understanding my problem. Understand me and my personality and help me accordingly. She is nonjudgemental and I was able to share my problem with her quite openly and freely. I believe anyone can approach her and seek her advice. Thanks!
Stephanie Schwanda is a professional and attentive counselor. I have never been able to open up, be so honest and comfortable with a counselor before. She is very understanding and non judgmental. Her advice is outstanding and very down to earth. I would strongly recommend her and BetterHelp to others.
5/5 for me.
Stephanie is kind, empathetic, non-judgemental, positive and helpful.
I appreciate that she is able to challenge my ideas and responses.
She is genuinely interested in helping me find answers to challenges I am facing, but more than that seems actually invested in the outcome as well.
I am hopeful that with her help I will be able to make meaningful, permanent changes.
She's amazing. Extremely supportive and has a great follow-up.
Stephanie showed me that she cares when she checked in with me when I didn't reply. She is extremely kind, nonjudgmental and understanding.
Stephanie is a gem. She seems to understand what I am talking about and offers valuable advice and exercises that work. I particularly like the fact that she is both a professional and a friend at the same time. I would definitely recommend her to people who are hesitating or feeling too insecure to start their counseling process.
Stephanie is a compassionate and insightful counsellor who has helped me deal with longstanding issues effectively. Highly recommended!
She is amazing and a good listener. Strongly recommend her!
She's great and always checks in when I don't reply - she shows she cares!
She is a great listener and an understanding person, who on the first spot saw what I was missing.
Stephanie has been really kind and supportive, and responds to me on a daily basis. She has been extremely helpful and guiding me to achieve emotional stability and hopefully, help me to focus so i can achieve my financial goals. Thank you, Stephanie.
Stephanie is a great therapist and listened when I asked to think out loud for 20min every session. A really great soul.
Stephanie has been a wonderful support and she has offered great advice. Thank you so much!
Stephanie Schwanda has been a great help to me over the past few months. I have no issues speaking out to her because she understood my situation and gave appropriate support like exercises or worksheet for me to work on. It is something that I needed the most and thankfully I decided to take action. I would not been better if it wasn't for this service. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Stephanie is very great to deal with intimacy and relationships. I believe she is good at others too. I trust her and she could provide the right way and words for me.
When you are in the ocean lost and in the darkness, I believe Steph is the lighthouse that guides you to the calm and peaceful waters. She is comprehensive, does not judge you, and help you to see the good in you. Is my first experience in therapy and it has been the best experience thanks to her.
Stephanie was very helpful and down to earth!!!
Steph, was very nice. Listened to what I had to say and put in her expertise with any situation I gave her. A real pro!
Stephanie is an amazing counselor. She listens to me and always makes me see different sides to my problems. I've learned a lot in the two months I've been working with her.
She is amazing and is there whenever you need her. She gets back to you as soon as possible and guides you through struggles and doesn't judge you. She is so amazing at her job. I never felt like anyone understood me until I started talking to her. The BetterHelp team is amazing as well.
She's really nice and doesn't judge you. She only supports you and does keep in contact with you to check in. It's good to talk to her.
Stephanie is amazing. There are some things I thought I'd have to keep buried and be able to talk about, but she makes sure you feel comfortable and knowledgeable about her morals and confidentiality and that she is not judgemental. I knew the "hidden issues" were what I needed to get out and learn to accept and move forward. She has been that person, the one person who no matter what didn't judge, understands more than just that, but genuinely wants to help me move forward in many areas and aspects for a better mental wellbeing and stable life. THANK YOU!!
She makes the path out of the dark seem a lot less daunting. There's no pressure and it always feels like she's really listening. I'm really glad I got her for a counselor.
Stephanie was great and exactly what I was after. She listened and understood me. Very professional while having a good level of personal understanding made me relaxed and confident.
Stephanie is a wonderful listener, and has inspired me in a variety of ways to face my challenges.
This was my first experience with counseling, and I've been in good hands with Stephanie. She's been very responsive and insightful. Writing to her feels like writing in a diary, except that the diary writes back! She's positive and easy to talk to. She has helped me clear a lot of tangles in my head along with lending a fresh perspective on things I struggle with. Definitely recommend her!
Stephanie is very good and caring, she follows up and pays a lot of attention to my concerns.
Stephanie has been absolutely amazing in helping me find solutions for myself. I doubt my ability a lot and she is so encouraging and supportive. She takes the time to listen to me and always goes over what I say. I feel that she truly cares about my wellbeing and helping me.