Stephanie Schwanda

(LPC)

About Me

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 "bonus" stepsons. I grew up in Texas and moved to Michigan 16 years ago. I have a natural positive attitude but have been through enough life to know it's not always easy. :)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Grief, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401011314 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on Aug 13, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by P.A. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by S.A. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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

Written by J.A. on Jul 07, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

I highly recommend Stephanie, she is empathic, intuitive and perceptive.

Written by E.L. on Jun 30, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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

Written by D.E. on Jun 30, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.H. on Jun 26, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by T.A. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, and anger

I've been working with Stephanie since November, and she's been a wonderful help to me.
I struggle with my weight and with a recent ADHD diagnosis, and her help through this difficult time has been priceless.
She always has a helpful suggestion of techniques to try in order to help me get through difficult times, and she's helped me get to a point where I've lost almost 28lbs since the beginning of the year!

Written by V.T. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

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.

Written by A.M. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.I. on Apr 30, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

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.

Written by K.I. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

I love BetterHelp. Stephanie is a very good listener and mentor. She gives good advice and I never feel judged. So if you guys want to get help, please subscribe. You will not regret it.

Written by S.R. on Mar 13, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

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!

Written by A.M. on Feb 16, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by A.C. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by W.A. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping

She's amazing. Extremely supportive and has a great follow-up.

Written by A.L. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating

Stephanie showed me that she cares when she checked in with me when I didn't reply. She is extremely kind, nonjudgmental and understanding.

Written by R.U. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.N. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Stephanie is a compassionate and insightful counsellor who has helped me deal with longstanding issues effectively. Highly recommended!

Written by S.E. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She is amazing and a good listener. Strongly recommend her!

Written by T.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career

She's great and always checks in when I don't reply - she shows she cares!

Written by J.A. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

Stephanie is amazing, and provides wonderful support. She also challenges me in ways that feel very genuine, nonjudgmental, and nonthreatening. Having this kind of support has made a world of difference to me, and has impacted my life in a positive and meaningful way. I tell everyone that my therapist is the best.

Written by M.I. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship

She is a great listener and an understanding person, who on the first spot saw what I was missing.

Written by J.A. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.L. on Nov 30, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Stephanie is a great therapist and listened when I asked to think out loud for 20min every session. A really great soul.

Written by T.I. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Stephanie has been a wonderful support and she has offered great advice. Thank you so much!

Written by J.O. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by Y.A. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by D.A. on Oct 18, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating

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.

Written by A.U. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 days

Stephanie was very helpful and down to earth!!!

Written by K.E. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

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!

Written by M.O. on Aug 31, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.L. on Aug 31, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by D.Í. on Aug 26, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by J.A. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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!!

Written by N.U. on Aug 04, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, and self esteem

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.

Written by G.A. on Jul 31, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and anger

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.

Written by M.A. on Jul 29, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Stephanie is a wonderful listener, and has inspired me in a variety of ways to face my challenges.

Written by M.A. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 6 days on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, and career

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!

Written by T.O. on Jul 06, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and grief

Stephanie is very good and caring, she follows up and pays a lot of attention to my concerns.

Written by S.A. on Jul 03, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

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.