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

Licensing

LPC #6401011314 (Expires: 2018-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 K.I. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and relationship

She is very understanding and not judgmental. I can easily open up with her. English is not my first language and she understands me even if it might not be perfectly written or expressed. Overall I'm very satisfied.

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 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 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 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 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 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 M.I. on Aug 14, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and career

Excellent listener with great insights and a compassionate approach.

Written by N.U. on Aug 04, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks 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 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 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 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 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 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.