Stephanie Schafer, LPCC, NCC

Stephanie Schafer, LPCC, NCC

Biography 

Stephanie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minored in Human Development Family Science and Women and Gender Studies in 2013 from North Dakota State University. She continued her education at NDSU and earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015. She currently is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in North Dakota. 

Stephanie is LGBTQIA+ affirming and believes in a holistic approach to counseling. Her experience in community mental health, primary care, and Employee Assisted Plans (EAP) counseling gives her a unique insight into how health conditions affect all areas of life. She works with families, couples, and individuals struggling with a variety of stressors such as burnout, depression, life transitions, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship strain and many others. Stephanie uses techniques that involve Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Approach, Strength-Based, and Mindfulness. She is especially passionate about helping professionals be well in the workplace. Stephanie is one of the few practitioners in the area that works with medical professionals, and first responders to help support them in stressful work environments.

 

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Master’s Degree of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

 

Associations/Memberships:

North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners

North Dakota Counselor Association

National Board of Certified Counselors 

 

Provider Email: Stephanie@birchwoodcounseling.com

 

 

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