Stephanie Whitman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Fellow Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a trained mediator, and former attorney. Stephanie specializes in couples therapy, both pre-marital and marital. She also helps individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, intimacy, and sexual abuse issues. Additional information about Stephanie's practice is available here.
Note regarding COVID-19:
Stephanie is holding therapy sessions through video conference (also called Telehealth), until further notice. She has found video conferences to be comfortable and effective, particularly in relieving anxiety, for individuals and couples practicing social distancing.**
Stephanie creates a safe environment to explore difficult topics. Her approach to psychotherapy is both solution-oriented and existential. Change occurs through a combination of insight, education, and practice. She works with clients to address both positive and negative patterns that influence the quality of their lives. Much of her work with couples is based on attachment theory. The focus of the work is to enhance the bond between the partners through insight, empathy, and improved communication techniques.
Stephanie’s cases have been featured in the Ladies Home Journal “Can This Marriage Be Saved” column (www.lhj.com/relationships/can-this-marriage-be-saved/unsolvable-conflicts/i-never-do-anthing-right/). She is also highly recommended as a therapist on Chicago’s Neighborhood Parent’s Network (www.npnparents.org).
Stephanie holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan. Before training in therapy, Stephanie was a practicing attorney. She graduated from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
*Please note that Psychology Today lists my phone number as (847) 416-2073. That number actually forwards phone calls to my cell phone, which is (847) 209-6926. If you would like to send me a text message, please send it directly to my cell number.
**At least Blue Cross and Aetna cover therapy through video conference.