Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years of experience working with chronic illness patients. She had ileostomy surgery in 2012 because of Crohn's disease and has a passion for helping those with health challenges live their life to the fullest.
Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Medical Hypnotherapy, Psycho-education, and a Strengths-based approach, her private practice counsels patients ranging in age from five through late adulthood with a special interest and advanced training in treating gastrointestinal conditions.
She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Iowa and taught students with severe autism in the Chicago Public Schools for three years before earning her graduate degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago. Stephanie worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem in the Kellogg Cancer Center for six years as an outpatient oncology social worker. During this time, she co-founded Oak Park Behavioral Medicine with Dr. Tiffany Taft, where she worked for six years seeing patients with chronic illness before opening Chronic Illness Psychotherapy located in Evanston, Illinois.