Since 2015, Stephanie Marquart, MA, LCPC, RPT has enjoyed working with children, teens, and adults. Her approach to counseling is guided by the therapeutic relationship, based on the unique needs of each individual, and grounded in safety, empathy, and authenticity. Stephanie is dedicated to topics of anxiety/depression, emotion regulation, relational conflicts, parenting struggles, family conflict, self-esteem difficulties, and life transitions. She is welcoming of people from all racial, ethnic, sexual, gender, and religious identities.
A Southwest Florida native, Stephanie moved to the Midwest to receive her BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. Prior to joining Alcorn & Allison, Stephanie’s clinical training was at Wheaton Youth Outreach, where she advocated for and empowered youth and families in a community mental health context. Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and completed specialized training to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
With her love of travel and the outdoors, Stephanie and her husband are often planning their next adventure. When home, she is tackling the never-ending home improvement projects in their 1920s bungalow, trying new recipes, and listening to audiobooks.
Stephanie’s Approach to Therapy
Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or a loved one, I greatly value the trust and vulnerability required to start the therapeutic process. In my approach to therapy, I strive to foster a genuine, safe, and collaborative environment with each client.
In my work with adults, I deeply value the power of each individual’s story. With curiosity and compassion, I walk alongside you in your narrative to help integrate the intersection of mind, body, feelings, relationships, and goals.
When working with adolescents, I am acutely aware of the challenges and triumphs that teens maneuver through in their relationships, at school, and with technology. With active listening and kindness, I walk with teens in their journey of discovery and promote growth towards healthy self-esteem, awareness, and identity development.
As for my work with children, I believe that play is the child’s language and toys are the child’s words. Through the introduction of coping skills and psychoeducation, I work with children to help strengthen their emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and ability to regulate big feelings.