Stephanie Lessmeier, M.Ed, LPC, NCC
Hello there! I'm Stephanie, and I do DBT counseling and EMDR part-time with LifeWork. I enjoy working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidality, complex trauma, and/or personality disorders. I'm pretty down-to-earth and like to partner with people to tackle the things that make life hard. I use DBT skills and EMDR myself, so I am someone that will practice what I preach. My favorite Leslie Knope quote is "I care. I care a lot. It's kinda my thing." This resonates with me - I care a ton, and like Leslie, love working with people to get their needs met.
I’m a homebody and introvert that loves talking to people one-on-one. I love learning new things on my own timeline, hoodies, and cuddling with pillows, blankets, my cats, and my partner. I get fixated on things in true ADD fashion, and I am currently all about making bioactive terrariums and playing video games. I also get grumpy if I don't get into nature often enough.
I've been working in the mental health field since 2011, and have been a DBT counselor since 2015. I'm a Licenced Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I received my EMDR certification through EMDRIA in 2022. I work with ages 14+. I take Cigna and Anthem.