I’m Stephanie, and I’m currently about halfway through my MS in Counseling (LPC) at SMU. My areas of interest include trauma and abuse, mood disorders, and substance abuse as well as issues around gender, power, and trust. I’m interested in Gestalt and Family Systems theories as well as Social Justice and Feminist approaches to counseling. I love to travel and go to concerts, but these days I’m way more likely to spend my spare time binge-watching stand-up comedy with my cat, Oliver, than going on any big adventures. My life goals include visiting every continent, cage-diving with great white sharks, and successfully painting my nails with my non-dominant hand. A few of my favorite things are coffee, kittens, and queso.
I am a graduate student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. When I'm not working on research or as a part-time statistical consultant, I may be found playing recreational co-ed soccer or spending time with the coolest kid I know: my daughter, Sophie. Also vying for my attention are two very sweet and very needy Labradors and one feigningly disinterested kitty. I am blessed to share my household with a slightly eccentric Frenchman who makes an unforgettable crème brûlée. We’ve been married for over 6 years now, but who’s counting? I am working on a research-based PhD in social psychology. My current research directions include attitudes and deliberate self-persuasion as well as irrational contagion of moral credentials. After graduating, I plan to find the world’s most perfect meatloaf recipe (or at least the diner that serves it).
I am currently a fourth year doctoral student pursing a PhD in Counseling Psychology. My areas of emphasis include multiculturalism, feminism, underserved populations, trauma recovery, and statistics and research. I know that last one comes as a bit of a shock from the others, but I am a true stats nerd down to the bone. My areas of research focus mostly on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, men’s violence against women. Other areas of interest include theoretical approaches to psychotherapy, evidence based psychotherapy, and third wave behavioral strategies. In addition to being a full time graduate student, I work full time as a statistics and research consultant for the university I attend as well as through a private firm. In what little free time I find myself with, I enjoy watching a variety of trashy reality TV shows, shopping for pointy boots, and attempting to have some kind of social life.