Stephanie encourages her clients to embrace and overcome life's limitations and challenges while promoting a sense of personal responsibility for change. With a desire to make sure each client is getting what they need out of therapy, Stephanie embraces and encourages an open dialogue about what is and isn’t working during the therapy process. She believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important component for reaching success in therapy.
Along with her husband of 19 years, Stephanie is a parent of three children, three cats, and one dog!
Adler Graduate School
Master’s Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy (2011)
University of Minnesota School of Mortuary Science
Bachelor of Science (2000)
Training and Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist at The Relationship Therapy Center helping couples struggling with relationship distress including affairs and betrayals, couples on the brink of divorce, and high conflict couples. Individual therapy with clients also focused on building better relationships as well as overcoming trauma and family-of-origin struggles.
Family Violence Intern/Specialist at East Side Neighborhood Services in Northeast Minneapolis facilitating anger management/domestic violence psychoeducation/therapy to court order participants in a group setting.
Mental Health Practitioner providing rehabilitative mental health support services to adults, children, and families within an in-home setting.
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means
Resources Stephanie often recommends to her clients:
Cabot Psychological Services has a team of highly trained professionals to assist you with your specific needs. Click on any of the links below to meet the rest of the team.
Stephanie’s approach to therapy uses a combination of traditional therapeutic/counseling methods with complementary healing practices such as meditation, trauma-sensitive yoga, Reiki, and aromatherapy. Using mindfulness, humor, and a direct style, Stephanie will work to help you live in the present moment so you can enjoy life again and the people in it. Her passions and experience include helping couples build connected and secure relationships, assisting partners of sex addicts in healing and empowerment, and joining individuals in recovering from childhood relational trauma.
Licenses, Certifications, and Additional Training
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Richard Riso
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available and we accept most insurance.
Stephanie Martin, MA, LMFT
Minnesota License #2802