Stephanie Madler graduated from University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology, and received her Masters in Social Work from Springfield College. Shortly after, she obtained her License in Social Work.
Stephanie is new to the private practice setting; however, she is not new to the mental health field. She began working as a case manager, close to 10 years ago, where she was able to decipher client needs and assist with helping them navigate the demands of the social services system to receive benefits, such as housing, food, and other necessities. Stephanie transitioned to a residential setting where she worked with young adults with a variety of mental health concerns including Autism, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorders, substance abuse, and gender dysphoria. Stephanie has interned at an elementary school where she learned how to incorporate games into talk therapy before she found her passion at an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic which focused on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Stephanie has worked with families, couples, and individuals to identify barriers to happier living.
Stephanie learned the practice of DBT and has grown to appreciate the complexity of the modules and incorporate experience from previous settings. She has participated in consultation teams to grow a deeper understanding of the practice from others and working as a team has only enhanced her abilities. Stephanie’s experience has grown with collaboration among colleagues, school personnel, medical providers, and Child and Family Services.
In 2017, Stephanie completed training through Behavioral Tech, including DBT Skills Training, and Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents (MAP-A). Stephanie is eager to continue working as a DBT therapist and provide skills in assisting clients build a life worth living.
In 2020, Stephanie completed the DBT Foundational Training, and Eating Disorder Training through B-Tech.
More recently, in 2021, Stephanie attended the DBT-C training to begin working with children in order to share DBT skills to a younger population and their families.