Stephanie Holtgrefe is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. Stephanie specializes in treating adults with trauma and stressor-related disorders and dissociative disorders as well as working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Xavier University. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati.
Stephanie has 7 years of experience of working in the mental health field at an outpatient community mental health facility for adults. During her time at this position, Stephanie worked with a diverse population of adults with a wide variety of mental health issues both in the community and in the office. Stephanie was a provider for her agency’s transgender program and gained experience in working with individuals struggling with gender identity and sexuality issues. She has been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, one of the approaches backed by evidence from research for the treatment of PTSD. Stephanie has obtained additional training and has extensive experience in working with people who have dissociative disorders. Symptoms of dissociation can occur alone or with other mental health issues and include experiences such as feeling detached from yourself or disconnected from life or your body.
Stephanie has a passion for helping people reach their full potential and for keeping up with the latest research in the field to assist her with this goal. She works from a strengths-based perspective and loves utilizing creative techniques to meet people where they are and help them to work towards their goals. Stephanie was born and raised in Cincinnati but she loves to travel and can’t wait to explore the world someday. Her other interests and hobbies include cats, arts and crafts of all kinds, and playing board games.
United Healthcare, Caresource, Aetna Medicaid, Medical Mutual
Adults: Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, LGTBQ+ Population