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Staff Therapist
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision in progress, Adler University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Northwestern University
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
I Treat
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Issues I Treat
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders
Depression / Mood Disorders
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Domestic Violence
Emotion Regulation Issues
Family of Origin Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Grief & Loss
Borderline Personality Disorder
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Issues
Sibling Issues
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Couples Conflict
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Types of Therapy
Couple Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Psychodynamic Therapy

Stephanie Bowman (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes that present concerns are rooted in patterns that began in the past. Stephanie understands that a secure and trusting relationship between the counselor and client can facilitate an emotionally healing experience, helping the client to discover and create new patterns and ways of being in this world.

Stephanie enjoys working with adults, couples, and teens. Her clinical interests include childhood trauma and narcissistic family systems. She uses a trauma-informed approach based in person-centered, Adlerian, and psychodynamic counseling theories. She is Gottman-informed in her approach to couples therapy.  

For about a decade, Stephanie was a civil litigator in Chicago, advocating for homeowners in foreclosure. She now sees herself as a mental health advocate and a fellow traveler with her counseling clients.

Stephanie's research interests include empathy and attunement in clinical work, peer mentoring, childhood trauma, and new technologies in counseling.

Selected publications/presentations

Neuer Colburn, A. A., & Bowman, S. N. (2021). CES-SUCCESS: A role induction group to prepare future counselor educators. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 46(2), 202-213.

Fulmer, R., & Bowman, S. N. (2022). Artificial intelligence and advanced technology. In R. Fulmer (Ed.), Counseling and psychotherapy: Theory and beyond. Cognella. 

Yates, C., Hill, J., & Bowman, S. N. (2022). Acceptance and commitment therapy. In R. Fulmer (Ed.), Counseling and psychotherapy: Theory and beyond. Cognella.

Pro Bono Service Award, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2017
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Blue Cross Blue Shield