Stephanie Loesch M.A., LPC

Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. She has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, a Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology.  As an Adjunct Faculty instructor at UMSL,  Stephanie has taught graduate classes in counseling and undergraduate classes in education.  Stephanie has presented at medical conferences on trauma and psychological first aid as well as published an article on adolescent development in a professional journal.  Stephanie also works in schools conducting testing for educational disabilities. 

Since 2001, Stephanie has provided counseling to adults and children.  Stephanie is direct, which allows her clients to know exactly what she is hearing from them. A vital part of mental health involves the freedom to be ourselves and learning to be comfortable in our own skin. Stephanie’s transparent approach helps her clients to experience this self confidence.  She wants her clients to see that their flaws and challenges do not make them unloveable. Her own life experiences of transitioning between cultures has resulted in Stephanie having a unique ability to understand people quickly. She is inquisitive, observant of details, and listens to people thoroughly.   

Many of Stephanie’s clients have experienced trauma or abuse. She helps individuals understand that although these experiences impact our story, they are not the end of our story and do not need to become our entire identity.   At the same time, incredible healing can happen  when we share our experiences and stories in a safe place.  Stephanie finds fulfillment in walking along side of people as they embrace their own strength, are surprised by their resilience, and live their life to the fullest. 

Two quotes that represent Stephanie’s approach to counseling are:

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”. Maya Angelou

“We thought we had all the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.”  Bono