Stephanie Sanetel-Siatsis, MS, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Phone: (507) 550-0567
Fax: (507) 888-0001

I seek to provide a space where people feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings in an uncensored and nonjudgemental environment. My hope is that they will develop a broader perception and understanding of themselves leading to growth and balance. I believe that supporting and guiding people through their difficult life circumstances is a delicate endeavor and I do not take it lightly. The goal of therapy should be to promote healing in people, not merely address mental health symptoms. We are more than a diagnosis. Every person in my office has a story, and as we age, we tend to accumulate experiences, which, if left unprocessed, can effect the way we interact within the world negatively. I have learned the body does hold onto trauma and without assistance will linger and cause greater dysfunction.

I am the daughter of a Warrant Officer and grew up around the military and military family culture. As a non-traditional student, I became very aware of the twists and turns that life can take, whether a person is ready for it or not. Being able to learn and grow from mistakes, adapt to constant change, and seek the support and wisdom of others broadened the lens through which I see the world and the people I encounter along the way. Something which I came to understand along this journey is to not judge others, because difficult decisions under complicated circumstances are hard to make and too easily scrutinized without context.

When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing board games or cards, building models, crocheting, and drawing. I continually learn from my two wonderful boys who remind me to be joyful and to find awe and wonder for life. I try to connect with my family and friends both near and far as often as I am able. I look forward to time with my partner, discussing life, reading together, playing with our dogs, seeing live music, and maybe even a little bit of dancing in the kitchen. We are steadfast in our conviction, and believe that Motown and Memphis Soul will make food taste better.

Background

Education:

Bachelors: Oregon State University, 2016
Masters: Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2018
EdD (ABD): Minnesota State University, Mankato, anticipated completion – Spring 2025

Population(s):

-Adolescents
– Adults

Specific Therapy Services:

  • Grief & Loss Recovery
  • Career Development
  • Trauma (PTSD) and Stress-Related Disorders
  • Co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental health disorders
  • Phase of life adjustments
  • Marriage/Couples therapy
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Emergency Personnel, PTSD/Trauma-related disorders, ADHD, Co-occurring Disorders, Anxiety, and Depressive Disorders.

Treatment Modalities:

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Professional Affiliations: 

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)