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Stephanie V. Straeter, Ph.D.

Stephanie V. Straeter, Ph.D.

  • Behavior Coach
  • Wellness Coach

A Personal Note from Stephanie

Are you ready to live life to the fullest – to gain personal freedom and strategies for health and fulfillment?

If you’re reading this, you’re curious-ready to learn how to better manage your mind/mental health- the obstacle standing between you & a healthier, more fulfilling life.

In our work together you will be proactive using a change approach based on science and the knowledge of what is realistic & what will work for you!

My approach as a coach is integrative based on the individual needs of my clients and combines evidence-based appreciative inquiry, acceptance-based approaches (e.g. mindfulness), cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, relational, solution-focused and transpersonal approaches.

Specifically, you will learn how and when to use strategies to manage stress, emotions, self-destructive behaviors, impulses & habits. Thoughts, feelings and behaviors can keep people trapped in a closed cycle that is self- perpetuating, fueling despair and hopelessness, while undermining confidence, motivation and the energy to move forward.

I meet you on your change path. Together we co-create your change plan based on what’s meaningful for you and effective in promoting your happiest, healthiest, most abundant life.

Our feel good agenda for empowerment and manifestation is G.L.I.D.E.:

G= Grow your coping skills;

L= Let go of negative perceptions of the past;

I= Ignite your potential;

D= co-Design your change plan;

E= Engage with the plan.

I look forward to walking beside you on this journey of a lifetime.


About Stephanie

I’m a CA lady who currently resides in Jupiter, FL with my fiancé and 2 fur babies (rescue cats). My own personal growth journey and belief we each have the power to heal ourselves when given guidance and support with getting out of our own way is what led me to the helping field.

I have over sixteen years clinical training and experience working with a culturally diverse population of children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples and families in a wide range of clinical settings from state psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, homeless shelters, non-profit organizations, a regional center, in their homes, and private practice, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, case manager, psychological evaluator and program creator.

My clients sought treatment and coaching for a variety of presenting issues from short-term adjustment concerns to more long standing deep rooted issues to making healthy lifestyle changes.

My Areas of Expertise:

  • ADHD Coaching
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Diabetics Prevention
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exercise/Physical Activities
  • Gender Identity and Sexuality
  • Healthy Heart
  • Mental Health and Lifestyle
  • Celiac/Allergies
  • Parenting Skills
  • Personality Disorder
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss/Nutrition

My Credentials:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist: FL PY8570, CA PSY19872, NY 022290-1
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Wellcoaches program, Health and Wellness Coach Certification, 2010
  • AFPA – Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach, 2010
  • AFPA – Certified Weight Management Consultant, 2010
  • University of California, Davis - Parent -Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), 2002
  • California School of Professional Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology Program, Sept 2002
  • University of California - B.A.

During your FREE Get to Know You Call, you'll have an opportunity to learn more about your coach, share your story, and discuss the areas in your life where you feel stuck or unfulfilled which may benefit from professional coaching. Your coach will ask you three questions to better understand your wants and needs in order to suggest the most effective path forward:

  1. What made you decide to talk to a coach?
  2. What would you like to work on?
  3. Why is it important for you to deal with this now?