Stephanie Sternes 

Contemporary Family Consultation
Training Supervisor 
Northwest Nazarene University Adjunct Educator


  • Marital and premarital
  • Divorce
  • Stepfamilies
  • Families with Non-Bio Children in Them-Contemporary Families
  • Relationship Communication Educator
  • 0-5 Years Old DC-5
  • Anxiety-Depression Cycles
  • Attachment/Attunement and Epigenetics 
  •  Highly Sensitive People
  • Family of Origin and Religious  Crisis 
  • Certified Brainspotting for fastest results
  • Strengthfinders2.0


I completed my studies in Marriage and Family Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University. I have worked as a resource specialist, teacher, and small claims mediator. I am a wife, mother, and step-mom with 6 children ages 15 to 40. I work with students, professionals and groups to teach and problem solve and uncover new areas of positive engagement. Sometimes people get stuck in what they are doing. We tend to do the same things looking for different results. I enjoy working with people to help them clarify their goals and move forward with plans to help achieve what they are after.

I have a particular interest in helping people regain relationships. With couples it is incorporating the past and the future. Today's families are complicated; navigating step families, parent child, couple's and in-law relationships are not things they teach us in school. Knowledgeable support can be key.

My approach to counseling is through power of choice and a realistic look at strengths and options. I believe you are the expert of your own life and with clarity more options are available to you. Sometimes programing and trauma from the past keep us stuck. Brainspotting Therapy can offer real healing on all three levels of cognitive/emotional/somatic.

Stephanie Sternes

NNU Counselor Education Department Supervisor of the Year Award 
Idaho Counseling Association Conference 2021

Experienced in treatment for the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Regulation Issues
  • Emotional Stuckness
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues



Counseling, Training, Consultation, Supervision  


Adjunct Educator – Northwest Nazarene University


LCPC, LMFT, NCC and Clinical Director – Clarity Counseling Connections Inc.

Until 2019

LPC, LAMFT, NCC – Methodist Counseling Center MCC

Until 2016

Counseling Intern – Methodist Counseling Center MCC

Until 2015

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PSR) – Idaho Behavioral Health

Until 2014

Small Claims Mediator - 4th District - Ada County

Until 2012

Certified Secondary Teacher Emmett High School

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