Stephanie Rotondo, MA


Philosophy of Care:

Stephanie Rotondo is a psychotherapist who approaches her work with empathy, flexibility, and creativity. She helps clients develop the necessary skills to overcome their challenges, while empowering them to ultimately manage future difficulties on their own. Having worked extensively with adolescents and young adults, Stephanie is able to quickly build rapport and her easygoing nature puts clients at ease. She incorporates parents into treatment, when appropriate, offering tools, guidance and support so that parents can best help their child succeed. Stephanie applies research-based treatments that can most effectively treat the unique problems faced by each individual, teaching coping skills, relaxation techniques, and behavioral strategies to reduce distress and lead to improved day-to-day functioning.

Special Interests:

Stephanie has experience working with adolescents and young adults who struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, and substance abuse. She is most interested in helping patients to discover effective coping strategies and gather the necessary skills to manage future problems independently. Stephanie has also received training in empirically-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Outside the office, Stephanie loves to use her free time exercising, exploring new destinations, and spending time with loved ones. As an animal lover, you can also find her volunteering at animal shelters and spending time with her own pooch, Bentley.

Experience and Training:

Stephanie earned her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. She has experience working in an intensive outpatient facility where she utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while treating a diverse population of adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use disorders, self-harm, trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. Along with her training in individual, group, and family therapy, Stephanie regularly presents educational lectures that help individuals to better understand anxiety while teaching coping skills and communication strategies to improve relationships and overall mental health. She is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

Patient Age Range: Children and Adults

Office Location: Deerfield, Oak Brook

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