Ms. Stewart is a mental health therapist in private practice and for Catholic Community Services. She specializes in trauma informed and culturally competent treatment for children and adults. Her role in community is to support people in discovering their strengths through integrating Mindfulness therapies and social justice education, She is teaching Professional Focus D: Integrating Culture & Justice in the Maternal-Child Health Systems program for the Department of Midwifery.
Ms. Stewart has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio and a Masters of Education from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Prior to her career in mental health, Ms. Stewart served as a teacher and school counselor for 14 years. She is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and American Psychological Association (APA) in divisions dealing with social justice, family, children, and sexual abuse. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention(MBSR), EMDR, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Ms. Stewart has a long history of working with children and families from a variety of economic and cultural backgrounds. She has experience supporting individuals coping with complex trauma and sexual abuse, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, addiction, and attachment/relationship issues. I have also provided case management and family therapy for those struggling with various needs and connecting them to community resources.
Ms. Stewart enjoys hiking, kayaking, and social activism.
Her philosophy is to help folks be effective and authentic in their approach to the world.