Stephanie R. Diftler
LCSW, MSS Counseling & Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples & Families with a Holistic Approach

Stephanie Diftler is a psychotherapist who trained at The University of Chicago and is licensed in social work through the state of Illinois. Her second master's degree in preventive medicine uniquely positions her to understand the deep and subtle connection between mind and body. This knowledge is particularly valuable in helping people adjust mentally and physically to their conditions and to regain a sense of control over their bodies and their lives. Stephanie incorporates a variety of techniques in her therapy including relaxation and visualization, diet and exercise and cognitive changes and hypnosis.

With 20 years in private practice, she specializes in stress related problems, anxiety and phobias, depression, marriage and relationship counseling, and eating disorders. Her specialized training in sports medicine/preventive medicine makes her unusually skilled dealing with eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, over eating, and weight management. She works with adults and adolescents as well as their family members and spouses. Her approach is holistic, always working to facilitate simultaneous mind and body health to achieve true vitality and wellness in people.

Doctors often refer individuals who have been diagnosed with stress related disorders, such as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and other nervous symptoms.

I believe for treatment to be successful people have to gain control of their minds as well as their bodies