Stacy Schaffer, MA, LPC is the founder and director of Strong Hearts counseling, and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Stacy has been extensively trained in a variety of specific clinical models to work as a counselor with children, adolescents, and young adults. She holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona, with a post-graduate specialty in Child and Adolescent Counseling. In addition, she holds a Graduate Diploma in Christian Counseling from Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, Arizona. Stacy is also a proud member of both the National Association of Play Therapy as well as the Colorado Association for Play Therapy. In addition, Stacy, who highly values continued education, is certified in Synergetic Play Therapy (synergeticplaytherapy.com) for any further clarification. Also, she holds a certificate of completion of EMDR training, an extensively researched practice designed to help people recover from trauma, and other distressing life experiences. (https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/)
She has vast experience in the facilitation of numerous grief support groups for children, adolescents, and young adults in both Arizona and Colorado. She has been honored to have been connected with nationally recognized healing camps throughout the state of Colorado. Along with her thriving private practice, Stacy also has worked community mental health agency for high-risk and suicidal teenagers and their families. In addition, Stacy has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults for over 20 years in various capacities, and now as a professional counselor. Clients have found that her personable and non-judgemental style has enabled them to make great gains in a warm & therapeutic environment. It helps that her office is extremely kid friendly, and full of games and tools that appeal to children and teens alike. An additional room has been added that is a lower sensory experience, designed to help support older teens and facilitate parent meetings.
“The synergy between the therapist’s authenticity, attunement, congruence, and nervous system regulation support the child in learning how to attach to self, the cornerstone of all healing.” – Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, Founder of Synergetic Play Therapy.