Emily Stevenson, MA, LPC

Adjunct Faculty Member

Emily Stevenson's work in the field of Psychological services has included a diverse realm of education, research, and counseling.   Her personal beliefs regarding holistic health concepts include the need to attain both a healthy body and mind.  She strives to bring these concepts to light through her work in education and research.  Emily Stevenson's counseling perspectives are eclectic and involve rebuilding psychological health by recognizing vulnerabilities that are faced by individuals, couples, families, and groups that may reside on genetic, personality, or environmental levels.


In her leisure time, Emily Stevenson enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, being outdoors, reading, writing, and participating in community events.


PhD (in progress, estimated completion date: December 2016) - Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

MA - Saint Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN

BA - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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Professional Membership: 

American Psychological Association

Minnesota Psychological Association

Professional Practice: 

Center for Grief, Loss, and Transition – Therapist (2009)

Metro Psychological Support Services – Therapist (2010-2011)

Collaborative Counseling – Therapist (2013-current)

Select Publications: 

E. Stevenson (2016) Subjective Life Satisfaction as impacted by Social Anxiety in Adult Females. Dissertation in Progress. Estimated publication date is December 2016.

Select Presentations: 

Exploring the antecedents and treatment options for children diagnosed with anxiety, presented to licensed counselors, educators, and medical professionals seeking CEU opportunities, Woodbury, MN, 2015

Fostering Resilience, presented to youth members at Augustana Lutheran Youth Consortium, South Saint Paul, MN, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Understanding and preventing non-suicidal self-injury behavior, presented to youth members at Zion Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI, 2014, 2015

Understanding pathology and treatment of eating disorders, presented to youth members at Augustana Lutheran Youth Consortium, South Saint Paul, MN, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Behavioral intervention strategies for improving family dynamics, presented to parents at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 2015

Coping with stress during the holidays, presented to adult educational seminar at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Yoga for stress management, presented to employees and members at Lifetime Fitness, Woodbury, MN, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Building self-efficacy during the adolescent years, keynote speaker at presentation for the organization Happy Heads and Healthy Hearts, Mahtomedi, MN, 2013, 2014

Building self esteem and self-efficacy, presented to girl-scout members and leaders at annual troop jamboree, St. Croix, MN, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Bridging the path to college by developing coping, resiliency, and perseverance in high school, presented to members of the Upward Bound program, Saint Paul, MN, 2011

Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Minneapolis Business College, Psychology and General Education Instructor (2009-2013)

Sanford-Brown College, Psychology and General Education Instructor (2013-2016)

Adler Graduate School, Psychology and related courses Instructor (2016 – current)

Areas of Interest: 

Areas of interest include the relationship between physical and psychological health, treatment options associated with grief, loss, and transition, treatment models associated with cognitive behavioral therapy, developmental issues, anxiety/nervous disorders, music therapy, and art therapy

What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

Among many things, I am impressed by the collaborative and supportive environment provided through student engagement, dynamic course planning standards, and opportunistic mentality created for the professional development of students at Adler Graduate School.