Emily Stevenson, PhD, LPC

Adjunct Faculty Member

I believe that my role as an educator is to provide competency and enthusiasm for the field of clinical mental health counseling by offering students a variety of evidence-based materials and demonstrating their practical use.  My approach to teaching involves introducing seminal theory, incorporating breadth of research, and encouraging curiosity.  I am intentional about creating a safe space for growth, development of world-view, and a feeling of community within the physical and virtual classroom.

My professional experiences include clinical work in private practice, clinical supervision for graduate students and license eligible practitioners, involvement in independent research projects, and advocacy for wellness offerings within the community.  I am passionate about contributing to the existing body of research to advance the field of mental health counseling and promoting known concepts of holistic wellness. 

My goal for every student at Adler Graduate School is that they feel supported in their academic journey and leave this experience with competency, ethics, and enthusiasm.

Please feel free to reach out via email at Emily.Stevenson@alfredadler.edu or call me at 612-743-5589 if you would like to connect.


Ph.D., Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, Capella University, 2018

M.A., Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary’s University, 2009

B.A., General Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2005


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Office Phone: 
Professional Membership: 
  • American Counseling Association (2015-current)
  • Minnesota Psychological Association, member (2014- current)
  • American Psychological Association (2013-current)
  • YogaFit (2008-current)
Professional Practice: 

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

Metro Psychological Support Services – Therapist (2010-2011)

Collaborative Counseling – Therapist (2013-current)

Select Publications: 
  • Stevenson, E. (2018) Adult women with social anxiety and the human need of belonging. ProQuest/UMI, Capella University. 10747347
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.