Submitted by Stephanie Tumasian Sandbergen MA, LMFT ‘91 (she/her/hers)
Stephanie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients from various backgrounds, including adults, the elderly, children, adolescents, couples, families, and LGBTQ+ clients. She has worked with individuals and groups at a non-profit community counseling center, a Catholic church, a hospice organization, an eating disorder residential program, and outpatient programs. She has experience in loss, grief, attachment, effective communication, mindfulness, and eating disorders.
Stephanie currently has a private practice and works as the Lead Therapist at the John Muir Behavioral Health Adolescent Outpatient Program in Concord, CA. She has spoken to the National Charity League about “Recognizing Harmful Relationships” and “Eating Disorders.” She has been on a panel at a local high school discussing social media usage and a community webinar about mental health during the COVID pandemic. She truly cherishes the challenging and rewarding work of psychotherapy. Stephanie completed her undergraduate work in Social Psychology and Computer Programming at UCLA and her graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s College.
Stephanie enjoys volunteering at local nonprofits, at her children’s schools, and with her children’s sports’ teams. She cherishes spending time with her husband, two children and two cats. Stephanie is also a proud graduate of Carondelet High School. Go Cougars!