Dr. Stefanie Tweedly
Founder of Better Being Psychological Services, Inc.
Licensed Psychologist PSY27679
My goal is to help individuals move toward better being; to grow and be healthier. To this end, I assist individuals in improving their emotional well-being through warm, genuine, non-judgmental exploration of their experiences. In this exploration, I work with the individual in a collaborative process to guide them to heal their core wounds and struggles. This process not only helps improve current symptoms and distress, but also provides the individual with skills that help them navigate future challenges.
In addition to using more traditional therapeutic interventions, I also incorporate a holistic approach; generally in considering all aspects of the individual, including mind, body, and spirit, and specifically in using interventions such as mindfulness, meditation, body awareness work, and yoga.
For more information on my education, technical description of my approach, and specialties, please see below.
Education & Experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology and a Postdoctoral Certificate in Forensic Psychology. I have been practicing in a variety of settings for over 10 years.
Additionally, I became a yoga teacher (RYT-200) in 2014. I have utilized this training both independently and in my clinical practice to assist individuals in healing and moving toward better being.
Technical description of
I primarily utilize Emotion Focus Therapy (as explained by Dr. Les Greenberg, please see "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)?"); however, I also integrate several other modalities of therapy including Proglonged Exposure Therapy, EMDR, interpersonal, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavior, and yoga, mindfulness, and meditation approaches depending on the needs of each individual who enters my office.
While I have experience treating a wide variety of presenting problems (i.e. depression, anxiety, postpartum mental health, grief, psychosis, etc.), I specialize in the treatment of:
Trauma/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Active duty and retired military; military family members
First responders (e.g. law enforcement, firefighters, EMT/paramedics)
Substance use problems.
These specialties come from a combination of extensive additional training and supervision, as well as related experience in assessment and treatment of each of the above.