Our Therapists

Steven R. Stein, PhD
Steven R. Stein, PhD

Clinical Director

Steven R. Stein, PhD is a licensed psychologist who has been providing mental health assessments and treatment for the past 45 years. His specialty is adolescents and children and includes the family, community and schools.  Dr. Stein is also the Clinical Director, cofounder and supervisor of the NorthStar Adolescent Day Treatment Program.  His career includes research and teaching as a university professor for 11 years.  He also has provided clinical consultation and supervision to a myriad of masters level therapists, counselors and treatment programs.  Dr. Stein enjoys songwriting and producing music. He also enjoys camping with his family.

*Currently Not Accepting New Patients

Licensed Psychologist
Outpatient Psychotherapist
Stacy L. Knoll, MA, LPC, CTP, CATP

Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse,
Family Relationships

Stacy specializes in working with at-risk adolescents, suicide prevention and is certified in trauma therapy. She has many years of experience working with people diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression as well as other diagnoses. She believes in a systems approach when working with families and has experience working with couples as well as individuals.  Stacy has the ability to develop a supportive rapport with diverse populations and believes that creating a safe and therapeutic environment is key to forming a foundation of trust and respect. Stacy also supervises graduate students in master's level programs who are pursuing degrees in counseling education.  

Licensed Psychotherpist
Stacy L. Knoll, MS, LPC
Theresa McMunn, LPC
Theresa McMunn, LPC

Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem Issues, Trauma - Related Issues, Relationship Difficulties

Theresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health. Much of Theresa’ s experience and passion is involved in working with children, adolescents, families, couples and adults.  Theresa works within a strength-based approach; adjusting therapy to the needs of each individual. She will often draw from various approaches that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Mindfulness based practices, Family Systems and Play Therapy.

Licensed Professional Counselor
Claudia Marte, MA, LPC

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger, Relationship Concerns

Claudia has extensive experience working with diverse populations with over 15 years of experience in higher education.  She is also a Navy Veteran.  She uses a strengths-based and solutions-focused approach to empower clients to overcome challenges and create the life they want. She works with adults, teens, families, and couples who are navigating life changes, experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling with stress or anger, having relationship concerns, and those who want to heal from past wounds.  Claudia’s style is collaborative, involving strength-based, cognitive, behavioral in both individual and group therapy.  She is also fluent in Spanish and is passionate about helping clients with the belief that all individuals have strengths that can be used to overcome life’s challenges. 

Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Career Development Facilitator
Claudia Marte, MA, LPC
M. Brittany Bester, PhD, LPC

Trauma-Related Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relational Concerns, Grief and Loss

Brittany Bester is a trauma-focused clinician who has been working with adolescents and young to middle aged adults for over fifteen years in individual, couples, day treatment and family work. She received her masters and doctoral degree while focusing on trauma-related disorders and the psychological impacts of social networking sites. She uses several different treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with a Psychodynamic and Behavioral approach. She is currently working towards the end of her training to become a certified Developmental and Relational Trauma (DART) therapist and leads collaborative consultation meetings. Brittany occasionally teaches and lectures at Madison College with a specific focus around Psychology and Human Sexuality.

Licensed Professional Counselor

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