Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Stefanie Day, E.D., PCC-S

  • Title: Embedded Clinical Therapist, College of Architecture and Engineering
  • Phone: 614-292-5766
  • Email: day.715@osu.edu

Therapeutic Style:

I have been doing counseling since 1998 and have worked in every kind of environment you can imagine. Here’s what I know for sure: you have amazing skills, abilities and strengths that got you through every stage of life up until now. If you are considering counseling now it might be because you feel like you need a few more ideas, techniques or interventions to get you where you want to be. I know you are an expert in you and I am an expert in counseling. Our partnership can make this stage of struggle and strife more manageable, allowing you to grow into the person you want to be.

I rely on a few different approaches to accomplish this. I use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to help explore the linkage between thoughts and emotions. I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address the neural connections between unhealthy, negative thoughts/beliefs and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. I use psychoeducation to normalize our brain’s methods of managing stress, mental illness/health and trauma. These come together to help students address anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress and trauma, as well as other symptoms.

Supervision Style: 

I have been supervising and training counselors since 2001 and love it almost as much as counseling. My supervisees tell me that they find me to be truly supportive and enthusiastic about your growth; that I make a space wherein you can truly be honest about your talents, competencies and insecurities. I use a developmental, collaborative approach that allows supervisees to set the agenda and check out their own beliefs, ideas, theories and case conceptualizations. Then I offer feedback, my stories from my experiences and my assessments to challenge supervisees to lean into growth. I am known to model consistency, healthy boundaries, healthy work/life balance and congruency. And perhaps most importantly, I am eager to say, “I don’t know. Let’s figure this out together.”

Professional Interests:

Aspiring Ally for Persons of Color, members of the Queer Community, those who identify as Transgender, non-binary or gender non-conforming

Deaf Culture, Deaf Community and American Sign Language

Grief and Loss

Multicultural Counseling and Diversity

Recovery for Survivors of Crime and Trauma

Social Justice

Groups and Liaison Roles:

As an Embedded Clinician on the Student Life Counseling and Consultation Services team, my role is to serve students within the College of Architecture and Engineering. My office is in Barrett House. I can also be seen out and about on campus doing outreach and prevention activities with the College of Architecture and Engineering.

Educational Background:

I received my Bachelor of Science in psychology from Xavier University. There I also had a minor in women and minority studies, specializing in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. I then received my Master of Arts in mental health counseling and Master of Science in administration from Gallaudet University. I later completed my Doctor of Education in counseling psychology from Argosy University wherein my dissertation focused on the impact of relationship and sexual violence exposure. I have an independent counseling license and a supervision endorsement from the State of Ohio and am a certified EMDR practitioner. I am also an adjunct professor and greatly enjoy teaching college-level psychology classes.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially if there are dogs involved. I usually decompress by gaming, streaming, swimming, crocheting or playing with pups. I also enjoy yoga and singing loudly in the car, with or without dogs but both are better with dogs. I serve as an officer on a non-profit board of trustees, helping to advance the needs of survivors of crime and trauma in Ohio but dogs usually find these meetings boring. I aspire to be silly, laugh and make others laugh daily, as dogs do naturally. Did I mention I like dogs?

My Pronouns:  

She/Her/Hers