Steffanie earned her MSW in clinical social work from Simmons College of Social Work. She completed post graduate training in Family/Systems Therapy and Public Dialogue at the Family Institute of Cambridge. She has advanced training in solution-oriented therapy.
She has over 20 years of clinical experience in a range of mental health and healthcare settings including: private practice, in-patient psychiatry, developmental disabilities and medical. In addition to clinical practice, Steffanie teaches, consults and writes. She has co-authored several books and articles on collaborative strengths based therapy.
Steffanie facilitates Case Based Learning Groups at the U of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine. She teaches healthcare communication at UNE's College of Pharmacy.