Stephanie Ehrman, PhD
Stephanie Ehrman, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Skidmore College (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), where her thesis research was funded by the National Science Foundation. She earned both her master’s degree and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University in New York. Her training included placements at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, in addition to counseling undergraduate and graduate students at Fordham University and Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Ehrman worked at the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County from 2003 to 2014 and directed the Prospects Extended Day Treatment (EDT) Program at the Center since 2004. During that time Dr. Ehrman provided clinical supervision, administrative oversight, intake and discharge planning, individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention, and collaboration with DCF and other providers and agencies. Additionally, she participated in the development of EDT practice standards and clinical training programs at the state level. Dr. Ehrman was an adjunct professor of Psychology at the University of Bridgeport, where she taught undergraduate and graduate classes, including Personality and Human Development.
Clinical areas of specialty include intensive outpatient therapy for children and adolescents, young adults, parents, and families; parent guidance, co-parenting and couples therapy; and group therapy. She collaborates with other providers (i.e. school personnel, pediatricians, tutors, hospitals) as necessary to achieve desired clinical outcomes. Dr. Ehrman is a SPACE trained clinician and can provide efficacious therapy for parents of anxious children and adolescents. Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions is a well studied therapy developed at the Yale Child Study Center.
Dr. Ehrman’s clinical work is informed by her training in attachment theory, psychodynamic theory, and creative/expressive arts (narrative therapy, play therapy, therapeutic art, and therapeutic drama).