Stacy Gaertner, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), have received a specialty training certificate in Trauma Counseling from UW-M School of Continuing Education and am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation. I am also a member of the following organizations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and International Association of Eating Disorder Practitioners (IAEDP).
Since 2004, I have worked in both residential and outpatient behavioral health settings providing individual, group and family therapy. I have formerly been affiliated with Rogers Memorial Hospital’s Eating Disorder Center.
I work with adolescents (13 and above) and adults of all ages. Along with my clinical areas of expertise in eating disorders and trauma, I have experience treating depression, generalized anxiety, low self-esteem/self-worth, grief and loss, substance abuse (as a secondary diagnosis), change and adjustment issues, and assertiveness skills. I also provide parent and/or family education and coaching for those who have a loved one in treatment and/or is in early recovery.
I utilize components from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing models. With trauma issues, I use the evidenced-based model of prolonged exposure therapy (PE). My style is empathic yet directive. Building trust and rapport with my clients is a key essential element to my practice. I also believe developing and using a support system along with implementing healthy coping skills are needed tools when working with any type of issue in therapy.
Monday and Thursday afternoon and evening hours are available.