Stephanie Cellino, LMHC
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me.
It's been a long journey to get to where I am today, and I’ve grown tremendously through each professional experience. Every career change has given me a new perspective and appreciation for the Mental Health and Addiction Fields, and I look back with pride. My involvement in Behavioral Health began over 15 years ago when I started working in the school setting assisting children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. After graduating with my Bachelor’s in Health and Human Services, I was a case worker for MICA individuals at an independent living home. Working here sparked my interest to better understand co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis. Upon earning my Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University, I was lucky enough to obtain a position where I provided counseling to folks in recovery at an independent living rehabilitation home. My empathy and understanding for these individuals grew everyday while assisting with medication management and community reintegration. As I prepared for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam, I was fortunate to obtain a position in a Buffalo Public School working alongside the passionate professionals that give their all to the children and families in the 716. Being a support to kids in grades Pre-K to 8th was equally rewarding as it was challenging and opened my eyes to the many ways children internalize and deal with daily stress, trauma, and mental health struggles. Most recently, I gained experience as a Clinical Trainer, working with, and learning from, some of the best continuing education instructors in the Buffalo area. I really thrived creating presentations and delivering them to my peers, it kept me on my toes that’s for sure.
That’s why I decided to also start 716 CEU, LLC., where we offer NYS approved Continuing Education trainings to counselors and social workers in NYS.
In my free time you can find me with my family enjoying all that Buffalo has to offer- at a farmers market, practicing yoga, at home tending to my house plants or “winding down” with a true-life mystery show like Dateline. I also volunteered at the SPCA of Erie County for 11 years and have big dreams of integrating animal assisted therapy into my counseling practice someday.
I don't take for granted the fact that I am able to do what I love. I hope my clients can sense how much I care and what an honor it is to be a support as they find the peace and contentment they deserve.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free 15 minute consultation, please call, text, or email me.