Stephanie Vinal, M.Ed.

Clinical Psychology Extern

Stephanie is a fifth-year graduate student in Utah State University's Psychology department. She has experience in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has worked with individuals and families addressing complex behavioral-mental health issues such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and psychosis. Her previous experiences include working with school districts and students to develop systems-level mental health supports and individualized treatment plans. 

 Although her training includes a variety of therapeutic approaches, Stephanie is particularly interested in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and self-compassion. Stephanie describes her therapy approach as open, accepting, collaborative, and practical. Her theoretical orientation is informed by acceptance and mindfulness-based therapy, person-centered therapy, and feminist therapy. 

In her free time Stephanie enjoys cooking, reading, exploring the mountains with her dog and attempting new crafts.

Stephanie's Recommended Mindfulness Resources:

Stephanie's Recommended Books, Podcasts, Other Media:

  • "Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast" (podcast; adults)
  • "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A New Harbinger Self-help Workbook)" (book; adolescents, adults)
  • "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself" (book; adolescents, adults)