Stefani Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as it relates to aging concerns and maintains a private practice in Sacramento, CA.
With over 15 years experience working with older adults and family members, Stefani understands how aging concerns impact the whole family and provides professional support services to relieve the stress and anxiety that many experience when anticipating the later years, including placement decisions, care planning, new diagnoses, depression/anxiety, and grief/loss due to life change. Stefani is a graduate of Oklahoma State University specializing in Counseling and Gerontology, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are:
- Planning for the future
- Navigating a new diagnosis and care planning
- Late-life transitions
- Caregiver stress/concerns
- Family role changes
- Depression and Anxiety
- Coping with guilt/sadness (for elder and/or family member) related to placement process
- Moving through grief/loss at your own pace.
In addition to being a Gerontological Counselor, Stefani has been an adjunct instructor at California State University- Sacramento and University of Phoenix- Sacramento Valley Campus. Stefani has also presented for local organizations and is available to speak on a variety of topics related to the emotional roller coaster family members experience with aging.
Stefani utilizes a variety of philosophies in her practice, including narrative, existential, and person-centered models. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates her counseling background and experience working with aging families in the community to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Bachelors degree in Family Relations and Child Development with an emphasis in Gerontology (Oklahoma State University)
Masters degree in Community Counseling (Oklahoma State University)
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (Oklahoma State University)
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic# 40574)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)