Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr is a Nebraska farm girl at heart, but now is running her business from Metropolitan Washington D.C. in Howard County, Maryland. She brings the down to earth family values and work ethic from America’s midwestern farm land to our nation’s capital. Dr. Stephanie Weiland has been a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist in private practice Maryland since 2002. She owns and directs Stephanie Weiland LLC a family therapy practice in Laurel, Maryland. For more information, go to www.drstephanieonline.com.
Dr. Stephanie has been assisting children, adolescents, and families since she started her clinical training as a family therapist in 1997 at Colorado State University. Her graduate internships were at youth and family programs such as Youth Alternatives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Later, during her family therapy Ph.D. training at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas she worked with children and families at schools, a Head Start Program, taught child development classes through Smart Start of San Antonio, and assisted children and families in foster care.
Moreover, she was responsible for helping to start the first child therapy program at the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio, Texas in 2000. Her Ph.D. research was focused on marriage and relationship therapy for victims of sexual assault. Dr. Weiland Knarr has also taught as an adjunct professor in psychology at St. Mary’s University and in family studies at University of Maryland College Park.
Dr. Stephanie’s passion is marriage, children, and families. Raised on a Nebraska farm as the oldest of five children, she attributes her strong work ethic to life growing up on the farm. She is no stranger to adversity and attributes her accomplishments to the hard work and perseverance she learned from her own family upbringing. Dr. Stephanie’s parents started Weiland Doors (http://www.weilanddoors.com/), and they role modeled an entrepreunerial spirit that she carries with her to this day.
Currently, Dr. Stephanie lives with husband and business man Brendan Knarr in Laurel, MD raising three children, Rachel, Luke, and Gavin. Besides running her therapy practice and co-running her family organization with Brendan, Dr. Stephanie speaks on her AmBizious Families programs, makes media appearances, and is an author of MarriageBiz with husband Brendan.
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