"My True Self" in rainbow colors against a paint stroke background

I'm so excited to share who I am and learn about who you are, too! 

all about me

Hi, I’m Stephanie (she/her). I am a bisexual and ambiamorous writer, educator, entrepreneur, therapist, and coach living in St. Joseph, Michigan. With a decade of higher education, continuing education, and self-study, I have been able to utilize my training and experience to support many people through different stages of their journey.

Close-up view of Stephanie Sullivan enjoying a cup of tea.

I have both personal and professional experience with consensual non-monogamy, especially polyamory. When I was earning my Master of Science Degree, I did as much research as I could on open relationships and polyamory, and completed my thesis about marriage and family therapists’ attitudes towards polyamory (hint: they are mostly negative, unfortunately). After I graduated, I focused on working with the LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous communities, as I could see this community - my community - was in dire need of understanding and supportive professionals.

After being a therapist for a few years, I decided I also wanted to expand into coaching. Coaching is different from therapy in that it tends to be more solution-focused and goal-oriented, and I wanted to help others achieve their goals of opening up, navigating the polyamorous world, dating, or coming out to their friends and loved ones. 

I have gone through a lot of growth and change over the years in my own journey, and I am still growing and changing! My knowledge, skills, and tools, combined with your own expertise about yourself and your relationships, will help you create the relationships you want to have and be your authentic self. I always strive to develop a safe space where your thoughts and feelings can be heard and where you can learn more about yourself or your relationships.

When I am not working with clients, I can be found meditating, reading, journaling, scrapbooking, or really doing anything creative with paper. I also enjoy hiking, yoga, traveling, playing video games, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, spending time with my loved ones, and hanging out with my two mischievous cats, Chai and Chouli.

Two gray and white cats cuddle together in the shape of a heart.
A person's hands, with bracelets on one arm, type on a laptop.

Learn more about polyamory and its intersection with LGBTQIA+ identities, written in collaboration with the Affirmative Couch.

Listen here!

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An open laptop sits in the background, with a pen, mug, and plant in the foreground.

Are you ready to become a more affirmative and supportive psychotherapist? My continuing education courses, created in collaboration with the Affirmative Couch, are a great place to start!

COMING SOON!

Polyamory Coloring and Activity Book:

Co-edited with Tara Avery at Stacked Deck Press

More than a dozen colored pencils, worn with use, are displayed together.