Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Stephanie E. Fortin, M.A.

Stephanie E. Fortin, M.A.


B.A. in Psychology, Lycoming College

M.A. in Counseling Psychology (Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy), Kutztown University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4332

Assistant Director of Counseling Services

Stephanie joined the Counseling Services staff in 2002 after providing mobile therapy, partial hospitalization case management for children and adolescents, and school-based individual and family therapy for elementary students through local mental health agencies. She is a ’95 graduate of Lycoming College and went on to receive her master’s degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Kutztown University. When Stephanie graduated from Lycoming in ’95, she never imagined coming back to work on campus. She has not regretted her decision to return to Lycoming and truly has found a population that she loves helping. Family dynamics have always fascinated Stephanie and continue to play an important role in her approach to helping students. Her therapy approach has also been influenced by person-centered, Adlerian, existential, cognitive-behavioral and reality therapies, along with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Stephanie recognizes that students benefit from seeing their therapist as a human being and from having their feelings validated. Stephanie helps students who are experiencing a variety of issues including mood problems, anxiety, family/relationship issues, adjustment into or out of college issues, and many more. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to have seen countless students grow and succeed during their time at Lycoming.

In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Stephanie is a member of the Lycoming College Alliance and is a certified Green Dot bystander intervention facilitator.

In the fall of 2020, Stephanie started bringing her therapy dog Lucy to work in counseling services. Stephanie and Lucy officially became a certified therapy dog team through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs in January of 2018. In her free time, she most enjoys walking Lucy, reading, and devoting her time to her family.