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About Mary Ellen

I began my first position as a licensed psychologist in Wyoming in 1994 at St. Joseph's Children's Home.  From there I moved into part-time solo private practice in Cheyenne, while raising my family.  There was a significant need for more mental health providers in Laramie County for Medicaid clients, so my practice grew rapidly in 2004 when psychologists were able to become independent Medicaid providers.  In 2006 master level mental health professionals were able to serve Medicaid clients under the supervision of a psychologist, and Equality Connections PC was initiated, to increase the pool of mental health providers for Medicaid clients and their families.

From 2011 until 2015 I served as Associate Director for Catholic Charities of Wyoming, following which Sternitzke Consulting LLC was opened.  Sternitzke Consulting LLC offers a variety of children's mental health and social work services through our programs at Bright Kids Learning Center full-time child care and Bright Kids Learning Center therapeutic preschool.  Reading Rescue is our summer and after-school reading clinic for elementary and junior high students whose reading level is impacted by developmental delays, anxiety, ADHD, homework refusal, impatience and/or inappropriate behavior.  Our programs focus on the development of executive functioning skills in children and teens, because these skills form the foundation for success over one's lifetime.

Since December 2017, the ChildTrauma Academy acknowledges that I have completed NMT training certification through the Phase I level.  Sternitzke Consulting LLC also offers Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics metric compilations and consultations for clinical treatment teams across Wyoming.

I serve on the Board of Directors for My Front Door (formerly the Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program), a program in which we partner for 7 years with Wyoming working families to establish them as home owners. 

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