Steffanie Schilder  PhD, LP, LMHC, LPC

Associate Professor of Counseling
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director


BS, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2004
MS, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2006
PhD, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2011

Dr. Schilder is a core counselor education faculty member. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has been teaching counseling education since 2011 and has been at Loras College since 2015. Dr. Schilder is the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director where she also provides advising to graduate students and teaches within the program. She is also a practicing counselor as an LMHC in Iowa and an LPC in the state of Wisconsin.

Areas of teaching have included helping relationships, professional identity & orientation, social & cultural diversity, psychopathology, and diagnosis and treatment planning. Her research has involved different focuses within the counseling field, including understanding cultural differences in presentations of mental health diagnoses, the potential for hypnosis intervention when counseling student-athletes, and current focus on high-impact practices within graduate education.

She most enjoys working with students to help them become well-rounded future counselors. She emphasizes ethical decision-making, utilizing ESTs, appropriate self-care, and involvement in professional organizations, mainly ACA.