Start a therapeutic journey with Ted Stein, Licensed Professional Counselor

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My experience spans 27+ years. I was called to start Stein Counseling and Consulting Services, Ltd. in 2001. I am an Evangelical Free Christian. My past and current training/credentials include, but are not limited to:

  • National Trainer of Parenting with Love and Limits
  • La Crosse County Governing Council
  • American Red Cross Disaster Relief Mental Health Volunteer
  • Memberships in ACA, NBCC, and AACC. Previous memberships include APA and AAFC.
  • EMDR Trained Clinician
  • Parenting the Out of Control Teenager Family Therapy Model
  • Solution Focused Marital Therapy
  • Gottman Marital Therapy Level 1 and 2
  • Certified Corrective Thinking Practitioner
  • Multi-Cultural Competence
  • Circle of Security and MacArthur Preschool Attachment Classification System
  • Ainsworth Infant Attachment Classification System
  • Adult Attachment Interview
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator
  • Love and Logic Facilitator
  • 1-2-3 Magic! Parenting Program Facilitator
  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Level 1, 2, and 3
  • Neurosequential Model of Reflective Supervision
  • Neurosequential Model of Sport (NMS)
  • Neurosequential Caregiving Challenge Estimator.


My counseling practice is based on being with you in your emotional  world and helping you explore this world, particularly understanding “what happened to you” and “what is happening to you.” I incorporate attachment, NMT, solution-focused therapy, neuroscience, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, reflective practices, and more into our time together. I believe we all do our best in all places, at all times, and with all people. We cannot change the past. Together, we organize your feelings on the past while safely exploring a new present and future.

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I consult with La Crosse , Monroe, Buffalo, Pepin, Trempealeau, Vernon, Houston, Fond du Lac, Juneau, and other counties on implementing evidence-based programming and complex cases. I provide leadership and guidance to various school districts on developing and implementing Trauma Informed practices, reflective supervision consultation, and  NMT in the classroom and school-wide.

Before Stein Counseling and Consulting Services Ltd., I was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Viterbo University, teaching undergraduate courses in Effective Behavior and Interviewing and In-Home counselor.

Consulting with private practice practitioners who want to expand, adapt and grow their practice is something I love to do as well. I am also Certified in Reflective Supervision.


My areas of expertise include:

  • attachment and attachment insecurities
  • trauma, complex and developmental trauma
  • placement, reunification, and re-integration
  • assessing attachment and parent-child relationships
  • parenting risk assessments
  • parent capacity evaluations
  • custody evaluations
  • marriage
  • abusive marriages
  • helping women exit abusive marriages
  • parenting challenges
  • out of control teenagers
  • parents of children with disruptive behaviors
  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • children and adolescents
  • developmental disabilities
  • personality disorders

Clinical Supervision

I am approved as a clinical supervisor for Minnesota and Wisconsin license candidates and am a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.

Most Recent Project

I was mentored by Dr Bruce Perry , a national expert in child trauma and developer of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (aka “Brain Mapping”) as part of the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG). Stein Counseling was one of only eight sites selected nationally. The project was a five-year project working with the eight sites to implement evidence-based interventions or develop and test promising practices which, if proven effective, can be replicated or adapted in other child welfare jurisdictions. Effective interventions are expected to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes for waiting for children as well as children and families after adoption or guardianship has been finalized. I am the first and only Certified NMT  Mentor in Wisconsin  I completed certification training in the Neurosequential Model of Reflective Supervision with Dr. Kristi Brandt.



Stein Counseling proudly announces that Ted Stein, Chief Executive Officer at Stein Counseling, has completed The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™ (NMT) Training Certification through the Phase III/Mentor level. The mentor level of certification is the highest level of NMT certification an individual can receive, and Ted is currently the only individual in Wisconsin to have received this achievement.

Stein Counseling’s overarching philosophy is based on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, NMT is a trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive approach to understanding the impact of a child’s history on current functioning. Guided by NMT, Stein Counseling moves vulnerable children toward hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families. We also use this with adults!

“Stein Counseling is leading the way in selecting, implementing, testing, and standardizing the best tools and methods for the treatment of childhood trauma. We are proud to have the opportunity to offer this innovative and highly sought-after training for other providers locally, regionally, and nationally.” – Ted Stein

The Mentor level of certification allows Ted to provide mentor-led training to other professionals in the NMT model. Stein Counseling is focused on expanding training opportunities and developing programming that will generate practice-based data to inform prevention and treatment of developmental trauma. Stein Counseling will serve as the regional hub for understanding developmental trauma by providing comprehensive, high-quality training for parents, professionals, educators, and others who work with children impacted by abuse, neglect, and trauma.

The Neurosequential Network acknowledges that Ted Stein has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase III/Mentor level. For more information on NMT Training Certification and the NMT Assessment Process, click here



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