Dr. Audrey Stempel, Ph.D.

Hello.  I’m Dr. Audrey Stempel. I work with children and families to find more effective ways of coping, communicating, and expressing emotions in order to live life to the fullest and experience joy.

I am also the author of the forthcoming book, How to Be the Parent You Want to Be & Not Go Crazy: The Principles of Parenting in Plain Language. The skills taught in this book are easy to understand and utilize.  I have seen many families turn their lives around by following these simple guidelines.

I have been in private practice for over 10 years.  Before becoming a psychologist, I was (and still am) a registered nurse.

I have worked in emergency rooms, cardiac intensive care, critical care, general surgery, and finally pediatrics.

I have been called a “child whisperer.” I have been told that I’m a natural teacher and that I am able to reach many people at many different levels.


Educational Background

I earned my doctorate degree from Fielding Graduate University.

I have had extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and have a special interest in parent management training.

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology     

Specialization in Health Psychology
Concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California
American Psychological Association-approved program

M.A., Clinical Psychology      

The Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California

M.S., Counseling        

University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine

  • Major-Counseling Education
  • Major- Rehabilitation Counseling


Parkersburg Community College, Parkersburg, West Virginia

  • Major- Nursing


State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

  • Major- Education
  • Minor- Biological Sciences


Stempel, A. and Bush, J. (2013) The Relationship of Parenting Style to Medical Regimen Adherence in Adolescents with Asthma.  Journal of Psychological Practice. (18), 22-55.

Maloney, A., Stempel, A., Wood, M., Patraitis, C., Beaudoin, C. (2012). Can Dance Exergames Boost Physical Activity as a School Based Intervention. Games for Health Journal, 1(6), 416-421.

Schultz, A., Murphy, E., Morton, J., Stempel, A., Messenger-Rioux, C., & Bennett, K. (1999). Preverbal, early verbal pediatric pain scale (PEPPS): Development and early psychometric testing. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 14(1), 19-27.

ERIC DOCUMENT #CG 023528 – School-Based Rehabilitation Counselors


Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Children

Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders

Assessment and Treatment of ADHD

CBT and Depression

Tired of Saying NO: Assessment and Treatment of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Parenting Classes

CBT Classes

Poster Presentation – The Relationship of Parenting Style to Medical Regimen Adherence in Adolescents with Asthma

The Assessment and Management of Children’s Pain

Pain in the Pediatric Patient; Pain Issues Across the Lifespan

Poster Presentation- Preverbal, Early Verbal Pediatric Pain Scale

Pain Assessment


Faculty Honors Fund
Fielding Graduate University

Poster Presentation Award
Fielding Graduate University

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association  (1991-Present)- Member APA

National Register of Health Service Psychologists (2006 to present)