Let’s Get Acquainted

Stephanie Cellino, LMHC

Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me. I’d like to begin by saying, I’m not a trainer because I think I know everything about the profession but because I enjoy researching all things behavioral health. When I have the opportunity to develop trainings and present them, I am able to stay on top of our ever evolving profession and as a huge bonus, learn from people like you…it’s a total win-win if you ask me!

It’s been a long journey to get to where I am today, and I’ve grown tremendously through each professional experience. Every career change has given me a new perspective and appreciation for the Mental Health and Addiction Fields, and I look back with pride. My involvement in Behavioral Health began when I started working in the school setting assisting children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Here I learned the importance of consistency, trust, and being authentic. After graduating with my Bachelor’s in Health and Human Services, I was a case worker for MICA individuals at an independent living home. Working here sparked my interest to better understand co-occurring disorders and dual diagnosis. Upon earning my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University, I was lucky enough to obtain a position where I provided counseling to folks in recovery at an independent living rehabilitation home. My empathy and respect for these individuals grew everyday while assisting with medication management and activities of daily living. While preparing for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam, I was fortunate to obtain a position in a Buffalo Public School working alongside the passionate professionals that give their all to the children and families in our community. Providing therapy to children grades Pre-K to 8th was equally as rewarding as it was challenging and opened my eyes to the many ways children internalize and deal with trauma, mental illness, and daily stress. Most recently, I gained experience as a Clinical Trainer, working with, and learning from, some of the best adult educators in the Buffalo area. I really thrived creating presentations and delivering them to my peers, it kept me on my toes that’s for sure. But, I needed more to be able to give more…

So here I am, taking a huge leap of faith. This decision came with valued encouragement from my family, friends, and past training attendees. My huge leap of faith is 716 CEU, and I am so thrilled to be on this journey with you. Every training you enroll in helps make my dreams a reality and I cannot thank you enough for that!

What I do:

  • Research, Create & Present the most Up-to-date, Evidence Based Trainings that aim to build awareness and generate a Trauma-Informed Approach.
  • Provide captivating activities and materials to assist with keeping learning fun and engaging.
  • Treat every learner with respect, regardless of field experience or credentials, because making a difference in the lives of others has nothing to do with career status.
  • Answer any questions you might have about the services we offer. I am happy to help. Please reach out, there’s no such thing as a dumb question!

What you can expect:

I know what it’s like to have unmet expectations and to feel unfulfilled after attending a training. 716 CEU vows to keep the educating approaches interesting and strives to meet the highest of standards. Work is stressful enough, when you attend a 716 CEU training you will notice a preferable and personal learning atmosphere. Trainings will keep you involved in the presentations with handouts, peer collaborations, and innovative approaches to grasp material. 716 CEU will provide you with all you need to pursue your professional goals and help the individuals you work with thrive.