Dr. Stephanie Golder
Christian Counselor / Life Coach
Dr. Golder has more than 20 years in the field of education as a classroom teacher, Reading Specialist, and private homeschool educator. She has extensive knowledge of the framework and practices within specialized programs (both Federal and State), including Special Education and 504. She has significant experience effectively working with troubled youth and their families. Dr. Golder is a trained interventionist and has facilitated drug and alcohol intervention teams within the schools. She was trained by Franklin-Covey as a Seven Habits facilitator. She developed a curriculum that has been used in the middle school classroom, and she utilizes these with techniques with pre-teens and teens in counseling sessions.
During her life as an educator, teaching and counseling students and families, Dr. Golder developed an interest in brain function from childhood into adulthood. After receiving her ThD in Christian counseling, she learned about neurofeedback and opened a practice with her partner, Mindy Frtiz. As a Licensed Belief Therapist, Biblical emphasis is applied when counseling Christians. Dr. Golder believes counseling needs to be based in brain function and behavioral outcomes.
Dr. Golder is mother to two beautiful young adult daughters who have both benefited greatly from neurofeedback. She is very interested in nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. Dancing and camping are her two favorite hobbies.
- B.A. Austin College
- M.A. Austin College Secondary Education
- ThD, Summa cum Laude, Northwestern Theological Seminary – Christian Counseling
- Hemispheric Life Coach
- Commissioned Stephen Minister
- Licensed Belief Therapist
Ms. Fritz holds degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology. Additionally, she has more than 25 years in counseling and drug/alcohol addiction therapy. She has comprehensive understanding of the criminal mind, as well as addictive thinking/behavior, and the recovery process. Ms. Fritz worked with inmates at a Texas Department of Corrections facility, counseling and teaching classes. She has worked at an internationally acclaimed inpatient alcohol/drug rehabilitation facility in New Jersey, and she has collaborated with some of the premiere addictionologists in the field. Her work at this facility led her to work with specialists at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York in diagnosing and treating her clients.
Ms. Fritz was widowed in 1997 when her husband died from a brain tumor. This increased her interest in brain function and disease. As a result, she became interested in neurotherapy while studying the criminal, the addictive, and the diseased brain. She was fascinated with the brain-based etiology of the behaviors of addicts and criminals. As a neurotherapist, she has successfully treated hundreds of children and adults with a myriad of physical and psychological symptoms.
Football season is Ms. Fritz’s favorite time of year, as she thoroughly enjoys the NFL. She also enjoys the occasional basketball game, as she went to an NCAA-Division I school on a basketball scholarship.
- B.A. in Psychology, Criminal Justice McMurry University
- M.S. in Psychology Texas A&M
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
- Board Certified in Neurotherapy. Associate Fellow (studied under Dr. Jonathan Walker, Dr. Joel Lubar, Dr. Steve Stockdale, and Dr. Joe Horvat)