I am a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with the cancer community, grief and loss, as well as providing empowerment and support to those looking to make intentional progress towards life / career goals.
As a cancer survivor myself, adjusting to a diagnosis and treatment can be difficult. Not only are their physical side effects, but often emotional and relational effects as well. Additionally, grief and/or loss is difficult. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, as grief is unique to each individual. All too often do many suffer in silence. If you are looking for support to help navigate the waters, I can help.
I also enjoy assisting individuals with setting intentions and making forward steps to meeting their goals. If you are looking for a change, but are not sure where to start, I can also help you organize your efforts, provide resources, relieve stress, ease tension and afford a safe space to problem solve through education, cognitive behavioral techniques, motivation and humor. My clients receive education and training in mindfulness skills, relaxation practices, decision-making, mood management, and interpersonal effectiveness. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-004112
Dr. Mitstifer is caring and compassionate. Her supportive nature helped me through a very difficult stage. I would highly recommend Dr. Mitstifer!
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Meredith for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Dr. Meredith is very warm, experienced and knowledgeable. She understands her clients by asking right questions. I would highly recommend her to old and new incoming clients.
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Meredith for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Meredith has been a great resource during my time using BetterHelp. During a very intense change in my life she has been there for me every step of the way, and I know I can count on her to be my voice and to reinforce my goals and what we work on every week. Don’t know what I’d do without her!
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Meredith for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I highly recommend this therapist, it has been really healing for me to talk to her. I have been going through a rough time and she has helped coach me through, while validating my feelings. It's been a really amazing!
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Meredith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd