Molly Stehn | Webster University

Molly Stehn, EdD, LPC

Molly Stehn   

Associate Professor, Department Chair
Department of Professional Counseling
Webster Hall 304
(314) 246-8646



EdD, University of Cincinnati
MA, University of Cincinnati
MM, Manhattan School of Music
BM, University of Northern Iowa

Research Interests

Feminist counseling
Creative approaches to counseling, counselor education, and counseling research
Dialectical behavior therapy and its various applications within and outside of counseling
Borderline personality disorder
Scholarship of teaching and learning

Courses Frequently Taught:

Theories of Counseling
Research and Program Evaluation
Issues in Counseling: DBT
Techniques of Substance Abuse Counseling


Dr. Stehn is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Professional Counseling Department at Webster University. She holds an EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati (both are CACREP accredited programs). Dr. Stehn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Missouri), a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Ohio), as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor through NBCC. She received intensive training on the practice of dialectical behavior therapy from BehavioralTech.  Dr. Stehn is a member of the ACA and several of its divisions, including the Association for Creativity in Counseling, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, ACA of Missouri, South Carolina Counseling Association, and NCACES.  The high value Dr. Stehn places on student learning is evident in her relational approach to teaching, her scholarly activity, her professional development, and her university service.

Prior to going into counselor education, Dr. Stehn trained for a career as a professional opera singer. During that stage in her life, she earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and was a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Thus, she thoroughly enjoys finding any means possible for incorporating her musical expertise into her teaching, research, and clinical practice.

For fun, Dr. Stehn enjoys the performing arts, running, cooking, and baking.

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