STEPHANIE WEST LACOUNT, LMFT, is an experienced psychotherapist and faculty member of John F. Kennedy University Continuing Education. As a clinical education specialist with OptumHealth, she has developed and presented dozens of seminars across the country in the area of clinical practice. She has been a cross-cultural trainer for Shepell·fgi, a global EAP organization, for more than a decade. Her passion for serving the needs of immigrants developed from her experiences living abroad. In addition to her Psychology degree from U.C. Berkeley and Counseling degree from California State University Hayward, she has completed coursework at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC).