Hi! I’m Steph.


I have a personal connection to my work, because I know what it's like to suffer. I struggled for years with a dysfunctional gut and debilitating hormone imbalance.  Bloating, hair loss, unexplained fatigue, food intolerance, migraines...I've literally experienced it all. 


Here's the part that really stings- I worked in traditional medicine and it took me getting sick myself to realize that our healthcare system isn't designed to help us heal.


I made a commitment to myself to get my health back. I left my cushy hospital occupational therapist job and went back to school for functional medicine. 


I radically changed my own health with functional lab testing and a root-cause approach and now I'm here to help you achieve that too :)

My Education

Here are a few of the degrees and certifications I hold that might be important to you:

Bachelor of Science, degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition- Practitioner (FDN-P)

*I have more degrees and certifications if you're interested to know about them

My Health Story

I'm a firm believer that you don't get sick over night, but it sure felt that way for me. I woke up one morning in June of 2018 and knew something was terribly wrong. I proceeded to go 17 days without having a bowel movement and to say I was uncomfortable would be an understatement.


I was convinced I had a small bowel obstruction and brought myself to the E.R. They were ZERO help. They did their scans and shrugged their shoulders. They told me I was constipated (like I didn't already know that) and wrote me a prescription for an enema (like I hadn't already tried that) Another sting- I worked at that hospital and I wasn't impressed with the care I received. 


They connected me to a gastroenterologist with a 4 month waitlist. So I was incredibly uncomfortable for 4 months while I waited. When I finally got to my appointment, the GI doc was ZERO help. He told me my labs were normal and I wasn't sick. He grinned and wrote me a prescription for a laxative and sent me on my way. Meanwhile, my overall health sinking FAST and more unwanted symptoms were rearing their ugly face. I knew rock bottom wasn't far away and I needed to change my approach. 


I'll cut to the chase. What was my root cause? Black mold. I was living in a brand new apartment in Nashville that was poorly built and had water damage. Four gastroenterologists later, can you think of how many of them thought to test me for mold? ZERO. By this point I had been suffering for 2.5 years and spent tens of thousands of dollars on disappointing doctors and unnecessary medical procedures. 

This is how I got into functional medicine. I realized I needed outside of the box thinking and better lab testing. That is the genesis of Stephanie Center Wellness. 

My Life Now

I live in Nashville, TN with my husband and baby girl, Charlotte. I wake up each morning pinching myself, because I'm doing it- I'm actually living my dream life! I feel amazing and I get to help other women get their health back too. I can't think of a more meaningful way to live :)

Where do I get started?


Download one of my FREE assessments to identify your root cause of  your health problem and start healing today!



Gut symptoms checklist.

Identify leaky gut, slow motility, malabsorption, and stealth infections.

Root cause solutions.

Nutrition + strategic supplementation advice.




Hormone symptoms checklist.

Identify estrogen dominance, excess androgens, and cortisol dysregulation.

Root cause solutions.

Nutrition + strategic supplementation advice.


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