Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr

Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr

Owner | Ph.D., LCMFT (Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist)

Dr. Stephanie is a popular psychotherapist and couples therapist in the Metropolitan Baltimore Washington D.C. Region. Dr. Stephanie teaches how to repair conflicted relationships in both the workplace and the family. Her compassionate and down to earth approach is loved by many of her followers–which she credits to her early years growing up on a Nebraska family farm in an entrepreneurial family.

Dr. Stephanie has spoken to thousands of people about the steps to effectively repair relationship complaints. Her passion is to inspire people in all walks of life to use the important concepts of business customer service in ALL relationships.

Stephanie’s motto is:

“Do You Have A Customer Service Counter For Your Significant Other?™


How About For Your Boss and Co-Workers?”


Stephanie knows firsthand how damaging it can be when a boss or coworker, a significant other, or a parent does not have a Relationship Repair CounterTM. Her comedic and heartfelt personal stories make learning how to fix a relationship entertaining and easy to remember. She provides keynotes, motivational speeches, and seminars for couples, families, business and government audiences.

Dr. Stephanie provides expertise regarding communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal relationships. She has extensive history providing workplace seminars in the Baltimore Washington region, and she has been practicing as a therapist since 1999. Stephanie has received cutting edge marriage communication training from the renowned Gottman Institute, and she is a Gottman Certified Therapist. Dr. Stephanie has been featured as an expert in Forbes, Time, MSN, on television news channels and on radio shows. She is the author of Relationship Repair for Couples, a book inspired in part by her marriage to Brendan Knarr, a successful sales and business manager. Stephanie copyrighted the concept of having a Relationship Repair Counter™ for workplace, marriage, and family relationships. 

Stephanie’s passions are helping people to achieve business success and family success via a culture that supports the constant repair and resolution of relationship problems between team members, family members, and spouses. Raised on a Nebraska farm as the oldest of five children, she attributes her strong work ethic to life growing up on the farm. She is no stranger to adversity, which she discusses in her Make Your Life Matter Motivational Speech Video and attributes her accomplishments to the hard work and perseverance she learned from her own family upbringing. Dr. Stephanie’s parents started a successful manufacturing company Weiland Doors, and they role modeled an entrepreneurial spirit that Dr. Stephanie carries with her to this day.  

Dr. Stephanie is a follower of Christ.  She prays for and with her Christian clients, however she is also ecumenical and respectful of clients from diverse religious backgrounds.

Currently, Dr. Stephanie lives with husband and business man Brendan Knarr in Laurel, MD raising three children, Rachel, Luke, and Gavin. Besides running her therapy practice and co-running her family organization with Brendan, Dr. Stephanie speaks, makes media appearances, and is the author of Relationship Repair for Couples.




Relationship/Family issues
Christian Counseling
Sexual abuse
Sleep issues/Insomnia
Suicidal ideation


Ph.D. St Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, December 15, 2001

Major: Counseling and Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

M.S. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1999

Major: Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1997

Major: Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

Memberships and Activities in Professional Organizations

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Licensed as a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, #LCM174

Professional Memberships

Professional Member, National Speakers Association

Member, Alpha Sigma Nu

Gottman Certified Couples Therapist

Certification to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Certification to Provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

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