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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling

Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling
School of Health Professions
Sylvia Lindinger Sternart

Dr. Lindinger-Sternart served as the program director (2016-2019) and is core faculty for the M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Providence (UP). She successfully shepherded the program through the CACREP accreditation process for Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). She served at Penn State University before coming to UP in 2015.

Dr. Lindinger-Sternart has earned her doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision at the University of Toledo. In addition, she holds a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from University of Salzburg, Austria, and a M.A. in Counseling from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She brings experience from her previous profession as an engineering project manager in her native country of Austria. She transitioned from engineering to counselor education by completing a M.S. in Clinical Psychology, with a minor in Organizational and Health Psychology.

Dr. Lindinger-Sternart is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) in Montana and earned a Nationwide Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling. Her clinical experiences include individual, family, and group counseling in institutional settings such as a Psychosomatic Clinic, Psychiatric Clinics, and Inpatient Clinic for Women with Substance Use Disorders, a College Counseling Center, High Schools, Community Mental Health Agencies and in a Private Practice. Her particular passion is to work with diverse populations on trauma and she is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Dr. Lindinger-Sternart presented and published on mindfulness, trauma, addiction, suicide prevention, and online counseling services nationally and internationally.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, embraces activities in nature, and engages in community service to prevent suicide and enhance resilience.


PhD, Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Toledo, Ohio

M.A. Counseling, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Salzburg

B.S. Psychology, University of Salzburg (Austria)

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~Mahatma Gandhi