Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 54

Dr. Stefaniak
Telehealth services available

Children's Hospital CO Psychtry

13123 E 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045

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(720) 777-6200

Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Aurora, CO and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin medical school in 1992. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stefaniak to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Stefaniak's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Stefaniak treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 32% of her peers

Dr. Stefaniak treats this condition more than 32% of her peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Stefaniak treats Anxiety more than 29% of her peers

Dr. Stefaniak treats this condition more than 29% of her peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stefaniak treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 21% of her peers

Dr. Stefaniak treats this condition more than 21% of her peers

Dr. Stefaniak's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Stefaniak accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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Dr. Stefaniak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stefaniak

4.3

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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We have just begun seeing Dr. Stefaniak, after having been with our previous therapist for 14 years. We found herto be so respectful and refreshing. She addressed my son (19, with autism) directly and he came away with a very good feeling for her. She seemed to focus in immediately on his needs and our concerns. We look forward to a continued relationship with her. She was full at the time I first called her, but she got back to me as soon as she had an opening.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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alison stern in Boulder, CO – Mar 14, 2017
Both of my children have been under the care of Dr. Stefaniak for almost 2 years. My children's needs and issues are quite different. She is very knowledgeable about both of their needs and quite methodical about her approaches to the medications and interventions she recommends. She is wonderful! I would highly and whole-heartedly recommend her to any family because of her wealth of knowledge, professionalism and excellent rapport with families.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JEFB in Denver, CO – Oct 03, 2016
My son has been seeing Dr. Stefaniak for about six years. She is understanding, empathic, and patient. She is a mother as well so she understand the parent's struggles well. She is seldom aggressive about meds and provides thorough education about meds. She is also an excellent source of referrals for other resources such as therapists, therapy groups, psychoeducational groups, supplements, etc. She is thorough and gentle. Our family is indebted to her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica LC in Denver, CO – Sep 21, 2016
Dr. Stefaniak has been seeing our adult son who is in the Autism spectrum. She is very friendly and has helped us to better understand how he deals with difficulties. She has a good rapore with him and he enjoys visiting with her. She works well with the insurance companies; with regard to their finicky RX necessities. He has a therapy dog in her practice and our son enjoys being around the dog and he is more relaxed. I would recommend that anyone looking for a Psychiatrist contact her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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S. Adams in Littleton, CO – Sep 08, 2016
My young son has been seeing Dr.S for the past two years for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and ADHD. She's very knowledgable in her field. She's flexible with appointments and my son has developed a good relationship with her. We like her, trust her and my son is very cooperative with her. This says a lot. He's seen many different therapist in the past and often doesn't develop a great rapport with them as he does this doctor. She's well known and respected in Denver and the surrounding areas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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K in Centennial – Sep 08, 2016
Dr. Stefaniak has been treating our daughter for about two years now. Mental illness is like a complicated jigsaw puzzle and she has been, and continues to be, willing to keep trying different treatments to find the combination that works best.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann in Denver, CO – Aug 30, 2016
I'm not crazy about her. She seems cold and we're looking elsewhere.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Denver, CO – Jun 25, 2016
Dr. Stefaniak is very cold and seems extremely superficial. We tried to stick with her for quite some time to see if the sessions would improve. My 16 year old daughter who suffers from depression/anxiety and ADD learned to just say as little as possible to get the session over with quickly. She was very rude when asked to please fax the prescription in, saying she didn't have the support for that. Yet there is a fax number provided when calling. I would not recommend her to anyone.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Denver, CO – Jun 14, 2016
Dr. Stefaniak came highly recommended to us. However, she did not take adequate note when told of our child's increasing agitation and symptoms as she prescribed higher and higher dosages of the recommended drug. She lacked empathy, which was bizarre since she sees so many children. Additionally, we were left with no dependable contact information in her absence during a time when we had critical questions and concerns about dosages.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Mary in Denver, CO – Apr 06, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Aurora, CO and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Education

1998
University Of Co Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
,

Awards

Media & Publications

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stefaniak frequently treats Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stefaniak treats.

Where is Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, MD's office located?

Dr. Stefaniak's office is located at 13123 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Children's Hospital CO Psychtry

Children's Hospital CO Psychtry13123 E 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
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