Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the State of Michigan. He is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS) and Certified Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CFTP). He has a dual master’s degrees from the University of the Cumberland. As a therapist, his goal is to assist clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives and has experience working with clients on a myriad of issues, including but not limited to ADHD, trauma, substance abuse/addiction, sexual/behavioral addictions, depression, anxiety and lack of motivation.
Steve uses an integrative approach to therapy, using various techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy informed, psychoeducation, gestalt, and existential therapies as well.
Steve understands that finding the right therapist can take time. He values honesty and wants clients to feel empowered to do what’s best for them. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. The overwhelming evidence is that “showing up” and working within a good therapeutic relationship, is 70% effective. Staying the course to completion of therapy brings up the chance of success to a whopping 86%. So, if you are ready to take those steps, Steve is here to support, empower and work with you.