Areas of Focus: Trauma, Neurodivergence, Sexuality/Orientation/Gender, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety/ Depression, Relationship issues, Narcissism, Personality disorders, Dissociative Disorders, psychosis
Steven believes that everyone is a story and at the same time, has one to tell. All stories have suffering and triumph – from the tiniest and seemingly insignificant of moments, to the grand mountainous experiences which alter our lives – life is an ever-changing narrative that we each get to live in and construct or deconstruct; sometimes, at the same time. Antagonists, protagonists, and mentors fall into a person’s story all of the time, though most may not be who we want or thought of filling those roles. Others are people we seek out ourselves.
Steven believes that in life, pain can seem like the only consistency. However, it also comes abundant in its profound ability to change – often for the betterment of the person. As we move through life, keeping perspective allows us to find fulfillment and be able to know and experience all that we are. Our body holds onto far more of our experiences than we often give time to recognize or know.
Steven graduated from Rochester College with a Bachelors in counseling psychology and spent 6 years in psychiatric units on Michigan’s east side. During his time as an associate on the psychiatric units, he achieved his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. His focus is primarily on trauma, neurodivergence, sexuality, disassociation, and anxiety. His history in psychiatric units has provided Steven with unique experiences and perspectives for most issues that life can throw at a person.