Stalburn VanSluytman


About Me

My interest in individual and social psychology developed when I was an undergraduate at Howard University in the latter part of the 1960s. While working my way through school I somehow also found time to provide volunteer services at various non-profit agencies in around the Washington DC area. After graduating with a degree in Sociology I worked at Federal Government clerical jobs crunching numbers but I really wanted to work with "real" people. I soon started working in case management and substance abuse counseling in New York City. I was recommended to enter a special accelerated graduate program in Clinical Social Work at Adelphi University by the director at one of the agencies.
The Clinical degree launched my entry into a more research-based and specialized area of the field which had grown with the myriad social changes that were taking place in the country (substance abuse; HIV epidemic; two paycheck households; etc.). I moved to Florida in the 1990s I had to make adjustments to a culture that I was unfamiliar with but quickly assimilated to. I had the good fortune of working for some of the best agencies as well as having a successful run as an independent practitioner. I eventually spent my last ten years of employment as a mental health therapist for the Florida Department of Corrections before retiring in 2014.
Over the years I have worked with individuals and groups from all walks of life and with a wide variety of concerns. I have also done presentations at schools and churches on the issue of emotional disorders and ways of identifying some of the symptoms in students. My training in Clinical Social Work would be categorized as a psychodynamic approach however, I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Approach and have been a certified trainer and Supervisor of Masters level therapists in the use of that method.
Since retirement I have done some part-time quality-control work for a Community Mental Health Center and have been active in doing volunteer work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, a local Hospice Center, and the American Cancer Society, however, these have been put on hold since the emergence of the COVID pandemic.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #SW4378 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


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Written by A.L. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Stalburn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I’m slow but I am feeling the support

Written by J.O. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Stalburn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Friendly and helpful

Written by R.Y. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Stalburn for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Always has incredible guidance and perspective. Really has helped me a lot

Written by K.R. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Stalburn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Excellent to work with! Knowledgeable and really down to earth. He's a keeper!

Written by V.I. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Stalburn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and adhd

My therapist was wonderful, he is very kind, caring, and knowledgable. He is so easy to talk to and it made my experience very comfortable. I myself find it difficult to open up, but working with Stalburn made it so much easier!

Written by S.T. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Stalburn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, grief, and parenting issues

My therapist is extremely easy to talk to. He is genuine, kind, thoughtful and very full of helpful tips. I look forward to speaking with him each week,

Written by S.A. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Stalburn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

He’s very nice and courteous!

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