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Stefan Bain, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression
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About me


My name is Stefan Bain and I am a Clinical Therapist (MSW, LCSW, MPH, CST/Certified Sex Therapist) with over 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. Educated at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, and licensed for practice in multiple states.

My therapy practice is primarily focused on men, helping men achieve wholeness and wellness. Men's issues with which I work include the following: Anger management, addiction, trauma, infidelity, parenting, loss, grief, aging, mental illness, relationships, career transitions, stress, and sex/ sexuality (including intimacy issues, performance issues, sexual identity exploration, healing from sexual trauma, porn addiction, and gender issues).
My therapy style is warm and interactive and my therapeutic approaches are based on best-practice and are evidence-based. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. One of the main goals of therapy is to provide you with the tools you will need to be successful long after treatment ends; therapy is just one step in your total wellness; the goal is to be whole; however you define it.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 21512

TN LCSW 6460


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stefan Bain. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Stefan has a wealth of experience in a variety of different areas that make him a unique counselor. Since our time together, he has been helpful in guiding to focus on a limited number of priority areas at a time and has reinforced ways to reduce anxiety and avoid panic attacks.

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Stefan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Stefan is not only an amazing therapist, but an amazing human. His expertise and knowledge is second to none. I look forward to our sessions every week. He’s great at both leading the conversation and allowing space for me to answer and share my thoughts.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Stefan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Able to hear the deeper issues in my storyline, asks leading questions for greater reflection on myself. Heart felt and compassionate therapist. Truly one of the best therapists I have ever had.

Written on Feb 26, 2024 after therapy with Stefan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Great therapist.

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Stefan for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

Stefan has helped me a lot. I appreciate his gentle but firm encouragement to keep myself accountable for my emotions, while showing genuine empathy for my feelings. His warmth and encouragement have proved invaluable to me. I recommend him highly.

Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Stefan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Hes a careing person, taking his job very serious and is trying his best to help any way he can. Very open minded and understands my problems.

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Stefan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd