I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. Currently practicing in Idaho focusing on mental health/behavioral challenges, but have also worked in Utah, Kentucky, Indiana, and Hawaii working with challenges related to mental health, behavioral health, addiction, relationships, personality disorders, culture, spirituality, rural life, and homelessness. Some of the therapies which I utilize is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Reality Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I believe that healing and understanding occurs when there is a strong client-counselor relationship which is caring, non-judgmental, and focuses from the client's point of view. I believe in the resiliency of people and the importance of bringing to the surface internal strengths and values which individuals can use to empower themselves with the ability to move forward in their lives. I also focus on the power of connection, and how connecting, whether it be to relationships, spirituality, values, the present moment, nature, or ones-self, leads to healing and growth.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #LCSW-40292 (Expires: 2022-06-08)
LCSW # 10466255-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Wonderful guy! Very easy to get to know and provides great insight as he gets to know me and my personal points of emphasis
Stephen is a caring, funny, understanding, and talented therapist. He knows how to ask the right questions to help you understand yourself and your situation better. He is good at reading people and knows when to be humorous or serious appropriately. I have really enjoyed my therapy with Stephen because it is easy to connect with him and feel like I am being heard and understood. He does a great job at helping you stretch yourself and your own understanding of who you are. Most importantly, I feel respected and valued when I meet with Stephen.
Stephen has been so helpful for me. He has a very even, non judgemental view of things and is good at seeing things from multiple perspectives that give me a lot to think about. He has really helped me shift my perspective and my approach to things.
Great guy, very trusting
Stephen is great! He is very easy to talk to and has a talent for providing insightful perspectives.
Stephen has been a wonderful help ever since I chose to give BetterHelp a try. I can say I have no regrets with this service.
Stephen is very easy to talk to and he seemed to understand what I was trying to express. He very much focused on having me recognize the feelings I had and why. He made sure he understood what I wanted from therapy. I’m using my free sessions to shop around and he is definitely on the short list.
Fantastic listener. Great insight and validation. He is extremely good at his job!
Stephen is amazing I would highly recommend!