I am licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maine. I worked for 3 years as an in-home counselor for families with children struggling with behavioral and emotional problems ages 6-16. I have more then 8 years of experience in the field and I have specialized in intensive substance use and co-occurring disorders. I am grateful to be in recovery myself and I truly enjoy sharing hope with those in their darkest hours. Addictive thinking can be traced to uncover the most life changing opportunities when someone is open for help. I have experience with couples, one on one, in-home, and group counseling. I have helped many people with a variety of challenging issues ranging from depression, anxiety, and stress, to substance use, sexual addiction, and loss of purpose. I am a Christian who believes that God truly is love and I encourage all of my clients to develop their spirituality in the pursuit of health and happiness.
So many people are completely overwhelmed with life's circumstances that they cannot tell what the problem really is or how to face it and overcome it. I am here to help you along that journey and share what guidance and insight I possess.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCPC CC4772
Has been a great help.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Does a wonderful job listening and gives plenty of advice and counseling. Would strongly recommend to anyone individual or in group. Thank you Stephen!
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Stephen has a talent for explaining things in a way that helps me put things into perspective. In just a few months he opened my mind in understanding myself. He has been a Blessing in my life and in my marriage. I hope he writes a book to help newlyweds.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Stephen is really compassionate and listens to his clients but at the same time, he encourages them to better themselves and to stop making excuses.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
He actively listens and is engaged in the conversation. He summarizes information and presents it back in a clear and concise way. He is easy to open up with.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
I find Stephen to be helpful and insightful.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes