Hello, I am Dr. Steve Drozda a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado. I have over 40 years of experience in the mental health field as a psychotherapist, psychological evaluator, administrator, and as a teacher in graduate counseling program. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, residential treatment centers, nursing facilities, and in my own office-based practice. I earned my graduate degrees in psychology (M.A. and Ph.D.) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. For the past 33 years I have lived and practiced in the Denver, Colorado area.
I provide counseling and therapy services primarily from a cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused orientation. I have also had training in dialectal behavior therapy and incorporate techniques from that approach when appropriate. I work with a variety of age groups, including seniors. Among my areas of primary interest are working with clients whose issues include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family or parenting problems, coping with trauma, and adjustment to life changes such as those due to loss, health changes, or aging . In my counseling work, I prefer to take an active, problem-solving approach to assist clients to take practical steps toward their goals and equip them to be better prepared for challenges they may face in the future.
I maintain my own schedule and generally have appointment availability in addition to the times visible on the BetterHelp site. I conduct most client sessions by video or phone. It is my practice to be available to respond to messages from clients between sessions, usually within a day.
I am married and the father of two children who are educators in the performing arts. My interests include travel, a variety of activities in the outdoors, music, theater, and learning new things.
For many clients, taking the first step to confront a problem is often the most difficult part of finding a solution. If you are ready to take that step, I am eager to work with you to set and achieve your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
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Stephen Drozda has been wonderful to work with. Even one the first session he was able to challenge my way of thinking and with that shift in my thinking my week improved and I could see improvement in my mood as well as overall how I felt about hard situations I was dealing with. He listens and has a caring and compassionate approach.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Wonderful therapist! Have nothing bad to say!
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes