Hello! First of all, I'd like to acknowledge the bravery it takes to open up to someone else. It's important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you, and I'm hoping that the following information is helpful in making that choice. If you'd like to know more, you are welcome to contact me with questions!
I am fully licensed by the state of Texas as a licensed professional counselor, and hold a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Early in my career, I worked at Cedar Crest Hospital and Residential Treatment Center, where I served clients dealing with mental health disorders, substance addictions, hallucinations, and severe trauma. I also worked at SafeHaven of Tarrant County, where for five years I served families who had experienced physical, emotional, or sexual violence. I have since worked in both private practice and non-profit settings, where I have supported my clients through a wide variety of presenting issues, including: depression, anxiety, anger, parenting concerns, relationship issues, poor self-image, stress management, PTSD, chronic pain, grief, domestic abuse, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more. My unique background has helped me to establish a practice that is empowering, collaborative, and trauma-informed.
I am grateful for every client that I see, and I especially enjoy working with underdogs—people who have a hard time finding a place to belong, who are lonely or marginalized for whatever reason. I also deeply appreciate clients who are doing the hard work of navigating changes in identity, community, or spirituality.
I would describe my counseling style as patient, compassionate, and open. Even though I am the therapist, I see each of my clients as the experts in their own lives, and I seek to learn from my clients' experiences and build on their strengths while offering my own perspective. I will never force you to do anything you are not ready to do, nor talk about anything you are not ready to talk about—but I will offer challenges that I think will help you grow more into the best version of yourself, and I will work from a realistic understanding of the hard work that long-lasting personal changes require.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 65921
Stephen is a great therapist. He is non-judgmental and sincere. I have had bad experiences with therapy before but he has been nothing but kind and patient.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Stephen Eller is--and I cannot express this enough--an exceptional therapist. Despite having seen numerous therapists in the past, I feel like I didn't really know what therapy even *was* until I found Stephen. Like, this is what people are talking about when they say therapy can actually help you, heal you, and increase your quality of life for the long term. His insights usually feel like clarity, sometimes they feel like an epiphany, and I often noodle on our sessions for a long while afterward. Honestly don't pay Stephen *enough* for his help and I count my lucky stars to have a therapist with as much patience, perceptiveness, and engagement as Stephen.
Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
After years of searching, Stephen Eller is by far my favorite therapist I’ve ever had. I truly feel like he understands and I never feel a hint of judgement from him. He explains things in a way that I can understand and I very much appreciate that. 10/10 would recommend!
Written on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Stephen has been extremely supportive and helpful. He doesn’t inject his opinions but lends his insights in a nonjudgmental and enlightening way.
Written on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Super helpful and easy to talk to.
Written on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Stephen, is very understanding and professional.
Written on Dec 08, 2019 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching