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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LPC #65921 (Expires: 2019-07-31)
Empathetic and very helpful.
Stephen is mindful, empathetic, and thorough in his questions and responses. He’s been by far the greatest counselor I’ve worked with, and I would highly recommend him.