Thank you for stopping and reading my information to decide on picking the right therapist. I've spent more than half my life practicing psychology. I've worked in hospitals, jails, prisons, nursing homes and for the last 21 years, was self-employed as a clinical psychologist working alongside my wife, Mona of 33 yrs, who ran the show short of providing direct care. I think out of all my credentials, being able to work together successfully with Mona, making the business thrive, is my best one.
My clients tell me I'm a great listener, funny, and have a knack for conceptualizing their situations in a manner that offers them hope. Most clients finish counseling and report seeing themselves as, "More grown-up, less fragile, and more strategic in all matters of life."
My ideal clients carve out private time in their schedules to conduct their counseling sessions. They keep their scheduled appointments barring unforeseen obstacles. When a client no shows, I do not get paid. I am also unable to help someone else who really needs the assistance. I will not talk to you if you are driving no matter what! Walking around your worksite is also a No Go. I take your case seriously and I expect you to do the same.
Finally, I hope you find the answers, serenity, and confidence you've been searching for. Best, Dr. Steve
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX Psychologist 31421
Dr. Karen has been great, he has been so helpful.
It feels good to have someone who cares help you out and support you.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very understanding and full of perspective, wisdom and advice. He is an amazing listener and provides the right questions at the right time
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I couldn’t ask for a better therapist. Dr Karten is definitely key to me getting where i need to be
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Dr. Karten is an empathetic and thoughtful listener who gives his clients kind words and encouragement.
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue