I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with over 25 years of experience working as a counselor and psychotherapist. My college education consists of a Master of Arts degree in Counseling as well as a Master's degree in Social Work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, career challenges, as well as a variety of mental health issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced the pain of grief or loss in their lives.
My therapy style is accepting, kind, warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, dignity and respect. My approach combines Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I have CBT Certification), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy along with a variety of other modalities. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
When I entered the field of counseling many years ago, it was my aim to fulfill my life’s mission: to help others in need.
I have had the opportunity to do so over the years and I have received gratitude and thanks from those I’ve been privileged to help.
I look forward to helping you with whatever challenges you are facing.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
NJ LCSW 44SC00068200
Stephen is a fantastic therapist. He is respectful and relatable. He also has a lot of experience. I feel grateful to be able to get his help.
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts
Stephen is an incredible therapist. I value my time very much with him. He’s understanding smart. He has a good game plan and he’s really help me a lot anybody who deals with him is going to be better off for it
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 7 months
Great guy you should be happy to have you on your team
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Rapsas is attentive, inquisitive, and offers extremely helpful advice/suggestions for coping with difficult feelings and situations. He's helped me acquire a more positive outlook on the things in my life that I find challenging.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem