Stephen Serrato

(MA, LPC)
Therapist Stephen Serrato Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with people from all backgrounds, conditions and experiences. My approach is non-judgmental, client-centered and direct. I believe in helping people develop by exploring choices and options. I assist others in finding meaning, purpose and personal strength. My goal is to help you find direction and make sound decisions or changes. I will personalize my services to meet your needs. Therapy can be daunting, but with the right support, people can make healthy changes to better themselves. If you decide to take the next step, I would be happy to work with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-16174 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I am very happy with the service from Stephen. He gets me and helps me see other views and offers exercises and solutions to help manage. My mental health has significantly improved in just the few sessions I’ve had with him. He’s greAt!

Written by K.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I found myself alone and scared after 42 years of marriage. I really didn’t want to see or talk to anyone but knew I had to or I’d never make it through the divorce. There is no way to describe my comfort level once I got through the first online video session with Stephen Serrano other than I am wasn’t alone anymore. I had someone to help me heal and he always encouraged me. If I got stuck he was always there reminding me of my goal and to see my own strengths; And to remind me how far I’ve come when I wanted to give up. I’m 63 and still got some living to do. Thank you, Stephen Serrano and Better Help.

Written by R.E. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

very funny and kind

Written by B.R. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Really easy to talk to. Understanding. Provides good food for thought and “tools to put in your tools box”. First time with a male therapist, and I really appreciate Stephen. I have personal issues and relationship issues currently and I like the way he’s helped me consider/think about things. In a short time, it’s taken my anxiety down quite a bit (compared to when I first started speaking with Stephen).

Written by D.E. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Stephen has very quickly be able to help me identify where my feeling may originate. I feel he is genuinely caring and working to help me identify areas I can address and tools to help.

Written by R.O. on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Stephen is really great. He has a lot of relationship experience that I really find helpful and he is a very happy and friendly person.

Written by A.Z. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Stephen is the second therapist I’ve seen using better help and I can’t imagine a better counselor. He encourages me, reassures me and really listens to me when I need it the most. I look forward to our sessions and always feel better after them. He’s helped me to change my perspective and taught me new ways of handling my emotions.

Written by T.I. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, coaching, and adhd

Mr. Serrato has been truly impactful to my well being. He helped me reflect on myself and how I deal with the world to grow and feel mentally healthier. I am beyond thankful that I decided to use therapy and work with him. I highly recommend anyone considering it do so. Thank you!

Written by G.R. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Very hard working. Really tries to understand me. Highly recommend him

Written by A.J. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I still don't know what I really need, but Stephen is very respectful and very helpful, even if it is just to listen to me complain. Probably one of the best mental health specialist I have ever spoken to. I'm very glad that the system set us up, even if I had ask for a female. It was a lovely mistake that I greatly appreciate.

Written by C.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Stephen has been incredibly helpful and informative while exploring the causes, and effects, of my underlying anxiety, providing me with the tools that I need to be able to not only cope with, but also recover and combat my anxiety moving forward. Helpful, a great listener, and the ability to push me to question my own assumptions and push me towards growth.

Written by J.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Today I had to end my sessions, and it is because Stephen got me to the healthy place I needed to be mentally. He was a great listener. We worked through some of the challenges I faced and the anxiety surrounding them. I can't explain what he did that was so miraculous, but I guess sometimes we just need someone to hear us, help us process things one crisis at a time, come to a reasonable solution to move forward so we can heal and deal. Stephen did that for me.

Written by N.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Stephen has been great he is always available to me by text and is very easy to schedule our phone meetings together. He listens to what I have to say and also sends me tips on how to get better at my opportunities.

Written by C.O. on Apr 04, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Stephen was just great to work with. He created a comfortable and judgment free environment that made it easy to work through difficult issues. Even when I thought we’d talk about one issue, he seemed to gently guide me towards the real underlying issues. Would highly recommend him!

Written by S.T. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I've only met with him twice, but he has been very supportive of me and understanding of what I am going through right now.

Written by M.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Very responsive with all communication and punctual with sessions. Helped me open up my thoughts in conversation.

Written by D.A. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Very helpful!

Written by M.E. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

In the brief time I have been working with Stephen he has already been a huge help! He is responsive, approachable, and truly listens to understand what you are going through and how to help you. Working with Stephen has given me confidence that, with work, I can find my way through and that lifts such a weight off my shoulders. I highly recommend him!

Written by T.H. on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Stephen is fantastic, he helped me manage different parts of my emotions and understand that I am allowed to feel what I am feeling. He makes you feel as though what your feeling is valid and cares about your mental well-being.

Written by L.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I have been happy with the progress I have made with Mr. Serrato. I was not sure about talking with a counselor, but after our first session I was glad that I did. He has been attentive to my goals and helping my identify things I need to change. We have focused on positive changes and my future.

Written by S.E. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I can't say enough good things about my experience. I have recieved great resources and support from this therapist. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, marital issues, etc. He will be there for you whenever you need help.

Written by D.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Stephen is a great therapist! He listens, is extremely knowledgeable, has immediate action plans and doesn’t just give advice right away without really hearing you. The best therapist I have worked with yet. Highly recommend! I am blessed to be working with him.

Written by J.O. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Stephen is a wonderful human and excellent counselor. He listens and brings a great attitude and approach. 10/10 recommend!

Written by T.E. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

With just a little bit of help and support I have turned around the way I am working towards things in my life! Having a non-judgmental support is a wonderful thing to have! Focus on being positive, happy and mindful! Having a couselor to reflect back positive energy creates so much momentum!

Written by S.T. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

Great help and checks in on me. Good in my book

Written by M.I. on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

I have been hesitating to seek counseling for several years and I feel that finally taking the leap and speaking with Stephen has been a huge step forward for me. Stephen is attentive and listens to my concerns and has offered great advice. I look forward to continuing to work with him.

Written by E.L. on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It is my first time to have counseling and i can say it is really worth it. Stephen is a great counselor, he listens and works with you closely to help you overcome whatever burden you may have. Very respectful and down to earth. Highly recommend him.