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Stephen Witte, LCSW

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Coaching
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About me

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Connecticut and New York State. I have been helping individuals, couples and families grow and change over my entire 47 year career. Change can be frightening to contemplate, but in reality change is normal. People grow and change on a daily basis as we learn, adapt and grow wiser and gain more experience. Often, being human, we make mistakes or we find that our lives are not what we expected. This can result in depression and/or anxiety, or a disruption in our relationships with families and loved ones. It may even result in serious mental illness. As an experienced therapist, I help my patients become in charge of that change process, rather than victims of it. I can't solve your problems, but I can assist you to solve them yourself.

Professional experience

45yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

NY LCSW PR020131-1



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stephen Witte. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

After two sessions I have found Stephen to be a thoughtful therapist. He is a great listener and has been helpful.

Written on May 31, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Stephen is an excellent therapist, adept both at listening and gentle guidance to help get to the heart of any issue. He has helped me explore many areas of my life, relationships and career, and gain a better understanding of my blind spots, I’m thankful I chose to work with him!

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

He’s a great therapist

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Stephen is a great therapist; extremely knowledgeable, empathetic and pragmatic in his approach-

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Good guy easy to communicate with. Compassionate and insightful.

Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and compassion fatigue

My experience with Stephen has been one of mutual respect. I appreciate his candor, wisdom and forward thinking solutions. He has assisted me tremendously in refocusing my energies into self changing behavior with tactics and tools that have improved my thinking. This has allowed me to shift away from behavior that is damaging and refocusing that negativity into more positive outcomes. He's basically shown me how to adjust both mind and emotion so that a different outcome can occur that is helpful rather than the opposite.

Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues