Stephen Witte

(LCSW-R)

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 40 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.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Coaching

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #658 (Expires: 2019-07-31)

LCSW #PR020131-1 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on May 16, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Stephen is easy to talk to and gives good advice. I'm happy I was matched with him.

Written by P.A. on May 13, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very grateful that Steve is now a part of my life.

Written by R.I. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Really great. I look forward to my weekly session each time.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 26, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have seen other therapists before and have been seeing Stephen for a few months now and he is great! Not only is he kind, he is so knowledgeable and very experienced. One thing that I really appreciate is that Stephen keeps it real. He asks important and challenging questions and wants the best for his clients. I honestly feel that his clients are very fortunate to have him as a therapist.

Written by B.R. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Conducting talk therapy with Stephen over this platform has helped me greatly. I feel very fortunate to have been matched with him when I joined Better Help several months ago; I and my relationships are better off for it. Weekly counseling with Stephen has helped me become more confident in my instincts and ability to navigate life's day-to-day challenges. I would absolutely recommend sessions with Steve to anyone who's able and willing to put in the work to improve themselves with his gentle guidance.

Written by V.L. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Stephen Witte offered me clear path and courses of action I needed to take to improve my life and deal depression and anxiety issues. He's a great listener and he knew immediately how to help me after just couple of sessions. Can't recommend him more.

Written by J.A. on Mar 10, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Mr. Witte has exceeded my expectations in a therapist. He listens to me, understands my concerns and helps me to see a path forward. I would highly recommend him.

Written by A.N. on Feb 13, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I found Stephen to be empathetic, yet pragmatic in his approach. Although he is supportive, he encourages a new way of thinking and /or approach to an issue or problem, as often practical solutions are necessary to achieve desired results. He does a very good job of listening and helping a person understand what he/she wants but also needs. In turn, he is able to give feedback in a concise and clear manner, that helps one also keep focused and clear as to the best course of action for specific situations or concerns. In summary; Stephen is a highly effective therapist and I recommend him 1000%.

Written by F.R. on Jan 11, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Mr Witte has been a tremendous help in my situation by being able to ask the rite questions and then help me figure out the answers to those very difficult things. I am not sure I would have been able to come this far in my marriage without his great help.

Written by M.Y. on Jan 06, 2019 after counseling with Stephen for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Steve was very good at listening, being supportive, and helping me deal with my issues. He responds quickly to my messages and is very considerate.

Written by R.A. on Dec 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

All I can say is I have made more personal progress with Stephen than I have made in years of therapy. He is an excellent listener with a great deal of knowledge and application. I value his opinion as he has never steered me wrong. He listens to me and responds directly to my needs. I highly highly recommend him!

Written by A.L. on Dec 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Stephen has helped me tremendously. I have been going through a difficult time in both my personal as well as my professional life and Stephen's experienced perspective has helped me navigate some very difficult situations. I would recommend Stephen to anyone who feels they need guidance or an alternative view of their circumstances.

Written by J.A. on Dec 05, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Stephen has been a pleasure to work with. He is calm, reassuring and full of humour and I have greatly enjoyed our sessions and made fast progress with the issues we discussed.

Written by N.'. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Steve gave me advice that were very profound yet simple and easy to understand. It was a new perspective and I had to take time to change my habits. I would highly recommend him.

Written by M.I. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Best therapist around. He took the time and effort to listen to me in every call and provided great and sound advice without even the slightest hint of judgment. He helped me get through one of the hardest moments in my life and I couldn’t be more grateful for Steve.

Written by J.A. on Nov 09, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Stephen is a very understanding person. He's done his honest best, in my view, to make sure that I am as comfortable as possible with him. What I appreciate most is that Stephen seems to have a good sense of where and when to pull back, so to speak. He never pushes, always moves at a pace that I am comfortable with no matter what the topic. I know I am all over the place but Stephen, bless his soul, somehow manages to keep up. Wonderful counselor, wonderful person.

Written by M.A. on Nov 05, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

I found Stephen Witte to be a very emphatic, professional and kind therapist. He genuinely cares about his patients and will always try to find time and the right words for them, even if they need help outside of usual hours or in a different time zone. He is not only a great listener but also the one to have a thoughtful discussion with, and provide actionable advice and tangible ways of situation solving. Highly recommend.

Written by C.E. on Oct 27, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Stephen has made such a drastic improvement to my life. He is always a source of light, insight, and encouragement. I’m so grateful we were matched I don’t think I could have found a better person who understands and appreciates me as much!

Written by S.T. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Steve is very kind. He uses great examples that help me understand what I am going through. I am confident he can help me figure myself out.

Written by J.O. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Professional, polite and understanding. Even with the obstacle of time differences, he makes it work. There's normally a wall and skepticism when signing up for these things, I've only had one session so far but so far I've been converted.

Written by H.E. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Can’t say enough about Stephen, I wish I would have found him long before. Has helped me tremendously over the past few months, and am looking forward to working with him in the future.

Written by P.A. on Sep 12, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

I was going through a crisis in my life and Stephen was instrumental in helping me overcome this difficult period and be able to succeed. He is very supportive, open and encouraging as a counselor - Stephen knew when to share insights and when to listen at the appropriate times. He really helped me reach new breakthroughs and believe in myself again. Would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a counselor.

Written by H.E. on Sep 09, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Steven Witte has been compassionate and very helpful to me thus far. I strongly recommend him and his services as a counselor. He is also a very good listener and has been helping me greatly.

Written by R.I. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Clear, concise, insightful.

I’ve tried counseling before and been dissatisfied. If you want someone to just listen to your problems without insight, critique or suggestions you can get that for free anywhere.

Stephen is a pleasant person to talk to. He is also experienced & his advice is practical.

Written by B.R. on Sep 02, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

I strongly recommend Stephen Witte for counseling and therapy. As a single working mother it can get very stressful and overwhelming and Stephen has helped me understand that it’s ok to feel this way, and how to feel better. Being raised with dysfunctional parents and not wanting to make the same mistake they made I had many questions in regards to raising my son and certain concerns about my sons behavior but he has offered healthy options that make me feel not alone. Definitely worth the try !as a busy single parent that has no time to go to see a therapist, talking on the phone with Steve has definitely made my world a better one. Thank you so much

Written by H.A. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Mr. Witte not only listens, but offers meaningful and insightful solutions. He has helped me so much in these past few weeks.