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.
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
NY LCSW PR020131-1
CT LCSW 658
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
I'm a returning client of Stephen Witte and I can't recommend him enough. The conclusions he brings up about me after carefully listening to what I have to say are so true and helped me get a sense of myself multiple times with different problems.
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 4 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Stephen is empathic, understanding and very practical- he addresses my particular issues in a way that helps me approach them with success. He calls it like he sees it also; which a smart aleck like myself needs.
Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Stephen is an amazing therapist, very caring and attentive. I enjoyed my therapy sessions with him.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I have only had 2 sessions with Stephen but both sessions I have felt comfortable and feel like he listens and understands as well as has great feedback. I like that he recaps what I should be doing between appts and how he is responsive to messages.
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd