Hello! I have successfully practiced clinical social work for over 30 years and have enjoyed helping the many clients I have counseled during my career. You will find me to be caring, understanding, respectful, nonjudgmental, knowledgeable and attentive to your needs. I have experience as a therapist /counselor, case manager, clinical supervisor and mental health clinic director, working with adults, adolescents and children and families and have been effective in helping my clients consistently achieve positive change. My number one objective is to help you feel better and resolve any difficult issues you are coping with. My approach is goal oriented and problem solving, often using cognitive behavioral therapy strategies and motivational interviewing techniques designed to challenge any negative thoughts and improve and maintain your motivation to make the changes needed to resolve issues and problems you are facing. I graduated from The Hunter School of Social Work in 1990 with a Master's Degree in Social Work in New York City and I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania.
I'm here to help you and look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
PA LCSW CW017158
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Just a true 10/10 for what has been a year of growth and support, could not possibly rate just 1/10 but if ten is the highest, so be it - 10.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Steve for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He is amazing a great listener! I highly recommend!
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Steve for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Absolutely excellent, very understanding, response is impeccable. I think Mr. Lai really gets me so I would give 1,000 out of 100. Very good man.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Steve for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties
Amazing listener he’s always checking up on me even when I am not responding which I really appreciate
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Steve for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassio
Steve is a very compassionate and understanding counselor. He has asked me question to better understand myself and my thinking. He has change my mindset for the better and I look forward to having sessions with him every week. I recommend Steve for anyone dealing with internal struggles.
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Steve for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts
He's great, listens to my needs. He offers solutions and different perspectives I haven't thought about. He is quick to respond and reliable. Easy to talk to.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Steve for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes