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It takes courage to reach out for support and embark on your quest of self-discovery, change, and healing, but I am glad you did.
My name is Steve Valente, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Idaho. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 14 years. I graduated in 2007 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with my Master’s Degree in Social Work and in 1994 from Michigan State University with my BS in Psychology.
I am experienced in working with adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. My career path has provided me with expertise in working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the Children’s Foster Care system.
In me, you will find a therapist who is accepting, non-judgmental, supportive, and respectful. I take a strengths-based and self-determined approach. I have a strong belief that you are the expert in your own life. As such, I am here to serve as a guide and to assist you in defining and achieving the counseling goals that are most important and meaningful to you.
I will always be honest with you, and I will challenge you from time to time, but will do so in a kind, polite, and compassionate manner.
I take an eclectic approach to therapy and incorporate a variety of treatment modalities in order to provide individualized and customized treatment. I find the most success with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Restructuring, as these treatment methods are efficient and effective for discovering and identifying the root cause of irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns.
I am honored to be considered as an ally on your journey.
I Look forward to meeting you soon!
• Stress, Anxiety
• Relationship issues
• Family conflicts
• Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Foster Care
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Client-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Restructuring,
Years of Experience: 5
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Family Problems, Intellectual Disability, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LCSW LCSW-40399
CO LCSW 00001789
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I have had two sessions so far, Steve has been great and I appreciate the exercise and skills to help me.
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Steve has given me a plethora of tools, advice and confidence to address my issues and I am eternally grateful for that. I highly recommend Steve’s services.
Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Very nice, very helpful, explains things well. Great guy!
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
He seemed very approachable and although it was it makes me worried to unload all my problems to a stranger I feel he helped me to open up and by the end of our first meeting I was not worried any more.
Written on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
Great advice, he is great at listening, just eases your mind and tells you how it is not what you want to hear which is great for making progress
Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Stephen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem