I have been licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, USA, since 2001. Prior to getting licensed I was employed in the Executive Search industry. I have also worked as an Outplacement Consultant for the largest outplacement firm in the US.
Recently, I was employed with the NC Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services as a Rehabilitation Counselor for 16 years providing career services to clients with physical, mental, and/or developmental challenges.
In 2022, I contributed to a newly published career counseling textbook and currently serve as Advocacy Chair for the Licensed Clinical Counselor Association of NC. I also Chair the Professional Association Council in NC and received the "Outstanding Advocacy Award" in 2023 "for excellence in clinical mental health advocacy efforts that advance the counseling profession and the communities served."
Earlier, I served as President of the NC Career Development Association, NC Rehabilitation Association, and NC Association of Personnel Consultants. I remain a Certified Personnel Consultant and I have been a Master Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. I have written a weekly column for a New York Times regional newspaper known as "Career Talk."
You are the expert of your story and have strengths that will support you in overcoming challenges you may currently face. My approach to counseling is from a career perspective. All activities of life contribute to our "career" including what we do for pay as well as what we do just for the joy of doing it! Finding joy at work can lead to creating joy when not at work and generalizes to all our relationships!
Taking the first step to sign up for counseling requires courage and I look forward to meeting you!
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Workplace Issues
NC LCMHC 3871
Helps me becoming a better version of myself, by being good to myself and taking one step at a time
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd