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Dr. Steven Bond, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

My name is Dr. Steven Bond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Great State of Texas. I have been working a Licensed Counselor since 2011 but have been in the mental health field for far longer. My journey in the mental health field began in 2002 when I started working as a mental health technician in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Since that time I have worked in several capacities within the inpatient mental health world, eventually obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Health Sciences. While working as an intake/admissions assessor I was asked to begin managing the inpatient mobile assessment team for a small community of hospitals. Intake and admissions quickly became my specialty. While providing mobile assessments for the community, I began to work along-side several very experienced therapists in a private practice setting. This provided a wealth of knowledge and information that allowed for my continual growth toward becoming a better more experienced therapist.

I started Bond and Associates, a private practice, in 2012 when I began seeing patients on a short term therapy basis with a primary focus on mood disorders, anxiety, phobias, and trauma. In 2013 I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and initiated my specialty field of trauma and trauma recovery. After further training in trauma recovery more specialization was centered around active duty military, veterans, physical/sexual trauma survivors, and severe anxiety disorders.

My primary approach to therapy will start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and then evolve as the client/therapist relationship evolves. I have found that not all uses of therapy services match each client. Which is why I enjoy getting to know my clients well and engaging them to identify which therapeutic technique works best for them.

My philosophy: Firstly, I enjoy working with clients who are seeking help because change is something that must be sought and not delivered by hand. Second, therapy is difficult for the client seeking services. The simple request for therapy may have been the singularly most difficult decision because you had to admit that something was wrong. Third, therapy can be emotionally stressful and may even manifest physically (tearfulness) but through these elements, change and hopefulness can result.

While I do practice as patient centered, I focus many efforts through the guise of Neo-Freudian or Jungian analytic psychology, and employ a mixture of therapeutic techniques along with dream work/analysis.

I believe that therapy is a useful tool for anyone needing support. Often times, therapy can be seen as someone to talk through a difficult/challenging time, help bring about change, or even learn to think differently.

Availability:
I am flexible throughout the day with my work schedule which can change from moment to moment. Please let me know what works with your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate you. I do have set times in the evenings and weekends for appointments that are consistent. I check my messages multiple times throughout the day, and will respond as quickly as my schedule allows.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TX LPC 68090

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Steven Bond. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

He understands exactly what I am going through and helps me keep between the lines and gives me motivation to keep moving forward.

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Steven for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Dr. Bond was very kind and made me feel comfortable enough to share my experiences.

Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Great therapist. Compassionate, good listener, knowledgeable, kind delivery.

Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

I’ve appreciated Better Help and Dr. Bond in the Convenience of being able to reach out via text or setting up an appointment to what fits my schedule. I don’t have to travel to an office and therapy can be done anywhere and anytime. It often helps me to text my issue out and see it written then as I wait for Dr. Bond to respond it give me time to process.

Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

The personal growth I have experienced since commencing therapy with Steven 8 months ago has been astounding. He listens, understands and is very caring and patient. I can trust him with everything. The wisdom and knowledge he shares with me is so helpful to me as I continue on my journey of healing.

Written on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Great personality and easy to talk to! Really gets to know you and whatever you are dealing with.

Written on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue