Hi, my name is Steve Brokob. I am a professional counselor licensed in Virginia with 10 years of experience in clinical practice working in community mental health setting. I have worked the last 5 years in a Crisis center, doing evaluations in the community and emergency rooms. I am comfortable and trained in discussing a wide variety of topics including depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, mood, thought, substance-use, and personality disorders. I have worked with populations from 4 years old to the elderly, as well as some with neuro-cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Prior to working in this helping profession, I have served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and am knowledgeable about Military/Veterans issues including PTSD and TBI. I have received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Liberty University.
I use a person-centered therapy style, where your goals are identifying your strengths to help empower and motivate you. I provide an empathic, non-judgmental approach with my clients. I will help you identify your thinking patterns and how this relates to your daily habits and behaviors. I will assist you with building your awareness of your emotions and mental processes. I will also assist you with identifying your symptoms and learning appropriate coping skills.
I want you to know there is no shame in seeking help and know that it can be challenging to share your struggles with someone you don't know. It is okay to not be okay, and I hope to provide you with some Better Help by being present with you and meeting you where you are today.
I look forward to working with you during this process!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
VA LPC 0701011211
Steve Brokob is a thoughtful and creative therapist. He always does research on creative strategies to address behaviors and concerns. It is clear he enjoys what he does and the people with whom he works.
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Steven has been a great help
Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue
It’s been a really long time since someone’s actually listened and understood my trauma and pain, honestly one of the best therapists I’ve ever had
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd