About me

I have worked as a therapist for over 35 years in community mental health, in substance abuse prevention programs, in a Christian counseling center, and counseled foster children, as well as worked in a women's prison. I volunteered as a Stress Debriefer for emergency personal, including police, fire, EMT's, and Emergency room nurses. I believe in the holistic nature of wellness, and encourage physical, mental and spiritual health to maximize mental health. I also believe strongly that untreated stress/PTSD can create an array of mental and physical problems, including depression and anxiety, issues in relationships, poor self-esteem, and unresolved grief. Forming an atmosphere of acceptance and being non-judgmental are important to me in creating a relationship of trust and openness. I use a cognitive thinking approach with emphasis on managing emotional distress leading to healthy behaviors and activities. I also encourage people to learn and maintain calming and coping activities. Most people find me easy to talk to and I think you will too.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180.000804


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Steven Floyd. 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.

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I joined Betterhelp because I desperately needed someone to talk, listen, empathize, and give me some easy-to-integrate tips on how to manage my day-to-day stress and challenges. Steven has been a great fit for me from the jump. I feel seen and understood. His very presence is calming, and I feel more able to take on the challenges of the day after speaking with him!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Steven is very kind and I appreciate his faith based approach as I am also a Christian.

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Steven Floyd is very compassionate and thoughtful. I appreciate everything. Please keep up the good work. Your words of encouragement was helpful. Thank you so much for everything .

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I have found Steven to be very patient and insightful. He's helped to re-frame situations and allow me to see things in a different light.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Stephen is direct but not intimidating. I’ve had therapists where I’m able to control the situation and I didn’t find sessions helpful in the past with them. Stephen wouldn’t fall into that category. He’s very professional and has helped me navigate some sticky situations and gave excellent perspective. Highly recommended!

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Super nice guy! Good listener

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 5 months

kind, compassionate, informed

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Steve is a good listener and has experience in his field.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is an overall wonderful person. But I need to do these in person inorder improve myself.

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Steven has been amazing at helping me with my needs and understanding what I need to work on. He is great at hearing my issues and helping me find resolution. I couldn't not be happier with him.

Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Just love to talk to him , he's very insightful and helpful with different ideas for me that I would think of on my own

Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Steven is very easy to work with and listened to what my main concerns for coming to counseling were and worked with me on them.

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very easy to talk to. Provides good materials and worksheets to help understand and deal with problems.

Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Steve was wonderful to work with, he was very easy to talk to from the start and made me feel comfortable. He helped me tremendously with everything I was concerned about. I learned so much from him and would 100% recommend him to anyone.

Written on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Steven was a fantastic counselor.

Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have avoided counseling for most of my life because of the stigma around it and my desire to fix my own problems. I was apprehensive and drug my feet for a while but mr floyd has such an easy going manner and is so personable I have started to open up to him. He is a consummate professional and I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with him

Written on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Steven is a great therapist I would recommend him to friends and family.

Written on Sep 05, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Steven made me feel comfortable right away. I felt like he really cared to listen and he always addressed all of my concerns. He truly is the only reason I'm still here walking amongst the living. He made life stress feel a lot less isolating and all consuming.

Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Really enjoy my counselor

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