Steven Lepley

(LPC, MHSP, EMDR, I, &, II)
Therapist Steven Lepley Photo

About Me

Thank you for taking time to let me introduce myself. I have been in the counseling field for over 14 years. I have extensive experience with Addictions, Trauma, depression and anxiety along with supportive guidance for life changes and career growth. I have also had great success in treating chronic pain issues with EMDR. While this platform may not support traditional EMDR methods, We may be able to incorporate some of the principles of that therapy in our work together.

My counseling style is warm and conversational. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I'm not a fan of labels. My approach is client centered and solution focussed. I'm happy to help you explore limiting belief systems and to help you make healthy life choices for a more balanced and integrated experience based on your value system and needs. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to that purpose.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3830 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Steven is a very helpful and compassionate therapist. He listened well and helped me identify meaningful changes to make and small steps to take to improve my mental health. I highly recommend Steven to anyone who wants to work on establishing new life patterns and improve their response to and management of crisis, depression, and change.

Written by K.A. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

working with Steven has really been a pleasure. He shows up to meet you exactly where you are at and brings with him empathy, a down to earth and relatable demeanour and non'judgemental support. He has recommended tools relevant to my situation and to my goals. He is super encouraging and creates a safe space to share. I highly recommend him!

Written by K.E. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Steven is just a delight. He’s been such a key cog in my journey to better mental health

Written by N.I. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Steven is an incredible counselor. I feel so lucky to have been paired with him on Better Help and would absolutely recommend working with him. He has helped me find myself again. I sometimes can't believe the progress I've made in a short time working with Steven. He is incredibly supportive and kind and every step of the way in our time together. He has made me feel safe and respected and created an environment for us that helped me work through a lot of challenges I was experiencing in my life. His advice is always rock solid and provided a level of supporting worksheets and readings that enhanced my experience and fit into my schedule and work load.

Written by M.I. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Steven is a great therapist. He genuinely loves his job and it shows. He has great input and has given me insight. He has a kindness that I appreciate.

Written by M.I. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I enjoy talking to Steven. I feel like I have come a long way since we started. I’m feeling a lot more calm and Confident.

Written by K.H. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Steven's a very calming and reassuring person to talk to. I was initially skeptical about EMDR, but I've found it to be effective after just the first live session I had. He's good at asking the right questions to work through a certain problem but at the same time not feel too overwhelming and heavy.

Written by J.E. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steven is a great therapist. After only a few sessions he is really helping me. He works with EMDR which seems to be more helpful than any therapy I have had in the past. He is supportive and kind.

Written by F.R. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steven has been excellent so far. He responds to my messages in a timely matter, gives me the feedback that I need, and gives me plenty of positive words that I sometimes need. I feel like I'm making progress, largely thanks to him

Written by N.I. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steven is a fantastic person to talk to. He’s helped me through so much these last couple of months and I am extremely hard truly to have him as my therapist

Written by A.U. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Steven has been a huge help in my journey to self betterment over the last few months. He is a great outlet to talk with, yet is supportive and constructive with his guidance and feedback. He is very engaging and supplements the sessions with very effective worksheets and articles/books. Could not recommend him more!

Written by C.I. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steven is incredible, it's the first time I've felt more casual and comfortable with a counselor and he is always finding new resources for me.

Written by J.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am so grateful that I was matched with Mr. Lepley. He truly cares and listens. The passion for what he does shows all of the time. He has helped me so much more than I ever expected would be possible. I would recommend him to everyone, if possible. If you get paired with him, you will not regret choosing him as your counselor/therapist. Thank you for everything you do, Steven. And thank you for genuinely caring about your clients.

Written by C.R. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Since working with Steven my anxiety has went down more than I ever thought would be possible. He listens to my concerns and offers great help and resources that so far have helped more than I can say.

Written by J.O. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Steven is the best! He is down to earth, and willing to listen. He is well trained, but doesn’t treat you like a diagnosis or something from the curriculum. He sees the person, and works directly with you to reach your full potential and to live a more well balanced life. I really enjoyed my time with him.

Written by N.I. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Steven is by far the greatest counselor I’ve ever had (and there have been many!). He helped me address my trauma triggers, relational issues, explore my values and other valuable information I’ll carry forth with me. He has an all knowing awareness of mental health that addresses every aspect of life. I always walked away from our sessions with more knowledge about myself than I had entering the session. He is also well versed on addiction issues that helped me a lot. I value him so much!

Written by L.O. on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steven and I worked together for three months and I saw great progress. Our sessions felt calm and casual. He listened and respected me. He guided me through a very difficult time in my relationship. Steven supported me as I worked through the stresses of my job, family, friends, and relationship. I am very grateful for his guidance, advice, and strategies. He made me feel like I was worth it. Though therapy is hard and emotional, Steven made it (relatively) easy. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Thank you, Steven.

Written by K.A. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Steven is very kind and a great listener.

Written by D.E. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Steven helped me get through my very difficult phase. I felt so much better after the very first phone session with him. He always responded on time and made me feel like there is actually someone who understands me. He helped me realize what was going on with my life and how to cope up with it. I’d recommend him to anybody who needs help and wants to heal.

Written by S.H. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Steven is warm, professional and extremely astute. I built a rapport with him in our first telephone conversation. He has a plethora of knowledge and methods to help his clients on whatever journey they may be on. I definitely recommend him.

Written by W.E. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and anger management

He is a great therapist

Written by S.A. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great service and expertise. Thanks so much for all your amazing help

Written by D.A. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief

A very good man. I would recommend him to anyone needing help

Written by D.E. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

As someone who has put off wading into the waters of therapy for way too long, I cannot express how grateful I am to have been matched with Steven. From the very first contact he's been incredibly supportive, compassionate and patient - but challenging as well, in the best possible way.
His open and authentic nature creates an atmosphere of trust and safety that allows me the space to explore the issues and feelings that I've been struggling with for so long. It's clear he genuinely cares about his clients wellbeing and wants to help with the healing process.
I couldn't recommend him highly enough.