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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
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 , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #3830 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
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.
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!
Steven is just a delight. He’s been such a key cog in my journey to better mental health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Steven is very kind and a great listener.
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.
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.
He is a great therapist
Great service and expertise. Thanks so much for all your amazing help
A very good man. I would recommend him to anyone needing help
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.