Dr. Steven Petty

LPC

About me

Greetings,
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with an earned Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology. I’ve worked in a variety of professional settings to include: Law Enforcement, Academia, and Military environments. My education and work experience has developed within me a professional value system founded on a strong belief and adherence to the principles of Multiculturalism, Empathy, and Fairness!

A very unique characteristic about my counseling approach is “Purpose” derived from the firm belief in my counseling practice being my “Life’s Purpose” as oppose to a simple career, job, or temporary employment. I take the concerns of my clients very seriously; thereby, placing client concerns at the highest priority level… and to be treated with the utmost consideration and respect. In other words, “YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME”. And my clients will never be made to feel as if their life’s challenges are unnoticed or insignificant!

My Mental Health motto simply states “I’m okay when you’re okay”. To help us get to the destination of being okay, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy are my preferred methods of treatment intervention. In conjunction with the aforementioned interventions, Active Listening, Clarification Questions, and Empathy will be frequently utilized counseling skills to help in identifying your concerns, aspirations, and strategies for helping you reach your immediate and long-term goals! In as much, please always remember, “I AM HERE FOR YOU”!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC012456

NV LPC CP5054-R

AZ LPC LPC-20318

AL LPC 3133


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Steven Petty. 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 Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Steven for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Petty is extremely professional and honest. I’ve tried therapists in the past and really didn’t see much growth because I was just told what I wanted to hear. Dr. Petty will not only call you out on your nonsense but he will give you reasonable real life tasks to work on. My family is very grateful to Dr. Petty and claim that I am unrecognizable(in a good way) to who I was before I started working with Dr. Petty. He’s tough and sometimes tells you things you don’t want to hear but I can’t stress how much better my life is after working with Dr. Petty.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Perry is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and godly therapist who heard me and helped me to find balance in my life. As a pastor, it is a challenge for me to ask for help, but Dr. Perry provided safe parameters where I could work through my issues and grow. I am grateful for him.

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr.Petty has helped me through so much. He keeps it very real with me which is something I need in my life. I’m very thankful for him & the work that he does.

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Doc ( Dr. Petty ) has helped me grow consistently. He helps me to see things I couldn’t otherwise and keeps it 100% real. Great relationship & the way he speaks to me. Thank you Doc for all you have done.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Petty was a wonderful therapist. He helped me tremendously. His kindness, compassion and genuine concern shone through and that helped me grow. He was straightforward in his speech. He has a great gift of listening, understanding, and giving practical and life changing feedback. My experience with Dr. Petty was life changing.

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Petty is such a great doc he earn my trust and I know I am in good hands. I was looking for a therapist that was also Christian and him been one truly has blessed me.

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Petty works with me and allows me to express what I am feeling. Listening and then giving me feedback, by asking clarifying questions.

Written on Aug 26, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

I have had two sessions with Dr. Petty. He is a great listener and communicator. Each session i have walked away with additional insights and knowledge that I didn't have at the start of the session. I appreciate his level of professionalism. I would recommend him to others.

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

After a length time with Dr. Petty i can truly say my time with this man has been blessing. He is a wise, intelligent and deeply experienced professional who carefully crafted his knowledge and sessions to my experience. Dr Petty truly change my outlook and approach to no just life’s difficulties but therapy as a whole.

Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Just started my therapy with Dr Perry. I have experienced drastic improvements in my outlook on life. He has given me a different perspective on many aspects of my life. The issues I were dealing with are now being resolved due to his therapy sessions. Keep up the good work Doc.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Very professional and is very happy

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Petty is someone that actually cares about your mental health and future I truly feel so confident that I am able to have this journey with him. I'm grateful I have an experienced and very engaged therapist that speaks to you more like a friend .

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Petty is amazing! He listens and provides honest feedback and makes you feel supported!

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Petty is really a one of a kind therapist. This is my first experience with a therapist who listens not to just respond but to understand. That is the most important thing needed in a therapy session, he genuinely cares about your healing and I love that about my experience with him.

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 5 months

I enjoy my conversations with Dr. Petty and our problem solving together.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Not only am I being heard but I am being understood. It’s like he’s is helping me mold the key to open a door that I’ve never been able to unlock.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Dr. Petty is caring, compassionate and highly competent. Very happy with his therapy!

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr.Petty is a very patient individual! His presence is very calming and you feel ok simply being yourself! I appreciate his placement in my journey of self improvement! ✨

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coaching

Doc is a fantastic listener and counselor. He has made a difference in my life with dealing with and handling concerns that seem to over whelm me. He has a great way of bringing transformation.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fa

I think he’s really good at what he does and I look forward to working with him .

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Petty has been a great blessing. He has genuine empathy and compassion for me and I feel safe and confident in his presence. I appreciate his understanding of my challenges and his willingness to be who I need, as well as to challenge me.
Everyone needs a Dr. Petty in their life - the world would be a much happier and kinder place!

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and anger management

It has been an amazing experience with dr. Petty he has spent time with me. I feel like I can really get things done with setting myself goals, understanding myself and finding my purpose. I have improved

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Just amazing. He encourages, supports, helps me with my emotions, understands what I'm going through, and the best part is that he follows up and checks on me regularly, by sending amazing topics to read that will help me on days that I'm feeling down.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Petty is impeccable! He shares spot on, brilliant, break-through insights and shows care beyond belief. He is absolutely amazing, candid, and a gift that I cherish deeply ❤️

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Petty is excellent. He is great at striking a balance between empathy and accountability. I strongly recommend his services.

Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

A great guide through challenge and growth.

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Petty has been great! I was a little worried about seeking therapy for my concern as it was nothing major but he made me feel so comfortable and although i don’t have huge issues I actually love therapy !

Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

It’s only the start but I do like Docs approach. My live counseling in the past was really not very productive with no real direction. Just writing checks with no end. CBT seems to be more goal oriented and not dwell too much on the past we can’t change. Look to a brighter future!

Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

He is a very smart man that try’s to tap in to deep seeded problems without making you feel bad about them he helps you do more than just talk about it he helps you understand . You don’t get lucky too often like this he is a good man and I’m lucky to have the pleasure tackling these issues with someone who won’t sugar coat shit

Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very warm and understanding person:)

Written on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Petty is the first counselor I’ve ever worked with who makes me feel like he actually cares about me. Like, really cares about me.

Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

First time to counseling I would not continue without Dr. Petty, he is all the difference

Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very caring and attentive.

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