I love working collaboratively with clients to help them discover the tools that they might need to overcome barriers in their lives. The decision to see a therapist isn't an easy one. It can be very difficult to choose to share your most private thoughts and feelings with another person. While many of us wouldn't hesitate to see a doctor if we had a broken arm, we will put off seeking mental health assistance because we feel shame about needing help. In my work I try to help individuals, couples, and families make sense of the world by focusing on their existing strengths.
Many psychotherapists use and work with pathology models of treatment (e.g. they focus on what is "wrong" with someone or how they are ill). I find that it can often be helpful to use a humanistic/strengths-based perspective that is designed to empower my clients to remember and utilize their personal strengths to better understand themselves and others.
Many of us have experienced trauma in our lives. While these experiences are painful (and we wouldn't wish them on anyone else) they can also help us to grow and learn. I believe that people are extremely resilient. It is a privilege for me to sit with people while they explore new possibilities for themselves, their relationships, and their future.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH00006417
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Steven Wren. 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.
As someone who has a very difficult time trusting people, I really appreciate Dr. Wren's demeanor and genuineness. He is very easy to talk to and work with. Dr. Wren listens to what you are wanting from sessions and is solution focused.
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Such an inciteful Therapist. He gets right to the point. I felt like such a terable person, and he made me realize that I have a good heart and my situation is not an unusual one. I learned with my partner that I cannot own her stuff. We all have to take ownership of our own insecurities and life challenges. We cant pass those onto our partners.
Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues
I’ve had some bad experiences in the past with therapists. Dr Wren has completely changed my opinion on therapists for the better.
Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Very likeable and easy to talk to. Very respectful 10/10
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Our 1st call was Great. Steven is lovely to talk to and he makes you feel very safe. Looking forward to our upcoming sessions
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Such an amazing person and therapist
Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd