Areas of treatment focus with Steven include but are not limited to:
- Educational success strategies
- Academic counseling
- Career change counseling
- Learning disabilities
- Workplace adjustment
- Blending families
- Confidence building
- Grief recovery
- Individual counseling
- Couples counseling
- Trauma/ PTSD
- Personality Disorders
- ADHD (children and adult)
- Neuro-diverse populations
- LGBTQI individuals and families
- Workplace discrimination Investigation support and recovery
- Divorce emotional preparation, support and recovery
Steven received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in 1997. In 2000 he became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington. He is also a Washington State Child Mental Health Specialist. His training is primarily in family systems, solution focused, cognitive-behavioral and positive psychology modalities and theories. He has worked with families, traditional and same-sex couples, children and adolescents in a variety of residential and outpatient settings. Prior to licensure he completed an eighteen-month post-graduate internship and worked for an additional four years in a community mental health agency serving children, youth, families, and couples. Steven's experience also includes four years working for the State of Washington's Division of Licensed Resources as a Child Protective Services Investigator.
In addition to Steven's work as a counselor, he has also worked in multiple business and educational arenas as a consultant focusing on maximizing positive strengths which already exist within individuals and systems. Steven has also spent more than ten years of his career teaching in higher at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In his work as an educator he has taught more than 500 K-12 educators in currently teaching in the Puget Sound region.
Most of Steven's teaching experience focuses on the creation of equitable opportunities for all students in education. In 2018 he will complete a doctorate in education with an emphasis in educational leadership, curriculum development, and learning strategies (for both children and adults).
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