I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 7 years of experience working with individuals experiencing varying levels of unwanted mental health obstacles. An office and couch was not my style to impact others, so I built my career coming to them, working with adolescent guys and gals inside residential treatment, psychiatric, and in-home counseling with families. By having worked for the high risk community, I can say not only have I heard "almost" all, but I've been there and carried some of the battle scars too. I've always preferred environments where I've had to give my best work but work fast with client's who did not have the time or patience for a more drawn out treatment. I've been called a therapist for client's who don't particularly like therapy, as those are some of my favorite kinds of people to work alongside with.
It's been my desire to specialize with those who were dealt the most challenging of hands. I guess you can say those are my people. I'm accustomed to working in areas of depressive episodes, panic and anxiety, broken family relationships, life stressors, parenting issues, abnormal psychiatric, spiritual issues, and traumatic experiences.
While I may utilize multiple evidence based treatment strategies, inner healing doesn't come in a box, and is different for everyone. I believe the best therapy is done through having as much first hand experience in the trenches with what it is that we are working on together. Some wisdom can only be gained by experiencing. That being said, depending on your treatment needs, I enjoy using music therapy with clients to help strengthen the "experiencing" therapy component.
Is this counseling or therapy? Counseling may look like just casual chatting back and forth via messaging as some seem to prefer to have a second party help them look at their life. For others focusing on more significant distresses, therapy could consist of the traditional order: a more comprehensive session to identify the sometimes hidden ROOTS of the problem (what sustains it) and then at your readiness some live sessions to begin the work to promote your MIND and BODY Healing, Our Head is still attached to our body, so for some it may be necessary to take re-ownership of both components.
But you may be thinking: Therapy doesn't really work, I'm not a mushy feelings type of person... You're in good company; We're just re-learning BALANCE. You used to have it! Finding that middle ground of optimal functioning. If your mind rattled your world enough to get you to even consider therapy, it's more likely you have a talent for a very strong mind, but you may just need to learn to CONTROL YOUR POWER.
Our professional relationship and your trust in my care for people and confidence to help them overcome, I hold as my greatest skills.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C009591 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I’ve seen a lot of counselors over the last decade and have made very little progress, but I feel like I’m actually getting somewhere with Steve. He’s really insightful and knows what he’s doing. Thanks for the hope!
Steve is an amazing and patient therapist who give you understanding and perspective on yourself. I really appreciate his knowledge of complex trauma and how it can require the brain, and his knowledge on how to deal gently with trauma and give cohesive ways to help deal with it. His guidance has provided me a much needed touchstone in my life for stability, and his professionalism and compassion is wonderfully tied together. I’d high recommend Steve.
Great Therpist !
Very responsive and effective at giving my teen the coping skills to overcome his anger. Always working with our family, not just my son. He’s awesome
Steve has been wonderful to work with. It’s a weight lifted off my shoulders learning how to work through my anxiety and past trauma with the mental tools Steve has recommended. I’m amazed how just in a short amount of time he has been able to make me see things in a different light, think in an entirely different direction, and react to situations rationally. I highly recommend Steve as he is extremely patient, takes the time to address your concerns, and is an impressive listener who doesn’t seem to a thing.
Steve has helped me through some very tough times in my life. I highly recommend him as a good listener and a provider of practical help.
Steve is a special person and gifted therapist. He is supportive and provides clear direction in each session that leaves me with helpful tools and better understanding of myself and situation.
Steve is extremely perceptive, responsive, warm, encouraging, and professional. He is incredibly good at what he does, and has an amazing way of helping me realize some of my underlying beliefs and equipping me with practical strategies of countering some of the beliefs that are holding me back in life. In the time that I've worked with him, Steve has helped me step more fully into being myself.
Amazing listener. Provides feedback. Good tools and lessons to practice on your own time. Positively reinforces you where you forget. Well educated and dashingly good looking!
I can not thank Steve enough for all his help and support. Steve not only hears what you have to say but he has the brilliant ability to understand what you mean. It has been very difficult for me to find someone who makes me feel understood. Who makes me feel like I'm not alone. Steve Schaick is helping to turn my life around and I can't thank him enough.
Very positive, supportive, and really took time typing "tools" in a message that we had discussed so that we could refer back to them.
Steve is one of the few rare individual to whom I have the privilege of interacting with both on the spectrum of intellects and optimism. He is able to convey the abstract concepts in literature that I don't believe many can pull off. I wholeheartedly trust in his expertise and feel honored and grateful to be working with him.
As someone who put off therapy for years, Steve's practical approach has quickly helped me to recognize the emotional barriers that have obscured my rational view. He provides helpful techniques with each session intended to help identify and avoid harmful patterns of thought.
Steve has been a great ally and a solid resource for addressing my emotional state of mind.
I just started working with my counselor 2 weeks ago and I can't find the words to describe how much he's helped me and has possibly saved my life. He has given me concrete coping techniques to deal with my panic attacks and anxiety plus he's respnsive to all my text messages in a timely manner. As of today, I don't know what I would do without him. Counseling is one of best decisions I've made especially during these COVID times.
So far the counselor has been very good - the best we have ever had. By far.