"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Growing up is tough, especially when you have barriers (emotional or otherwise) getting on the same page with your parents or teachers. Add peer pressure and social media and we have a perfect storm brewing that can make teen years more than challenging tan ever before. Having been a therapist in an in-patient mental health setting specializing in adolescents, taught special education, k through 12 and college I am quite familiar with the many riffs that can emerge on the road to adulthood and independence. Having been a troubled teen who now has an amazing relationship with my mother, I am quite motivated to be a catalyst for understanding and change to young adults. Having a therapist that comes from a non-judgmental solution focused base is important and this is the counseling style and interaction that I offer.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with 10 years of experience working as a therapist, case manager and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, ADHD, OCD, LGBT-QIA issues and challenges that come with changes in life. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, sexual and/or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is direct, and interactive and solution focused. I don't believe in stigmatizing or labels. Mental health is just that- a form of healthcare.
My approach to the work we do together combines Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic and reality therapy . Together, we tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
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
- Anger management
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #58105 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Steven gets me and I have enjoyed his technique and how he has helped me. I think for me it is important that a person connects with me and I know that Steven has delivered thus far. I thank him for coming into my life and taking the time to just listen.
Steven’s perspective, wisdom, guidance, and relatability are rare gifts! I’m grateful to have found him.
He responds timely to messages & gives options of working on the issues. I'm confident that he will help me get through my current issue.
Mr. Hayes has been amazing with my daughter! It did not take long for her to feel comfortable enough with him to share more thoughts and feelings. I am so grateful for him!
Hello! I was strongly recommend Steven! I’ve had two sessions with him and they’ve already made a world of difference. He is helping me dig deep, more than any therapist I’ve ever had. On identifying the where, what, who and why of how I exist right now. Love him!
Steven has been a great Counselor, almost feels like he reads my mind when I’m not communicating very well. I can tell he takes the time to truly listen and pin points what the cause of a lot of my troubles and makes me understand them myself. I would definitely recommend him for anyone wanting an impartial perspective of what’s happening in their lives and in need of advice
He get’s it. He has lived. His practicum and life experiences combined makes him the right fit for me.
Steven is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He listens very well and offers sound and comprehensive advice.
Steven’s passion and skill cannot be overstated. He is a bottomless font of multi-faceted wisdom and guidance backed by years of experience, and I would recommend him to any of my friends and family without hesitation. If you’re looking to get your life back on track, Steven is the therapist to get you there.