Stephen works with individuals and couples providing both short-term and long term-psychotherapy. His therapy is based on cognitive and relational theories, with a strengths-based approach geared to helping people reach their full potential in all life areas. He employs elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and structural family therapy, and is certified in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy by the Albert Ellis Institute. He also draws heavily from classic and existential philosophy, and other cultural influences including music and literature.
Stephen genuinely enjoys helping individuals and couples improve their relationships and ability to cope with the challenges they face. He also possesses real world experience from his first career as a journalist and business executive, which helps him understand the pressures of modern urban life that underlie so much of our stress and anxiety. Stephen’s goal is to help his clients regain control of their own lives in every sense. He believes we can train our minds to be our best friends instead of our worst enemies, and that properly motivated, anybody can do anything.
Stephen is a graduate of the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, Columbia Business School and the University of Pennsylvania.