MAed, MSW, LCSWA
Stephen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. He attended undergraduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Wake Forest University, where he was a Master Teaching Fellow.
Stephen entered the mental health field in 2015 as a Volunteer Crisis Advocate for a local crisis hotline. While in school for his MSW, Stephen worked as an ABA therapist providing services for children with Autism and their families. During his MSW clinical practicum, Stephen worked with a diverse client base at a mental health outpatient treatment center. Stephen treated clients experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, difficulty regulating emotions, interpersonal relationship problems, and low self-esteem. Additionally, he helped young people having difficulty “launching” into adulthood gain traction. Stephen also has experience treating children and adolescents using an evidence-based model focusing on modifying family dynamics to address mental health symptoms.
Stephen is well versed in treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Solution-Oriented Therapy. He takes a strength-based approach when working with clients. He believes all clients have unique strengths to overcome the challenges and adversity they face. Stephen works with clients by helping them gain skills to overcome life’s obstacles. Stephen focuses on treating children and adolescents as well as young people needing help launching into adulthood. Stephen does treat adults as well.
Stephen is a sports enthusiast, cheering on the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets. Interests and Hobbies include working out, specialty foods, volunteering, and being involved at church.