For the past twenty years, Steve has been working with adolescents in residential treatment. During this time he has learned the value of working as a team and the importance of building a healthy relationship with the students. Steve received his undergraduate degree in Sociology and from that discovered his love for working in family systems. As he worked in the residential world his desire to work more closely with the students and their families increased and he decided to pursue a Master’s Degree as a Mental Health Counselor.
Steve specializes in crisis intervention, solution focused therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. During his many years of experience working with teenagers, he has focused on helping youth with trauma and attachment issues. Steve has a natural ability to connect with students and families through his accepting and playful nature. He strongly believes that “If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.”
Steve is originally from Southern California. He met his wife while attending the University of Utah and they decided to make Utah their home. Together they are raising three teenage children, a pet bird, and a very big dog. Aside from counseling, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, reading, riding his motorcycle, and hiking.