Steve has been a psychological and spiritual seeker his whole life. Because of his own childhood wounds and brokeness, he has sought his own healing. What orginally looked like impediments and weaknesses have gradually blossomed over time, developing into unexpected blessings. Much to his delight he has found that "a gift is a wound that has been healed." He now blends the confidence and hopefulness born of his own healing journey, the richness of his experience helping others over many years and his passion for weaving strands from psychology, counseling and holistic healing into his practice.
Steve came to Lowell after earning his Ph.D. in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Boston University. As a licensed psychologist, he has been priveleged to serve adults, adolescents, couples and families in the greater Lowell community for over 30 years. He is certified as a marriage and family therapist (AAMFT) and pastoral counselor (AAPC). He has practiced contemplative prayer/meditation in Christian and Buddhist traditions for many years. He welcomes persons of all faith persuasions or none.
Steve assists clients in finding humor amidst life’s absurdities, in trusting that joy and happiness are our
birthright, and in giving thanks whether in fair or stormy weather.
Steve's therapy approach seeks to help clients tap greater aliveness and creativity for living life fully, identify and claim their strengths, strategize for problem solving and positive change, and build healthy, more fulfilling relationships.
This often involves developing courage, self-discipline and serenity in facing the challenges of life, embracing hardship as a path to peace, befriending fears, and discovering hidden blessings in our weaknesses and failings. Through it all, Steve assists clients in finding humor amidst life’s absurdities, in trusting that joy and happiness are our birthright, and in giving thanks whether in fair or stormy weather.
While most conditions can be managed through counseling and self-healing practices alone, Steve works with psychiatrists and primary care physicians in the area if medication is needed.