STEPHEN BLACK, MA, LMHCA
Contracting Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate
A crisis can be scary, but it’s also an opportunity to find a new way forward. If you are desperate for a change, you’re in the right place! I work with people facing compulsive behaviors, substance use issues, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, an unhealthy relationship with food, anxiety, depression, challenges at school, and difficulty forming or maintaining friendships.
We will work together to find the motivations and tools you need to succeed in life, identify your values-based goals, and create a pathway to pursue those goals. I do this through Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) in conjunction with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), a technique specifically designed for treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as many anxiety disorders.
As we work together I will thoughtfully tailor therapy to your unique presenting concerns in a compassionate, directive, non-judgmental approach. I am laid back and casual and believe in the power of humor to educate, build rapport, and explore difficult issues.
I know it’s hard to reach out for help, but putting off counseling may be damaging to your personal health and safety. Old emotional wounds will continue to exert control over your life in the form of overwhelming emotions, self-destructive behaviors, and broken relationships.
Say YES to therapy today, and find a greater sense of control over your emotions, and closer alignment with your primary values, leading to a purposeful and meaningful life.
Client Focus: Adolescents 13-17
Masters in Clinical Counseling with a specialty in Child and Youth Development: Western Seminary
Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies: Moody Bible Institute
A Little About Me...
I love living in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy going on hikes or bike rides to take in the great outdoors. I also like to spend time reading and watching all things sci-fi, listening to alternative radio, woodworking, knitting, and playing board games with friends.
Services & Fees
Rates may vary for counseling services based on your insurance and payment preferences. For more information on insurance policies and payment options, see here. Otherwise, feel free to reach out and we'll make sure all of your questions get answered.
Individual Counseling is where people come to solve problems, grow, and change their lives in the direction that they think is best for them and their families. When people are stuck and they don't know how to stop certain behaviors, counseling can provide the skills they need to get them where they want to go in life.
Contracting Counselors are independent clinicians contracting with Fircrest Behavioral Health, and are solely and independently responsible for the health care services they provide.