Steven Hess, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Steven graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with his MEd in Counseling Psychology. Most recently in Seward AK, he provided individual therapy, and then became an ACT Team Lead where he supervised a number of clinical staff. He has provided direct clinical work in the human services field for 10 years, from inner-city Philadelphia to rural Alaska.
Steven primarily works with adults and late-adolescent individuals suffering from acute and complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles.
Steven operates largely from a psychodynamic and systems theoretical orientation: early life experiences and current societal pressures directly affect our emotional wellbeing. Steven uses CBT, DBT, and ACT style interventions. He is EMDR trained and working toward formal certification. In the context of therapy, healing includes the somatic, emotional, and mental.
Steven’s priority is developing a safe and trusting relationship. His passion continues in assisting individuals reduce and manage symptoms, increase self-awareness, cultivate joy and empowerment, and move in the direction of meaning.
In his free time, Steven enjoys playing music, yoga, and spending long weekends wandering Alaska’s backcountry.