Steven Topper, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
To be in a room with someone, to show up with their vulnerability is a deeply moving practice that Steven finds sincerely meaningful. Fundamentally, he believes in the rich complexity of a human being and appreciates how challenging and distressing life can be. He will bring compassion, curiosity, and openness to his clients so that they can create for themselves rich, poignant lives.
Steven is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and received his Masters in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in addition to his Bachelors in psychology from Bowling Green State University. He has worked in a confluence of settings, including private practice, inpatient hospitals, and intensive outpatient therapy programs.
Steven works with young adults, adolescents, adults, and families and has done group, family, and individual therapy across many contexts. His specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, grief and loss, self-injury, body-image, career exploration, and many other concerns. He believes that all of us have pain and suffering in our lives, and brings curiosity and patience to help people cultivate a life worth living. He has received training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and primarily uses ACT to help people step fully into their lives and values. His training includes intensive ACT workshops, child custody evaluations, and domestic violence. Steven believes that he can be most helpful when his clients set meaningful goals for therapy and he hopes to create an open, warm, honest environment. He often uses mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies within therapy in order for his clients to live in line with the values they hold dearest. To live authentically can be a harrowing and deeply rewarding journey, and Steven will work with his clients’ strengths and values in pursuit of that journey.