Steven Topper, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Steven is a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor, receiving his Masters in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in addition to his Bachelors in psychology from Bowling Green State University. Steven works with young adults, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and has done group, family, and individual therapy across many contexts, including private practice, inpatient hospitals, and intensive outpatient therapy programs. Steven is a member at large for the Chicago chapter of ACBS, working with other clinicians in the area to advance and teach the ACT model of therapy.
Fundamentally, Steven 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 and poignant lives.
Steven’s specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, grief and loss, self-injury, body-image, career exploration, and many other concerns. He 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.