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Steve is a clinical social worker and counselor at Priestley Mental Health. He believes that "education is the pathway to empowerment and positive change," and, as a therapist, he has used his time to study how our brains influence our emotions and behaviors, especially we would never rationally choose those behaviors because of the negative consequences that follow. His passion is to teach people about why our brains work the way they do so people can understand what is happening in their lives and use the tools that are out there to make the choices that will allow them to live the life they want to live. 

Aside from working with people, Steve enjoys gardening and the outdoors. 


Steven holds a master's degree in clinical social work from Walla Walla University and is licensed to provide psychotherapy in the state of Idaho. Prior to working in Idaho, Steve worked as an agency-affliated mental health counselor in Washington State. He has specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and Christian counseling. 

  • Master of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

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