Stephen (he/him/his) is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) under the supervision of Kristen Custer, LCPC.
Stephen believes in exercising an integrative approach towards therapy, utilizing several modalities that fit the specific need of the patient. These modalities include Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and person-centered among others. Stephen seeks to create an environment that fosters a therapeutic alliance where, through unconditional acceptance and honest communication, he and the client work together to achieve goals that will lead the client to a better state of self-awareness, self-confidence, and improved mental health in general. He is culturally sensitive and an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Stephen has gained a wealth of experience while recently working with underprivileged patients in urban communities through his clinical internship. This opportunity afforded Stephen the ability to help people recognize, confront, and overcome various challenges related to depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma-related issues. This experience also allowed Stephen to work with the LGBTQIA+ community as well as those from different cultures. He is passionate about working with adolescents and adults of all ages dealing with the aforementioned issues and couples who wish to take the brave step towards improving their relationship dynamic.
Stephen graduated from the University of Maryland: College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. He then continued his education at Loyola University Maryland by earning his Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling. In his free time, Stephen enjoys reading, writing, and adaptive sports of any kind.
Phone: (443) 492-9243