MY Mission

In my work with clients, I want to help empower individuals to better manage mental health concerns that get in the way of that person finding their best self.  Most importantly, I want you to feel that you are not alone in whatever concern currently bothers you - whether you are adjusting to college, adjusting to life after college, trying to balance stressful work life with graduate school, you have concerns about your relationship, the excitement of having a kid or feeling overwhelmed with activities that your kids are involved in, trying to balance work life and personal life, or you are struggling with issues outside of your control. I can help.

My experiences working with children and teenager client in a variety of settings can be very helpful when working with parents who are struggling with family life or needing parenting assistance. For college and graduate students, I draw upon a wealth of experience having worked in a college counselor center and working with college and graduate students at both a community mental health center and through private practice.

“Most importantly, I want you to feel that you are not alone in whatever concern currently bothers you.”
— Steven Spatz, MA, LPC


My specialties are:

  • Men’s issues

  • Young adult issues (approx ages 18-40)

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • ADHD

  • Passion for working with concerns specific to the LGBTQA community

Other issues I help clients with include:

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Autism

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Chronic Impulsivity

  • Coping Skills

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Multicultural Concerns

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Parenting Concerns

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Related Concerns

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Sports Performance

  • Trauma

*If you have any questions about other issues/concerns that I work with, please feel free to contact me and ask!

Clientele I work with:

  • Adults

  • Individuals

  • Families

  • Couples

  • LGBTQA community

Types of therapy I provide:

  • Individual

  • Couples

  • Family

  • Psychoeducational workshops

  • Case Management (with the intent of assisting the client in connecting with additional supports, as needed and as appropriate)

  • Crisis counseling/safety planning (on an as-needed basis)

Theoretical Orientation: (eclectic mix of the following)

  • Person-Centered, Strengths-Based Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Play therapy

  • Emotionally focused

  • Relational (belief that the therapy relationship can be healing)

  • Existential

  • Narrative

  • Mindfulness based (teaching mindfulness skills)

  • Family systems

  • Focus on resiliency traits and building up social supports

*I consider all of these above mentioned theoretical orientations as guidelines to my work.  At the end of the day - I want to tailor the counseling experience to the specific needs of the person(s) I am helping.