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Steven Berman

Steven Berman


10 years of experience

My credentials are: BA, MS, MBA, MA-PC, MA-AC, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, and CFTP. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the State of Michigan. As a therapist, my goal is to assist my clients in working through issues that negatively affect them in their daily lives. I use integrative approaches to therapy (i.e., mindfulness, relaxation, etc.). As both a salutogenic psychotherapist and a neurotherapist I understand that the source of complex PTSD is past experiences and their need for reconciliation. Therefore, clients are offered a variety of curative therapies. The success rate of salutogenic trauma-informed therapy is over 90% as compared to the 20-30% efficacy of conventional CBT therapy. The success of therapy is fundamentally based on the therapeutic relationship built between the client and the therapist, therefore I am here to support, empower, and work with you.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will start with brief introductions. In a brief assessment, we will gather basic information on you, your family, your issues, and your goals for therapy. This will enable the development of a specific treatment plan. Next, we will begin to dive into your specific issues and the challenges you are facing. Next, we begin your psychoeducation, thus enabling the start of "curative therapy" by the third session.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Establishing a therapeutic relationship and creating a tailored plan that leads to measurable progress.

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The therapy used is dependent upon the client's needs and issues. For example, to mitigate anger, depression, and anxiety leading to complex PTSD one would rely on reconciliation using Narrative Exposure Therapy. For addictions, Motivational Interviewing, Operant Behavioral Therapy, and Compassionate Inquiry. For more generalized issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.