Steve Harper

Steve Harper (He)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC-I, MCOUN, MED

Supervisor: Gary Anderson LMFT

My approach is warm, earnest, and outcome oriented. I attune to your needs in times of personal challenges or crisis.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

541.777.7526

P.O. Box 70 SW Century Drive

Suite 106

Bend, 97703

4423 NE 30th street

Portland, Oregon 97211

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP Pacific Source Community Solutions
  • PacificSource
  • PacificSource Medicare

My Ideal Client

You may want more from life or your relationships. My clients may experience problems in intimate relationships, and personal breakdown, social anxiety, depression, uncertainty, and self esteem issues. Our society doesn’t often provide the connections to others, hope or fulfillment we may be seeking. Together we can help uncover your “bedrock”. Aligning your head and heart, to source a deeper sense of who you are and what is most important to you.

My Approach to Helping

I use a combination of evidenced based therapeutic practices along with holistic approaches as part of whole-self and soul integration. Clients may enter therapy with anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship/dating, and addictions, and leave with the practical tools to cultivate a deeper sense of "aliveness" - experiencing greater peace, freedom, and personal meaning. I find fulfillment in helping my clients merge therapy with their real life goals and challenges. Sometimes having one person that truly "sees" and supports us is all we need to learn to thrive. I am happy to talk over a free 15 minute introductory call so you can make sure we are a good fit together. You can also reach out over email. I look forward to meeting you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have Master's Degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (OSU) and Educational Leadership (U of O). I consider myself a relatable therapist with considerable life experience, plus 20 years of collective occupational background in business sales, public education, and addiction recovery. I have worked with a variety of people from differing ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds in San Diego, Chicago, and throughout Oregon.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Addiction Therapy External link

    A deeper connection to ourselves can reduce our need for immediate gratification. Dialectical Therapy compares the margins in between our thoughts and feelings. Gaining new awareness helps us work through challenges by allowing us to consider our experiences more accurately. Increasing awareness to our own experience has everything to do with how we relate to ourselves and others.

  • Humanistic  External link

    Changing habits begin with healing the core 'self'. Self-esteem recovery is at the heart of an integral approach. A whole-self and soul integration philosophy is supported with practical tools for change, as well as holistically attuned to your individual needs.

  • Existential External link

    Human behaviors are unique and also follow predictable evolutionary patterns. Life changes, as well as our sense of identity can change, and with it increased uncertainty. Humans share common needs for acceptance, connection, and intimacy from others, as well as for our individual freedom, security, growth, and fulfillment.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    Changing life circumstances often begins with changing the relationship with our internal selves. This involves a cultivation of our inner resources, intuitive abilities , emotions, and experience with our past. We become better at accepting our shortcomings when we have developed an emotional 'grounding' to work with. This is the base from which we can develop our conscious selves.

  • Men's Issues External link

    Men's issues are often commonly misunderstood. Becoming the man we want to be is not as easy a path as we may wish. Changing behaviors from the inside out is a process. Validating your life purpose and sense of dignity is crucial. Uncovering the mental, emotional, and intuitive obstacles is often a matter of aligning our head and heart to our soul. This is a matter of process over perfection.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    A deeper connection to ourselves can reduce our need for immediate gratification. Dialectical Therapy compares the margins in between our thoughts and feelings. Gaining new awareness helps us work through challenges by allowing us to consider our experiences more accurately. Increasing awareness to our own experience has everything to do with how we relate to ourselves and others.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Humans are unique in gender expression, and also follow predictable evolutionary patterns. Women and men can have similar needs while also perceiving and experiencing each other differently. We may desire acceptance, connection, and intimacy from others, as well as for our individual freedom, security, growth, and fulfillment. Improved communication begins with better connecting to ourselves.

  • Anger Management External link

    Anger is the emotion others see us express when we haven't learned how to safely understand and integrate our fear and pain. How we were raised, our beliefs, and what we think others expect from us may be causing us unnecessary pressure. Our true feelings may cause us to feel trapped. Learning how to untie ourselves from this 'emotional knot' is a very achievable therapeutic process.

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