As a therapist, I will try to identify your inherent strengths. We will focus on these strengths to attain your defined and stated goals of therapy.

Our Team

Steven Schwartz, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My focus is you. I believe that when you decide to seek mental health treatment, you are already half way there. You are already beginning to take hold of the issues that are holding you back from your potential. That being said, as a therapist, I will try to identify your inherent strengths. We will focus on these strengths to attain your defined and stated goals of therapy. If that means utilizing CBT or Solution-Focused interventions to help reach your goals, these will be used together with the strengths that you already possess.

Education

Bachelors - Psychology, Lander College

MSW - Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

Internship, National Jewish Council for People with Disabilities

License Number and State

CA 82977

Pronouns

he/his

What motivates you?

I'm motivated by the resilience and goodness that I see in my clients. Although my client's don't always see their own strengths, when they come to recognize how much they really have to overcome their obstacles, this motivates me as a clinician to continue my work.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love to spend time with my family, going on outings and enjoying the beauty that the world has to offer. I enjoy pursuing creative activities.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

The first thing I do in the morning is reaffirm that today is a new start. This helps relieve my stresses from the day before, and allows me to attempt the current days activities with an excitement.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by being real with myself. Telling myself its ok to be stressed, and then vegging out. Telling myself that although I am feeling sad or stressed, my emotions don't define me. I define my emotions.

Favorite non-profit?

I do not have specific organizations that I love. However, I do cherish organizations that allow the people they serve the opportunity to become self sufficient. The greatest gift someone can give another is the ability to see the best in themselves, thereby allowing them access to their talents and unique qualities.