Stephen is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned both his BS in Family and Human Development and Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University, graduating with honors. The ASU MAS-MFT program is rising in notoriety due to excellent instruction by past presidents of the Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and current members of the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Managers. Stephen has 12 years of experience working with at risk youth within the Arizona Juvenile Superior Court system and 3 years of clinical work with youth, families, and couples in both agency and private practice settings. Marriage and family therapy training is anchored by the concept of creating systemic change, and Stephen’s clinical focus is to look for the roots of clients’ distress and to co-create with clients research proven solutions to their issues. He has received training and practical application with dozens of therapy models, including Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Bowenian-Transgenerational Therapy. His clinical style is warm, approachable, humorous, directive, and empowering. He has been happily married for 14 years with four young children.