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About

Steven Su

Since 2010, I've been dedicated to making a positive impact through social services. Throughout my journey, I've had the privilege of working in various settings, including UCLA Health at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in men's and women's institutions, and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, where I conducted individual Telehealth therapy sessions under the guidance of esteemed Ivy League and USC doctoral credentialed supervisors.  

 

Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere is at the core of my approach. I firmly believe in fostering a safe space where you can freely process your thoughts and emotions. My style of treatment is both supportive and pragmatic, allowing you to feel seen, heard, and genuinely validated.

When you're in my care, rest assured that I genuinely care about your well-being. As we progress in our therapeutic journey, I'll be there for you with sincerity, frankness, and warmth. At times, I may offer guidance and motivation to help you navigate through challenges. I meet you where you are, granting you the space and time needed for personal growth and exploration.

Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, as I wholeheartedly believe in your potential for self-actualization. Your journey is unique, and I'm honored to be part of it, offering support every step of the way.

Treatment Approaches

As an emotions-focused therapist, my approach is built on a foundation of warmth, empathy, and understanding. I believe in the power of "talk-therapy" and welcome you to share your thoughts and feelings openly, knowing that in doing so, you'll find a supportive and non-judgmental listener in me. Throughout our sessions, I'll employ Socratic questions and pose scenarios to help you gain deeper insights and self-awareness, fostering a genuine connection that enables growth and healing.

In addition to open discussions, I also embrace structured treatment methods, setting clear and achievable goals tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll work on completing therapeutic assignments, giving you practical tools and techniques to navigate challenges and foster personal development. My approach is a hybrid one, designed to meet you where you are in your therapeutic journey. Whether you prefer heartfelt conversations or goal-oriented worksheets, our sessions will be guided by your preferences and comfort.

As we embark on this collaborative journey, I want to emphasize that my role as a therapist is not to give you advice or dictate your decisions. Instead, I view you as the true expert of your own life, and my role is to provide unwavering support, gentle guidance, and a safe space for exploration. I am here to help you uncover the vast array of paths available, allowing you to explore the multitude of possible outcomes that align with your authentic self.

If you're considering taking this step toward healing and growth, I invite you to reach out for a free 15-minute consultation. Together, we can assess if we are a good fit for one another and if my approach aligns with your needs and expectations. My priority is to create an environment where you feel respected, understood, and comforted throughout this transformative journey. As you explore the depth of your emotions and unlock the strength within you, I'll be here to provide unwavering support, guiding you towards embracing life's challenges with resilience and authenticity.

Specialities

  • Anxiety, Depression, & Mood Disorders

  • Ethnic Minority issues

  • Highly Sensitive Persons (Sensory Processing Sensitivity)

  • Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual individuals and their issues

  • LGBTQIA+ affirming

  • Personality Disorders (e.g., Borderline PD, Histrionic PD, Narcissistic PD, Antisocial PD, Obsessive-Compulsive PD)

Topics 

  • Adoption and Foster Care issues

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Coping Skills

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Family/Relationship issues

  • Grief/Bereavement

  • Life Review 

  • Life Transitions

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Support

  • Self Actualization

  • Self Esteem

  • Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships

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Educational Background

Master of Social Work, Mental Health Concentration

University of Southern California, Dean's List, Member of Phi Alpha Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

University of California - Irvine

I invite you to review my professional profile and endorsements on LinkedIn

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