I believe that clients’ vast lived experiences contribute to beliefs they hold about themselves and in turn, the roles they play in life. These impressions – positive and negative – affect further thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and are often maintained by various external factors such as family of origin themes. Collaboratively, I help clients evaluate the legitimacy and usefulness of distressing “stories” that present in their lives, encourage new awareness of societal or extended family influences, and facilitate the exploration of new solutions whereby troublesome problems can be disempowered. Ultimately, my goal with clients is to help them access flexibility and new options.
While I see individuals, couples, and families equally, my “specialty” is likely couples therapy. I explore the hurts, fears, and insecurities, the roles, habits, and patterns that clients have brought into their romantic relationships, because in doing so we are permitted to give – and get – the most out of them.
I have worked extensively with troubled teenagers and particularly enjoy fostering connection with them. While teens are often viewed in negative ways, I see them predominantly as misunderstood, trying to get complex needs met through misdirected means. In turn, I offer both individual and family sessions to work through presenting issues.
- Years in Practice: 9+ years experience
- School: Loma Linda University (M.Sc.)
- License No.: 3239 Alberta
- Avg Cost (per session): $180
- Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
- Insurance Plans: plans (e.g., Blue Cross) cover varied amounts of Psychology Services. Please check your coverage for amounts.
Contact Steve directly at: stevejukesEPG@gmail.com