Steven Bristow, M.Ed, ACMHC
“Love harder than any pain you’ve ever felt.”
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Men’s Issues
- Faith Transitions
- LGBTQ + Concerns
About Steven Bristow
Most of my work has been helping minority communities (LGBTQ, sexual minorities, people of color) find their authentic, and genuine voices, and working through the outside expectations that had been pushing them into a mold that wasn’t made for them.
I have found that most people are tired of listening to their shame voice. It’s the voice of “should” and “must”, which says if you don’t do as is expected, you aren’t good enough, you’re broken, or you’re unlovable. And many have lived with that voice for so long, they’ve assumed it to be an authentic voice, rather than an outside one. You want to be free of the unrealistic expectations put onto you by yourself or others. You crave a little more connection, and a lot less judgment.
I take a very affirming approach when working with my clients. I want to invite them in to a safe environment, where they can be themselves without fear of judgment. I believe the first step towards change is just to notice that something isn’t quite right. From there, it’s about noticing thoughts and feelings, and being informed to make mindful decisions.