Dan Stephens

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Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or relationship challenges? I believe I can help.

At different points in my past, I have personally faced each of those challenges. I know what it is to feel overwhelmed, powerless, and stuck.

I have also been successfully helping my clients overcome these challenges since 2014.

I like to combine a “top-down,” behavioral approach, with a “bottom-up,” emotional approach. From the top-down side, once we have an understanding of the challenges that you are facing, we will work up a list of habits that might be helpful. This list is a menu, not a to-do list (at this point in the process, to-do lists do more harm than help).

By themselves, habits are only band-aids on bullet holes and take a long time to produce the change you may be seeking. In the short-term, habits provide the stability that makes bottom-up work possible. In the long-term, they prolong your results from therapy.

From the bottom-up side, we will work together to identify the root source of your struggle and work on healing at the cause level, not just the symptom level. We’ll do this by exploring the story of the life you have lived so far. As we have a better understanding of the story so far, and the story-yet-to-be, we will fine-tune the top-down parts along the way.

Credentials & Qualifications:

  • Helping men and couples heal since 2014.
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Western Seminary, 2016.
  • Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#LH60636677).
  • National Board Certified Counselor.
  • Trained in the Gottman Method up to Level II.

Next Steps

If you're ready, you can get started with counseling at Restored Life. Or, if we're full, not in your area, or just not the right fit, you can get matched with a great therapist for you at Mental Health Match.
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Challenges We Help With

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Anxiety

Reduce Time And Energy Wasted On Worry. Regain Control Of Your Life. Achieve Your Potential.

Counseling for Depression

Depression

Regain Your Sense Of Hope, Motivation, And Purpose. Increase Energy And Vitality. Enjoy Life Again.

Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

Reduce Conflict. Improve Communication. Increase Intimacy And Connection. Dream Together.

Counseling for Porn Addiction or Sex Addiction

Porn or Sex Addiction

Increase Integrity. Reduce Shame, Depression, And Anxiety From Porn or Sex Addiction. Don’t Stay Trapped.

Counseling for Infidelity and Betrayal Trauma

Infidelity & Betrayal Trauma

Restore Trust And Commitment. Process The Pain Without Shame. Regain Your Footing. Believe In Yourself And Your Relationship Again.

Try Our Free Resources

We offer these resources to the community for free. No email or identifying information is required to access these tools that can help you overcome your challenges.

Brief Personal Challenges Survey

Personal Challenges Survey

A free survey with brief screening scales for eight of the most common personal challenges that people face. Also provides suggestions for overcoming your challenges.

The SEEDS Cycle helps us understand the connections between sensations, emotions, explanations, and what we do and say.

The Seeds Cycle

A tool for understanding personal and relationship patterns.

Things to Try to Improve Mood

Things to Try to Improve Mood

A menu of small habits that can make big changes for depresison, anxiety, or anger.

Things to try to improve relationships

Things to Try to Improve Relationships

A menu of small habits that can make big changes in your relationships.

Things to try to overcome chaos

Things to Try to Overcome Chaos

A menu of small habits that make big changes for addiction or trauma.

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Signs You've Found the Right Therapist

80% of the benefit from therapy comes from being matched to the right therapist. Here are seven signs of a good match.

How to get the help you need on any budget, maximize your budget for therapy and benefit from therapy

How to Get the Help You Need on ANY Budget

Maximize your budget for therapy and your benefit FROM therapy.

Recommended Reading and Podcasts

Recommended Reading and Podcasts

A list of books and podcasts we most often recommend to our clients.

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Recovery Groups

Support and accountability groups are a critical part of recovery. Here is a list of groups we recommend.

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