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Bryan Stephey, MA, CAGS, MLS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, CCTP, CSOTP, CJSOTS; Therapist


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Service(s) Offered: 
Individual counseling
Couples counseling
Family counseling

Client Focus: 
Adolescents (ages 14+)
Young adults

First responders

Addiction/co-occurring disorders
Depression and other mood disorders
Anxiety disorders
Stress management
Anger management
Domestic violence
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I became a counselor after a close friend died suddenly. As part of my personal growth and empowerment, I have expanded my ability to better understand the incredible power of the indomitable spirit of the human condition and all what we are capable of doing. I enjoy working with my clients to identify and address issues that cause them discomfort, mental pain, or disruption in their lives so they can be happier, healthier, and ultimately more attuned and present in daily events, eventually leading to fulfillment and enrichment in their lives.

If you are troubled and need services, I encourage you to reach out, seek help, and know that there are warm, caring, supportive professionals  just waiting to help you start your journey.  I am one of them, and I'll be with you every step of the way.

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Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of West Virginia (license #2803)

Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC) in the State of West Virginia (certificate # pending)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP)

Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CJSOTP)

40-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention and Advocacy certification

40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Advocacy certification

US Army Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)

US Army Career Counselor

Education & Training

California Southern University, 2021-present

Doctoral Candidate, Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Forensic Psychology

Dissertation:  Affirming the Community Attitudes Toward Sex Offenders (CATSO) Scale: A Validation and Potentiality Study

EMDR International Association, 2022

EMDR trained, Level I and Level II

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, 2021-2022

NMT Boot Camp and Phase 1 trained

(Certification pending)

West Virginia University School of Law, 2020-2021

Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Alternative Dispute Resolution

Medical University of South Carolina, 2019

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

(Certification pending)

Marshall University, 2015-2017

Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Grief, Violence, Trauma, and Loss Counseling

Viterbo University, 2013-2015

Bachelor of Science (BS), Addictions Studies

Dual minor in Women's Studies and Ethics

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