Stephen Douthit, M.S.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #131329
(Supervised by Victoria Rohrer & Kimmy Peterson)
Stephen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University, and Master of Science degree in Psychology from Berkeley’s Western Institute for Social Research in 2021. Stephen has a strong love for music, which he incorporates into his counseling work. He designs therapy to be a safe space free of judgement, where your well-being is his top priority. Stephen’s areas of expertise include working with individual adults, adolescents and men, as well as, families and couples.
One of Stephen’s specialties is fostering mindfulness awareness for men. That is, helping men who have historically struggled with their mind-body connection, to find and strengthen that connection for themselves. While everyone can benefit from this, he is particularly passionate about helping men achieve this. He believes there is an immense power in establishing that connection. Through a diversity of techniques, he can help you process and gain control over your thoughts and emotions. He has helped countless individuals reach their goals of processing trauma, reducing depression, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation. He has observed the benefits of change by this physical phenomenon and he truly believes there is hope for you.
Another of Stephen’s specialties is working with youth struggling with cognitive, emotional, and relational issues. As a teacher for over a decade (middle school through high school), he has significant experience working with children and teens. Stephen strives to create a safe space where the young mind can continue to develop, understand the self, and grow in a positive and healthy manner. Stephen enjoys helping young people achieve their goals of changed behavior, healthier attitude, mindset, and increased levels of motivation. He believes this is an important time in life to readjust and make the necessary changes to ensure a happy and healthy future.
Stephen has experiencing treating clients with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and relational issues. Stephen draws from evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Music Therapy, Strength Based, and Person-Centered Approaches. Together, he will work to help you make sense of your experiences and to become who you want to be. Stephen’s goal is to help you enhance self-awareness of your feelings, thoughts, and behavior, while supporting you through the sometimes painful, but rewarding process of growth.