Steven Mollura, LPC, MA, NCC offers honest and open therapeutic support to help you reach your goals and become your best self. He works from a down to earth, holistic perspective, recognizing the interconnectedness of emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and social spheres of life, all of these foundations can play a vital part of addressing the roots of interpersonal issues. Steven utilizes Existentialist Theory blended with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychodynamics, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to help clients gain insight into the meaning of their lives as well as address the unknown or unconscious factors affecting thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs. He creates a warm, open, non-judgmental space, so that clients are welcome to share as much or as little as they want. Therapy with Steven involves deep collaboration between client and counselor, so that they can gain insight into the adversities they are facing together, treat unresolved issues, work towards beneficial behavior changes, and reach their goals. Throughout the counseling process Steven addresses changing needs of care as issues are resolved and as clients determine the directions and goals they want to focus on.
Steven has four years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups in a variety of settings, including medical hospitals, psychiatric hospital, dual diagnosis facilities, and private practice. Steven specializes in Men’s Issues, Veteran’s Issues, Addiction, Chronic Illness, Sexual Health, Relationship Challenges, Fear and Self-Sabotage. He is a Kink Aware Professional with knowledge of lifestyles and practices, and has experience treating polyamorous and LGBTQ+ couples and individuals. He is highly knowledgeable about the effects of chronic and acute illness on an individual’s mental health. He has direct experience counseling individuals who have had major surgeries, lung and heart transplants, implantable cardiovascular-defibrillators, ventrical assist devices, as well as treating the psychosocial stresses and addressing the lifestyle changes that come from surgical recovery in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
He is a veteran of the US Army and Operation Iraqi Freedom, with specialized expertise in treating veterans and service-members. Steven addresses the lifestyle differences and stress
that come with integrating into civilian life so that clients can fully return as members of home communities, and develop full, meaningful lives whether still in military service or outside of it. He addresses common issues, such as PTSD, and also explores the uncommon situations and effects of military training and actions. In addition he is a member of Veteran’s Counseling Veterans, an organization for military veterans and spouses of military veterans in the behavioral health profession to collaborate, share and grow in the field of behavioral health. He has specialized training in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, and sandplay.
Steven earned a Master’s of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida, one of the top ten CACREP accredited programs in the United States. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He was formerly the Professional Development Chair and contributing writer for the Florida Counseling Association.
Steven loves kayaking, nerdy sci-fi novels, and Disney movies. He does not know anything about sports so don’t ask him.