Stephen Boegehold (He/They)
Stephen is earning his masters in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. Understanding that all of life occurs in relation to others, he practices from a strengths-focused approach that places his clients’ experiences within their unique social, familial, and political systems.
Stephen works from a perspective of curiosity and empathy that regards you as the expert of your life. Where and when appropriate, he utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness and somatic-based approaches. Drawing from his previous career in improvised music, he is particularly interested in creatively exploring issues such as perfectionism, anxiety, low self-esteem/worth, gender roles/socialization and creating purpose.
Although changes and suffering are an inevitable part of life, the process of therapy can help to better manage these events, and ultimately find deeper meaning in them. Stephen believes that each person has the capacity to translate their individual growth into systemic growth, and that developing skills and awareness toward this growth is central to the therapeutic process.