SCOTT STEELMAN, LCSW-R
NYS LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
PRIVATE PRACTICE     20 ESTY DRIVE     ITHACA, NY

607-220-4170
ABOUT SCOTT STEELMAN:

Structural family therapy and cognitive-behavioral interventions form the basis of Mr. Steelman's approach to working with clients. His style is directive and prescriptive, guiding clients towards insight, problem-solving and independence. Rather than encouraging emotional dependence on the therapist, his view of treatment is to empower and teach clients strategies to solve problems and develop satisfying relationships with others. His expectation is that clients will experience significant relief of symptoms and overall treatment progress within 10 sessions or less. Mr. Steelman believes relief from symptoms requires coping strategies for the predictable and unpredictable distress that impacts us all. He advises "life is too short to be miserable."


BACKGROUND:

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (M.S.W.)                SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY     1981
NYS LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER     R027179

Scott Steelman has been a practicing clinical social worker since 1981 within a large array of contexts including private practice, inpatient/outpatient psychiatric hospitals, day treatment and residential juvenile justice settings.   Known primarily for his clinical work with families and adults,  he has also provided clinical supervision, systems consultation and administrative oversight to NYS Office of Mental Health and Office of Children & Family Services treatment programs.


SERVICES:


  •     INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY (with adults and college students)
  •     COUPLES TREATMENT 
  •     FAMILY THERAPY (Individual work with children & adolescents is provided only within the context of family treatment)
  •     CLINICAL SUPERVISION
 
OFFICE HOURS: AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

SESSION FEE:  $150.
 
PAYMENT OPTIONS:  CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARD (VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER)

PAYMENT POLICY:
    -  PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE END OF EACH SESSION.
    -  ITEMIZED BILLS ARE PROVIDED FOR INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT.
    -  THERE IS NO SLIDING SCALE FEE.
    -  THERE WILL BE NO RAISES IN FEE ONCE YOU ARE AN ESTABLISHED CLIENT.