PRIVATE PRACTICE

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 (w/ adults & college students) 
  • COUPLES TREATMENT                                                                
  • FAMILY THERAPY (Individual work with children & adolescents is only provided within the context of family treatment)
  • CLINICAL SUPERVISION


OFFICE HOURS:      AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT 


SESSION FEE:   $150.


PAYMENT OPTIONS:  CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARD
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.