My name is Steven Bond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Great State of Texas. I have been working a Licensed Counselor since 2011 but have been in the mental health field for far longer. My journey in the mental health field began in 2002 when I started working as a mental health technician in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Since that time I have worked in several capacities within the inpatient mental health world, eventually obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. While working as an intake/admissions assessor I was asked to begin managing the inpatient mobile assessment team for a small community of hospitals. Intake and admissions quickly became my specialty. While providing mobile assessments for the community, I began to work along-side several very experienced therapists in a private practice setting. This provided a wealth of knowledge and information that allowed for my continual growth toward becoming a better more experienced therapist.
I started Bond and Associates, a private practice, in 2012 when I began seeing patients on a short term therapy basis with a primary focus on mood disorders, anxiety, phobias, and trauma. In 2013 I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and initiated my specialty field of trauma and trauma recovery. After further training in trauma recovery more specialization was centered around active duty military, veterans, physical/sexual trauma survivors, and severe anxiety disorders.
My primary approach to therapy will start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and then evolve as the client/therapist relationship evolves. I have found that not all uses of therapy services match each client. Which is why I enjoy getting to know my clients well and engaging them to identify which therapeutic technique works best for them.
My philosophy: Firstly, I enjoy working with clients who are seeking help because change is something that must be sought and not delivered by hand. Second, therapy is difficult for the client seeking services. The simple request for therapy may have been the singularly most difficult decision because you had to admit that something was wrong. Third, therapy can be emotionally stressful and may even manifest physically (tearfulness) but through these elements, change and hopefulness can result.
While I do practice as patient centered, I focus many efforts through the guise of Neo-Freudian or Jungian analytic psychology, and employ a mixture of therapeutic techniques along with dream work/analysis.
I believe that therapy is a useful tool for anyone needing support. Often times, therapy can be seen as someone to talk through a difficult/challenging time, help bring about change, or even learn to think differently.
I am flexible throughout the day with my work schedule which can change from moment to moment. Please let me know what works with your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate you. I do have set times in the evenings and weekends for appointments that are consistent. I check my messages multiple times throughout the day, and will respond as quickly as my schedule allows.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #68090 (Expires: 2020-03-31)
Steven is a true professional. He 100% has the best interest in mind for myself and my recovery process. One of the easiest counselors to communicate with that I've ever experienced. Does an exceptional job of using real-world examples to back up his counseling methods.
I would highly recommend Steven Bond and am so grateful I was able to connect with him I felt very comfortable opening-up, for my first experience with therapy I'm glad it was someone so understanding and helpful.