About Me

I am a therapist licensed in the State of Missouri as an LCSW ( Licensed Clinical Social Worker). I have been a therapist for approximately 30 years working in various settings including a psychiatric hospital for almost 20 years, private practice and various mental health agencies. My specialties include treating depression, mood disorders, anxiety, phobias, anger, ADHD, relationship and self esteem issues. I have worked with individuals, couples and families. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy with a systems approach considering structure, boundaries, communication, and various family dynamics. I am non-judgmental is my approach with an emphasis on "seeing" your issues through your eyes. My goal is to demonstrate that I am listening and thinking about your feelings and concerns with an attempt to assist you with healthy options and solutions.
I focus on Strengths not weaknesses, and consider it a strength that you sought counseling with a therapist. I believe mental health is as important as physical health and applaud you for seeking to improve your mental health. My entire career has been about mental health and believe I have learned as much from my clients as I have from books. So, here is to learning more about you. . I graduated from two Christian Universities, Freed Hardeman Univeristy and Harding Graduate School, both in Tennessee. I have also served as a minister in my younger days and in my counseling techniques I seek to honor my Lord in all that I do.


  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #000664 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Steven Buck. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written by P.E. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Steven for 1 year and 9 months

Dr Buck has a wealth of experience and makes it clear his focus is improving your mental health. His approach is very patient centric and compassionate. HE has helped me greatly.

Written by S.H. on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Steven for 3 weeks

I am glad that I got to work with “Steve the Counselor” for the short time that I did. I was only able to have 4 sessions with him, but in this he helped me to logically work through the distressed mindset I had come into the sessions with and rework some healthier perspectives on the different situations I brought up. He was honest about when he had concerns about my thought process or behaviour based on what he’d learned in conversation and challenged me to take action in these areas. He also had some very good metaphorical illustrations for different concepts that made it all easier for me to understand and was able to relate the things that I talked about to various different interactions he had had in his experience as a counselor, which helped me to feel less alone in my struggles.

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