Steve received his Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University in 1989 and his BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 1982. He has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in OR since 1999. He started working with the Coastal Center in January 2008. Prior to working at the Coastal Center, Steve was the Director of Family Services for nine years with South Coast Hospice and Palliative Care in Coos Bay, OR.

His practice specialties are: working with children, adolescents and families. Laughter, humor and play therapy are just some of the tools Steve uses when helping families & individuals cope with depression, anxiety and numerous other stressors affecting family life. He is a trumpet player who “toots his own horn” with two local bands and at various community events. He enjoys time with his family and hiking on the beach or in a forest as often as he can.