I enjoy helping people heal, change, and grow through difficult times. I have been in the mental health field since 1976 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1984. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas and his B.A. in Psychology from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.

I have held a variety of positions throughout my career in inpatient, outpatient, and community mental health settings. I worked as a psychotherapist and program director at West Oaks Hospital. I worked in a national child and adolescent private practice group several years before maintaining my own private practice for seven years. I led a team of mental health professionals at MHMRA that offered counseling services for survivors of the October 1994 Texas Flooding Disaster. I also directed a a community-based program at MHMRA that provided mental health services to children ages birth through six years.

I was affiliated with Christian Counselors of Houston from October 1997 to April 2005. I currently maintain my own private practice and I am affiliated with Christian Counselors of Hedwig Village, where I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I focus primarily on troubled children and teens, parenting, family and parenting relationships, men's issues, crisis, disaster, grief and marriage counseling. I am member of Focus on the Family's Christian Counselors Network and the American Association for Christian Counselors.

Activities:

In the mental health field since 1976.
Post Masters work in the mental health field since 1981.
Licensed Professional Counselor since 1984.
Written numerous newsletters and articles on a variety of topics 1987-94, 1998 - 2013.
Extensive research and work with School Failure and the Father-Son Relationship.
Extensive research and work with Men's Issues.
Worked extensively with high conflict families, blended families, and adopted parents and their children.
Numerous speaking engagements, presentations, and seminars on a variety of topics.
Created and conducted the "Youth Pastor's Forum" a quarterly seminar and group discussion for youth pastors and church staff on topics relating to working with parents and youth. (1998-2002).
Volunteer Training at KSBJ Christian Radio Station.
Guest Speaker on KSBJ, KHCB, and AFR Christian Radio Stations.
Leadership and direct experience responding to crises and disasters.

Interviewed by Children's Ministry Magazine for article titled The Walking Wounded  2005.

First Book - titled A Father's Words: How Fathers Make or Break Their Children  2008.

Short Videos on a variety of topics posted on this website since Feb. 2010.

My Wordpress Blog: http://steverossichristiancounselor.wordpress.com/

Board Approved Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

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