Family at a Beach

Welcome to Intentional Therapy

Therapy & Counseling by: Steven Ellison, LCSW

I'm glad you found me. In the vast sea of potential therapist, it can be a jarring and overwhelming experience to look for the best therapeutic fit. In my experience most people in this search are wondering: "How will I know if this is the right therapist?" or "What if I meet them and I still feel unsure?" To all of you, with all of your questions, I say please read on. Funny as it may seem, finding the right therapist in this time period is not unlike looking for the proper date. Strange to say, I know but it's true in so many ways, especially in this online dating age. I would wager that the primary similarity between dating and searching for a therapist is that no matter how much we read about a person online, we tend not to know how we feel until we meet them. Until we are sitting face-to-face with one another; sharing the same space and breathing the same air.

 We live in a time period where we can be very easily overwhelmed and over-stimulated by the abundance of options presented to us. We have recommendations for everything under sun from: finding the best food, best places to live, highest salaries, most trustworthy mechanics, most effective dating service and of course most helpful therapy. However, in all instances of decision-making, our process is relatively the same. It often comes down two things: what some call "analysis-paralysis" i.e. "I can shop around all day for months and never decide." OR we can choose to step out from behind our screens and take action by making a brave and bold choice for ourselves.

At Intentional Therapy, my goal is to support you with transforming a life experienced as impossibly challenging, powerless, stressful, painful or disconnected into a life experienced and lived as growth-filled, empowering, enlightening, and deeply connected through our partnered therapeutic intention.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Story

Like so many of you, I found therapy the same way that we all do - by living life and trying to put my best foot forward. I discovered and learned to love therapy not only as a career but as a means of furthering my own healing, growth, and sense of connection with self and others. As a therapist, I feel that it is an honor and a privilege for me to participate in the healing of others and to support people from all walks of life in learning how to ultimately be a therapist for themselves.

What I Offer

With You Every Step of the Way

Your well-being is my ultimate concern. What I offer is a way forward from feeling stuck, and the possibility to live a more full, flourishing and connected life. Since 2014, I have provided clients with a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.

Grandma and Grandchild in Embrace

Contact Me With Questions

Phone: (510) 747-8323

3101 Telegraph Avenue, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94705

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