“Colleen is easily able to identify what the underlying issues are in a situation. Colleen has the unique ability of looking at things from various perspectives. She’s not afraid to address tough issues in a respectful, non-threatening manner ” – C.W.


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Hi! I’m Colleen Steppa, Founder and Owner of Amity Counseling & Consultation. I am dually licensed in clinical social work in the states of Minnesota and Arizona. I have over a decade of experience in nonprofits, including work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI), parents on public benefits, and children in affordable housing. I am currently a professor of social work at Arizona State University as well as running my private practice. I have a passion for systems change and public policy, as well as advocating for individuals experiencing intimate partner violence. I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth in either MN or AZ, and in-person in the Phoenix metro area. My therapy specialties are working with adult individuals on relationships, positive self-image, recovery from abuse and domestic violence, and managing stress, anxiety, and depression. I use a variety of methods including EMDR, CBT, DBT, sand tray, narrative, and solution-focused approaches.


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Amity Counseling & Consultation is a certified Small, Women Business Enterprise that was formed out of a desire to mentor and facilitate stronger networks with other social work professionals and to provide judgement-free therapy for people looking to improve their mental health. I enjoy the experience of passing forward the mentoring and guidance I received in my supervision to the individuals I supervise, and helping facilitate growth and healing in therapy. The process of drawing out someone’s unique skills and seeing their ambitions realized through these relationships is so valuable to me. I also believe strongly in the importance of social justice, both in my client work and how I view supervision. To create greater access to therapy and remove systemic barriers, Amity is a sliding-fee, cash-based therapy service that does not use insurance.


My current fees for therapy clients are on an income-based sliding fee with a range between $80 – $250 per session. Please contact me for consultation and supervision rates.

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