“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.
Hi! I’m Colleen Steppa, Founder and Owner of Amity Counseling & Consultation. I’m a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) with a bachelor’s in French and Human Services degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris, a Master of Social Work and a Master of Business Administration from Augsburg College. 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 have a passion for systems change and public policy, and serve as the current Board Secretary and Chair of the Marketing and Development Committee for the Association of Macro Practice Social Workers (AMPSW). I am currently contracting through Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy and Wellness in our North Loop location and am accepting new clients. 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 CBT, DBT, sand tray, narrative, and solution-focused approaches.
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.