“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 am dually licensed in clinical social work in the states of Minnesota and Arizona, 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, as well as advocating for individuals experiencing intimate partner violence. I currently serve on the board of Kaity’s Way and offer client networking groups in partnership with Live & Learn Arizona to support their clients during COVID-19. I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth. 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. 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 are on an income-based sliding fee with a range between $80 – $250 per session. I also reserve a number of slots for low-income individuals with sliding fees of $45-$60. These slots are first-come, first-serve and I will place clients on a waitlist if there are no available lower-fee slots. To access low-income slots, please register on Open Path and search me via this site.