Stephen has worked in various aspects of the mental health industry for nearly a decade as a qualified mental health professional (QMHP) and case manager with several agencies including Easter Seals of North Carolina. Seeing the need for a paradigm shift in mental health, Stephen quit his job as a QMHP to pursue an advanced degree.
Stephen now holds a master’s in transpersonal psychology with specializations in spiritual psychology and transformational coaching from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. Stephen earned his bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in communications from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He later earned a certification as a Reiki master/teacher and is currently on a path to incorporate shamanic and psychosynthesis practices into his coaching repertoire while pursuing credentialing as a Board Certified Coach (BCC).
“When people take vacations, they usually visit places known for their natural beauty such as beaches, mountains, forests, or even deserts. There is a yearning inside each person that seeks communion with the natural world. Nature soothes, restores, connects, and heals us so that we can withstand another year of work. As a society, we shouldn’t limit our exposure in nature to our vacations. Personally, nature has been very healing to me. I walk on mountain trails, in the woods behind my backyard, and visit the beach when possible. That is why I believe in the mission of Earth Connect, and I am happy to offer nature walks in my home community.”
Specialties: Transpersonal Psychology, Transformational Coaching, Intuition, Life transitions, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Emergencies/Awakenings, Reiki, Shamanic Practices, Men's Support, Eco-spirituality.