Hey there! My name is Stephen Howlett. I am a graduate of Oakland University’s MSW program and recently obtained my limited license. I am a strong believer in the idea that we learn the most from people who are different from ourselves. I have experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and from all walks of life. I believe it is important that we take time to not only listen to one another, but understand and respect one another. I believe respect can be shown through the authenticity we bring to every interaction. When we are our most authentic selves, I believe we make the biggest impact on the world around us.
I believe in a more casual and relaxed approach to therapy. Therapy is not just finding out “what is wrong” but it is about understanding how we work and why. I find that individuals who understand themselves can be empowered to make the changes that they see fit for themselves. I focus heavily on psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindfulness built on a trauma-informed foundation.
In my free time, I enjoy anything related to food. From cooking at home, to interesting restaurants, to unique treats, I am always happy to try something new. I am also an avid learner and always find myself falling down one rabbit hole or another just to learn a “fun fact.”
Specialties: Anxiety and Depression, PTSD, interpersonal and social issues, life changes/transitions, grief processing, trauma.