About

Stephen King is the owner and director of Living Hope Counseling Service. As a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years experience, Stephen is a committed Christian who works with the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. This is to assist each person in his or her healing process to have a more healthy life.

Stephen and his wife Jan have been married since 1972 and are the parents of three daughters—two married and one single.  They worship together on a regular basis in their local church and are committed to serving Jesus Christ in their church and their Ft. Wayne IN community.

Steve’s professional experience includes:

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • STATE OF INDIANA, LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, 1993 to Present
  • INDIANAPOLIS GESTALT INSTITUTE Graduate, 1986
  • FORT WAYNE ADLERIAN INSTITUTE 1974-1976
  • ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE M.S. Guidance and Counseling, 1972
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY B.S. Education, 1970

EXPERIENCE

2000 March To Present

PRIVATE  PRACTICE, Ft. Wayne IN   Therapist working with individuals and families. Responsible for doing initial admission including  mental health status,  recommended diagnosis, social history, and individual and family psychotherapy. Working with disorders of: anxiety, depression, impulse control, adjustment, and personality.   Doing recovery work with physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse. Also doing work with psychological and substance abuse disorders.

2012 to Present

Associated Psychiatric Services, Ft. Wayne IN   Therapist working with individuals and families. Responsible for doing initial admission including  mental health status,  recommended diagnosis, social history, and individual and family psychotherapy. Working with disorders of: anxiety, depression, impulse control, adjustment, and personality.   Doing recovery work with physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse. Also doing work with psychological and substance abuse disorders.

2001 JANUARY To December 2011

FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER, Auburn IN and PRIVATE  PRACTICE, Ft. Wayne INTherapist working with individuals and families. Responsible for doing initial admission including  mental health status,  recommended diagnosis, social history, and individual and family psychotherapy. Working with disorders of: anxiety, depression, impulse control, adjustment, and personality.   Doing recovery work with physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse. Also doing work with psychological and substance abuse disorders.

2006 October To 2009 June

Cancer Services of Northeast IN Working as a facilitator of cancer survivor groups doing education and leading discussion .

2007 April to November 2007

McGee/Lytle Comprehensive Counseling Service,  Fort Wayne, IN Therapist working with individuals and families. Responsible for doing initial admission including  mental health status,  recommended diagnosis, social history, and individual psychotherapy. Working with disorders of: anxiety, depression, impulse control, adjustment, and personality.   Doing recovery work with physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse. Also doing work with psychological and substance abuse disorders.

2001 OCTOBER TO 2006 October

ASK MINISTRY, Fort Wayne IN Coordinator of the Living Hope Family Counseling program. Developing, supervising, and doing psychotherapy as a volunteer.

2000 MAY TO 2001 FEBRUARY

HOPE ALIVE FAMILY MINISTRIES, Ft. Wayne IN Counseling individuals and couples with emotional and relationship problems.

2000 MAY TO 2000 AUGUST

ALCOHOL COUNTERMEASURES PROBATION, ALLEN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, Ft. Wayne IN Counseling individuals on probation with emotional and relationship problems.

1992 MARCH TO 2000 MAY

THE SALVATION ARMY, City   Program, Ft. Wayne, IN Employed as Director of Family Counseling Services with responsibility for the development and administration of the program, staff, student interns, and community relationships. Functions also as Marriage and Family Therapist in the areas of individual, family, and group counseling.

1991-April-1992.-January

YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, INC. Ft. Wayne, IN Employed as a Social Worker working with Developmentally Disabled adults in residential group homes.

1991-February-April

PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES INC. Richard Mann, M.D. Ft. Wayne, In. Employed as a Psychotherapist, working primarily with adults in both a clinical and an inpatient setting.

1978-1991

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICE, Ft. Wayne, IN Employed as supervisor of counseling services with responsibility of overseeing the agency program for staff and contractual workers.  Also responsible for in-service   training, supervision of counseling psychology interns, and agency weekly and yearly spiritual retreat programs.

Functioned also as a counselor and social worker with primary responsibility in individual, marital, and group psychotherapy. Experience includes coordinator for Title Twenty 0500 Counseling Task Force. Supervised office staff and chaired the review committee of agency policies and procedures for the Board of Directors.

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