Licensed Professional Counselor
National Board Certified Counselor
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Master Addictions Counselor
Board Certified Coach
Distance Credentialed Counselor
Educator: Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work
Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor
Individual (adult) and Couples Counseling
Christian Counseling (when requested)
Clinical Supervisor. LaVerne Stevens has advanced degrees in Community Counseling and in Christian Counseling. Working in this field for over 20 years as a therapist, writer, coach, mentor, and trainer, she has vast experience in helping people manage unexpected crises, grief and loss issues, relationship issues, mental health challenges and substance abuse problems. She has led trainings across the United States and internationally on mental health, substance use, personal growth, integrative care, treatment planning and organizational leadership.
As a counselor, LaVerne is interactive and solution-focused. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life changes. She offers a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they desire.
She is the author of the book, "The Fruit of Your Pain: Experiencing Spiritual Renewal through Seasons of Struggle" and has published several articles in professional textbook and trade publications.
Specialties: Christian Counseling; Spiritual Growth; Substance Use Disorders--Assessment/Treatment Planning; Cultural Competency in Substance Assessment & Treatment; Faith, Race & Culture Effects in Treatment of Substance Use
Consulting Services: Professional Trainings; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Presenter; Technical Assistance for Non-Profits; Conference/ Retreat Planning; Professional Writing.
Stevens, L. (June 2014). EHR and Meaningful Use in Behavioral Health.Counselor Magazine. Vol. 15, No 3.
Stevens, L. (February 2014). EHR and Meaningful Use in Behavioral Health.Counselor Magazine. Vol. 15, No 1.
Stevens, L, and Townsend, C. (August 2013). Respecting Religion and Spirituality in Evidence-Based Practices. Counselor Magazine. Vol. 14, No. 4.
Contreras, R., Maldonado, M., Stevens, L, and Titus, J. (August 2012). Using Evidence-Based Practices in the Hispanic Community. Counselor Magazine. Vol. 13, No 4.
Loo, V., Salee, C. & Stevens, L. (May 2012). Evidence-Based Practices and Asian Pacific American Diversity: Can Western Practices and Eastern Philosophies Integrate in Client Care?. Counselor Magazine. Vol. 13, No 2.
Stevens, L. and Titus, J. (February 2012). Evidence-Based Practices with African American Clients. Counselor Magazine. Vol. 13, No 1.
Stevens, L and Titus, J. (August 2011). Evidence-Based Assessments in a Culturally Diverse World. Counselor Magazine. Vol. 12, No 4.
Stevens, L. & Dennis, M. (2011). Clinical Assessment. In P. Ruiz & E.C. Strain (Eds) Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse: A comprehensive text book. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer business. Chapter 9 (pp107-116).
Stevens, L. and White, M. (October 2008). Effective Treatment Planning for Substance Use and Related Disorders. Counselor Magazine. Vol. 9, No. 5.
Stevens, L. (2002). The Fruit of Your Pain: Experiencing Spiritual Renewal through Seasons of Struggle. Renewal Publications.
Stevens, L. (2001). Doctoral Dissertation. Temperament and Five-Fold Ministry: Relating Inborn Predisposition to Clergy Calling. Deerfield Beach, FL: South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary.