Steven Ellsworth, M.A., LADC/MH Candidate
Steve holds a Master's degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma and has completed the educational requirements for the LADC/MH license. He is currently an LADC candidate under supervision. Previously, Steve was employed at the Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) as an Integrated Counseling Specialist working as the sole weekend counselor in the detox unit where he gained valuable first hand experience in crisis interventions as well as mental illness and trauma assessments. At the ARC, Steve helped hundreds of individuals understand their recovery options and walked with them and their family members through the difficult first days of sobriety.
Steve completed his inpatient internship at the 12&12 Addiction Recovery Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his outpatient internship at A Chance to Change, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and volunteered as a mentor at Hope is Alive during its formative early years. He was a volunteer for eight years with Feeding the Broken Hearted Ministries, a outreach program focused on the unsheltered homeless of Oklahoma City. He has also volunteered at Rivus Wellness and Research Institute as a medically assisted recovery therapist and is an Al Anon crisis line volunteer.
Depending on the results of the individual assessments, Steve uses a variety of therapeutic approaches is to work with the entire family system. Often, the family members want help answering the questions: “Why did this happen?” and “How can we keep this from happening again?” No one sets out to become addicted and Steve considers it his mission to help families recover and heal the relationships addiction has broken with themselves, God and each other.
Steve and his wife Leslie have been married 30 years and have one son, one daughter and one granddaughter. Leslie is an Oklahoma native and she and Steve have lived in Oklahoma since 1996.