Counseling and Trauma Care

Here, at STEPS, our goal is to provide high-quality, evidence-based, and holistic treatment for all affected by adverse and traumatic events. We are staffed with licensed clinicians, with years of experience and expertise in treating consequences of trauma, such as depression, anxiety, panic, and Post-Traumatic Stress.

We also recognize that traumatic events do not occur in a vacuum. It is our deep conviction that family involvement and social support are instrumental in the recovery process. Therefore, we also provide the following therapy modalities for all recovering from traumatic symptoms, as well as family members and significant others who need support in supporting their loved ones.

  • Individual psychotherapy for children and adults of all ages
  • Play therapy for young children
  • Couples therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Group therapy (when available)—for trauma recovery, as well as support and educational groups for family members/significant others of individuals coping with trauma
  • Art therapy and trauma-informed art therapy (for children and adults)
  • Trauma therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress—our staff is trained in several evidence-based therapy modalities for overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress, such as
      • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
      • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
      • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents
      • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy


Our clinicians are happy to provide workshops on recognizing the symptoms of trauma, trauma-informed care, and other topics. Please call 631-301-4888 for more information.

Dr. Stoycheva’s most recent workshops/trainings include:

  • The unconscious rediscovered: How everyday Unconscious processes impact clinical practice. /Invited presentation at the Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA) Continued Education Series, Spring 2021/ 
  • Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have experienced trauma webinar series: Building resilience in families contending with intellectual and developmental disabilities. /Live webinar delivered for members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, with Drs. Daniel Hoover & William Saltzman, Spring 2021/
  • Meeting the needs of children and families of US Veterans: A panel discussion on the report by the NCTSN-VA subcommittee. /Panel presentation at the 36th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), November, 2020/ 
  • Understanding Collective Trauma /Invited presentation at the NYC Fusion Academy, with Dr. Almas Merchant, Winter 2020/
  • What (Not) to Do When Someone Has Post-Traumatic Stress: A Field Guide for Loved Ones, Clinicians, and the Community /WellLife Network, Winter 2020/
  • Trauma and Mental Health: The Impact of Trauma /presentation to over 300 state troopers and campus sexual assault prevention, response, and recovery workers & first responders, Albany, NY, Fall 2019/
  •  Trauma and Mental Health: Managing Our Own Responses to Working With Trauma /presentation to over 300 state troopers and campus sexual assault prevention, response, and recovery workers & first responders, Albany, NY, Fall 2019/
  • The Intersection Between Trauma, Eating Disorders, and Addiction: From Isolation to Reattachment /at the 1st annual Enough Is Enough conference for campus sexual assault prevention, response, and recovery, Spring 2019/  
  • Expanding Veteran Care to the Family /at the 4th annual Community Strong Military Veterans conference, 2018/  
  • TF-CBT Adaptations for Military and Veteran Families /at the Mental Health and Wellness Association, 2017
  • What Challenges are Military Families Facing Today? /at the annual VHALI conference, 2017/, 
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