Steven Driver, PhD, LMHC

Preferred Name: Steve

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

Earlier in my career, I earned a PhD from the University of Toronto, specializing Christian theology and spiritual practices. I taught at universities and seminaries and served as a Lutheran pastor for many years. Encountering people who suffer and are searching for hope and healing inspired me to earn my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Much of my work focuses on people whose sense of justice or meaning or purpose has been devastated by trauma. Although retired from my pastoral work, I continue to explore ways to integrate mental health counseling and spiritual direction with my clients. I walk alongside them, helping them heal from their experiences and either recover or create a new sense of meaning and purpose in their lives.

Education & Experience

MA from Valparaiso University MA and PhD from University of Toronto

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth