About the founder
Stephen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP) in the State of Tennessee- #5822. He dedicated the last 15 years to studying and understanding human behaviors.
He's a christian, fortunate husband and father to an amazing girl. he enjoy reading, writing, listening to music, dancing, and having deep and meaningful conversations with family and friends.
His work is inspired by Myles Munroe, Carl Rogers, Irvin Yalom, Aaron Beck, and most recently, Brene Brown.
Over 6 years, I have had the privilege to work with clients of all backgrounds; I appreciate the opportunities to work with people across different races, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. I worked in various settings and locations such as Mississippi, Indiana, and Tennessee. I worked at Youth Villages for four years, where I helped many families live successfully together. I provided specialized treatment to at-risk youth with sexual problems behavior. I work with Lyra Health to provide anxiety and depression treatments to employees of some of the biggest companies in the world.
As a child, I struggled with depression and anxiety. I thought it was my fault that my dad wasn't a part of my life. The Bible verse "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" changed my life. I realized it was my thought about the circumstance that was causing me distress. I learned to cultivate the habit of having helpful and accurate thoughts, and my life became barely recognizable. Joy and peace became my norm rather than an exception. I became a therapist to help others do the same. I started STA Counseling to provide solutions for clients who want to integrate Biblical principles into their treatment. I have a calling and passion for helping individuals find peace and joy in their lives. There is light despite all of the darkness
My training and specialties:
Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2018)
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Ekiti State University, Nigeria, 2013)
Certified in Team-CBT by Feeling Good Institute
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
National Certified Counselor
Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy
Cognitive Behavioral therapy for treating depression and anxiety
Collaborative Problem Solving for relationship issues
Acceptance Commitment Therapy for treating depression, anxiety and grief.
Sexual problem behavior training
The Journey -a 9 month Discipleship process to help build intimate relationship with Christ and become an influencer by Rocky Fleming
To help people think better, feel better, and do better.
"When you think like the great, you become great" -Stephen Adika
S- Strength- we are strength focused.
T- Tenacity, we are determined to make a difference in mental health care.
A- Authencity, we stay true to ourselves.