Adults: Women, Men, LGBT, Families

MaryJo Stepp Arcata, CA PsychotherapistEmpathic and Positive Psychotherapy

I work collaboratively with my clients to use their strengths to facilitate positive change in couple and family interactions, and in individuals’ personal, social, educational, and employment lives.

You deserve the tools to live a more rewarding life.

I support my clients using both humanistic and behavioral approaches that blend stress management, mindfulness, guided imagery, communication skills, anger management, family, and parenting skills, and trauma work.

I have experience with Depression, Anxiety, Panic DO, PTSD

Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, ACA/Codependency,

Medical Stress and Chronic Pain.

My work is neurologically based, client centered, and solution focused.


It is based in Family Systems, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and EMDR.

My orientation toward Parenting is Adlerian, with a twenty-first century interpretation.

You will find me empathic and positive in helping you improve your relationships, create more loving and peaceful families, lessen or end depression or anxiety, process PTSD or childhood trauma, or live with chronic pain.


Evening Appointments Available