Stephen Neer, MS, LPC

Director of Sports Performance, Licensed Psychotherapist

Stephen Neer, MS, LPC is a psychotherapist and co-Director of the Sports Performance Department who specializes in treating children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing sports performance difficulties, anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and psychosocial and relational issues. He also has extensive knowledge of the autism spectrum.

Stephen’s use of the therapeutic alliance encourages an open, trusting relationship, and his theoretical approach incorporates the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy. His objective is to assist clients in recognizing their life goals, and to help them apply rational thinking to overcome the obstacles blocking them from those goals. He is trained in nutritional approaches, and incorporates them into his practice as well. 

Throughout his graduate studies, Stephen served as the director of a therapeutic summer day camp for individuals in need of social skills development and support. He has extensive knowledge of the autism spectrum, and has provided individual, group, and family therapy services at an outpatient setting for clients with autism.

Stephen has a background in competitive sports and utilizes therapeutic approaches to assist individuals with sports performance anxiety, self-talk and the support system of the athlete including parents and coaches.

Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in mental health counseling from Marist College.