DR. STEPHEN T. FIFE
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
For 20 years, Dr. Fife has been offering professional counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in various stages and walks of life. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas and Nevada, he works to help people find peace in their relationships and guidance in their lives.
Whether it is overcoming the hurt of infidelity, managing the stress of high pressure jobs, discovering ways to bring life and love back into a marriage, finding effective ways of parenting, learning to forgive, overcoming depression and anxiety, or battling other challenges in life, Dr. Fife has the experience and expertise needed to help clients navigate through difficult circumstances and situations life can bring.
He has seen relationships mended, trials overcome, and hearts healed as he has worked with individuals, couples, and families to have better, happier, and healthier relationships and lives.
COUNSELING / THERAPY
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I provide individual, couple, and family counseling related to the following:
Good marriages don't happen by chance. They take time, hard work and effort. A licensed marriage and family therapist can help couples find ways to nurture and strengthen their marriage. Counseling can also help heal and restore marriages that have been damaged or neglected over time.
Children are not born with a handbook of instructions. Parenting can be difficult even under the best circumstances. Family therapy provides parents and children the opportunity to assess what’s working well and what changes need to be made. A licensed family therapist can help families improve communication and strengthen relationships.
Many people experience stress and anxiety, which may include intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear. Feelings of stress, anxiety, or panic may be difficult to control and interfere with daily activities. Working with a professional counselor or life coach can help you learn how to manage stress, neutralize self-defeating thoughts and negative self-talk, and overcome persistent feelings of worry or fear.
Life can be challenging and may bring unexpected hardship and suffering. This can lead to depression, a common illness that negatively affects how you feel, think, and act. It may bring feelings of sadness, loss of joy, and reduced ability to function at home or work. Fortunately, it is treatable. Counseling with a licensed therapist can help clients learn effective strategies to overcome depression.
Infidelity is one of the most difficult trials a couple may face. However, healing is possible with the help of a licensed therapist who has specialized training and experience. Therapy will focus on managing the crisis, setting boundaries and restoring trust, healing emotional wounds, improving communication, and strengthening the relationship.
DIVORCE & BLENDED FAMILIES
Divorce and remarriage bring significant changes to families, and some may have a hard time adjusting. Family counseling can help parents and children adjust to new roles, accommodate new relationships, and navigate the challenges that may come with divorce, co-parenting, step-parenting, and blended families.
Most people will experience loss at some point in their lives: the death of a loved one, the diagnosis of a chronic illness, or the loss of a romantic relationship, job, or something deeply important. Grief is a normal response to loss, but some may have a difficult time coping. Counseling can help you overcome the wide range of emotions that may accompany significant loss.
Whether you are facing challenges or are getting along well, it can help to take the pulse of your relationship and identify ways you can grow as a couple. A Relationship Check-up is a 2-session package in which you receive a comprehensive relationship assessment, detailed feedback regarding strengths and areas of improvement in your relationship, and concrete ideas about how to strengthen your relationship.
Life can be challenging, and individuals may seek counseling for a number of concerns. Individual counseling with a licensed therapist has helped many people overcome difficult challenges and live happier and healthier lives.
When family members are struggling to get along or parents are concerned with a child's behavior or emotional well-being, family counseling can help. A licensed marriage and family therapist can help parents and children make important changes in their lives and improve their relationships with each other.
Good relationships need intentional effort. They take time, commitment, and effort. A licensed therapist who has experience working with couples can help heal and restore relationships that have been damaged or neglected over time. Counseling can help couples find ways to nurture and strengthen their relationship.