Steve Siebelts works as a Group Facilitator at SOBA College Recovery. He graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and later went on to earn a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Steve is also employed full time as a school social worker within the Berkeley Heights Public School District, consisting of mainly working with high school students and their families. Steve has previously been employed as a substance abuse counselor in an Intensive Outpatient setting in Hunterdon County. Steve has also done work in prevention field with at-risk adolescents in Paterson, NJ, and in residential settings serving populations with co-occurring disorders.
Steve’s primary approach to treatment is Cognitive Behavioral, with utilizing elements of Solution Focused Therapy. Assessing the client’s risk and protective factors is critical, as well as working with them to be able to identify their primary problem(s), and subsequently develop a goal-oriented approach to address the area(s) of concern. Additional work includes investigating additional community resources in order to better support the client’s needs leads to empowerment, which is a key element in sustaining positive change.
Steve’s idea of paradise is the beach, and therefore spends a great deal of time down at the shore. He also enjoys watching football and baseball, and is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and New York Mets, respectively. Steve finds traveling very fulfilling, whether it is to a tropical island, long road trip, or a simple day excursion. Attending concerts, whitewater rafting, and deep-sea fishing are other activities that Steve has a great deal of fun doing.