Steve Edwards, LSCSW

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Steve is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who graduated in the Advanced Standing Program from the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas with a Master of Social Work degree in 1989, having completed extensive Practicum experience working in the Sexual Offender Treatment Program at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. He completed his Clinical Studies at Hutchinson Hospital and Horizons Mental Health Center in 1994. Steve has an undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in social work (1977).


With over 40 years of experience, Steve has served in a multitude of positions. He was State Director of Family Preservation Services for Saint Francis Community Services for 8 years. Steve had various positions at Horizons Mental Health Center for 17 years including Clinical Director, Director of Community Based Services, Coordinator of the Children’s Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, and concurrently served as the Reno County Head Start Mental Health Consultant for 13 years. In addition, Steve has been an instructor in several different Social Science classes at Hutchinson Community College. He provided therapeutic services at Samaritan Counseling Services in Hutchinson, Kansas as well as providing in-home family therapy for United Methodist Youthville. He has developed numerous trainings and has presented many workshops on a variety of topics. Prior to attending Graduate school, Steve worked in child welfare positions within the Kansas Department for Children and Families (then known as SRS) for 10 years.

Steve and his wife Julie, who are avid runners, enjoy traveling to race events. They are Life Group leaders through their church. They share four adult children and their spouses along with seven grandchildren.


Steve’s current practice focus is working with men and couples. Addressed issues include mood disorders, unhealthy behaviors, histories of abuse and neglect, grief, trauma, and pornography. Steve also works with couples to preserve and strengthen their relationship.


Steve and Julie are Certified SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitators and Certified Prepare/Enrich premarital preparation facilitators. Both are Certified Enneagram Coaches. Julie is a Light University Certified Life Coach who is available to work with Steve in couples work. Julie, who is a former fitness instructor, and Steve utilize a whole person health perspective.

 

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Heritage Family Counseling

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Wichita, KS

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