101 State St
Schenectady, New York, 12305
In 2018, Steven DiMarzo founded Second Nature Counseling as a response to the need for quality, accessible mental health care in the Central New York region. In 2019, Steven and Second Nature Counseling moved to Schenectady, New York, so he could be closer to family and expand the practice to reach the community’s needs.
Since then, Steven has worked to extend the reach of Second Nature Counseling to the Capital Region of New York, providing counseling services, consultation to local and regional organizations to assist in reducing team turnover, burnout & compassion fatigue, and to educate team members and leadership on the importance of wellness and mental health in the workplace. Steven also provides consulting services to fellow mental health professionals who are starting, growing, and scaling their own practices through SNC’s partner company, Second Nature Consulting & Training.
Second Nature Counseling’s mission is to contribute to the elimination of the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health disorders by making counseling services accessible to all, offering education and training for mental health professionals and other practitioners, and supporting the expansion of mental health and other wellness services.
Prior to working in private practice, Steven worked for not-for-profit agencies, providing counseling services to clients and patients in outpatient and inpatient settings, leadership to clinical teams, and supporting the growth and advancement of services in Central New York. Steven has worked in other not-for-profit industries, always having a focus on community engagement and improvement.
Steven is a graduate of SUNY Oswego, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in human development, with minors in business administration and conflict management, and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Steven has also earned a master’s in business administration from Le Moyne College, in addition to a graduate certificate in healthcare leadership. Steven is a licensed mental health counselor and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor in New York and a board-certified counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Steven also has extensive training and experience in gambling addiction counseling, clinical supervision, trauma-informed therapy, and compassion fatigue therapy.
Steven is a Long Island, NY native and has lived in Upstate New York for over 15 years. Steven has established himself in the Capital Region community. Steven is a member of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, where he participates in the Young Professionals Network Executive Mentorship program; is a volunteer with the American Red Cross, where he is a member of the disaster mental health response team; the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, as the chair of the Capital Region membership committee, member of the association’s marketing committee, and the editor of The Educator, a semi-yearly newsletter for counselor educators in New York. Steven works diligently to form relationships and partner with many community organizations and influencers to support the advancement of healthcare services, education in mental health illnesses and services, and to address and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and treatment.
Steven lives in Clifton Park, NY with his partner, Zachary, and spends his free time skiing, hiking, seeing many movies, and traveling as often as possible.
- Adolescents (10-18)
- Adults (18+)
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