Steve is the founder and Executive Director of Crosstown Counseling. He has over a decade of counseling experience working both as a pastor and full-time clinician in private practice. He received his BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Advanced Counseling Certification from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). He is the author of Sipping Saltwater: How to Find Lasting Satisfaction in a World of Thirst and serves as an article contributor for The Gospel Coalition, the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and Sojourners. Besides counseling, his passions include urban ministry, writing, running, his 5-lb. Yorkie Beatrice, Chicago White Sox baseball, Notre Dame football, and anything related to ice cream. Steve is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Lincoln Square) and is married to his best friend Abby. You can learn more about his work at




As Crosstown Counseling just recently launched in September of 2018, we are looking to hire several counselors in the coming year(s). If you have experience in biblical counseling and are interested in joining the team, please click here.