About Me

Although I have primarily provided effective individual and group therapy services to clients with various issues and problems during a clinical social worker career spanning over 25 years, I have some experience successfully working with couples and families too. I take the approach that each member of a couple has an equal responsibility to work towards common goals and demonstrate genuine concern and respect for themselves and their partners. I have helped each member with his or her personal growth and focused on caring, respectful and improved communication between both members. I stress the importance of each member taking turns to speak and listen to each other with the goal of improving the relationship and their happiness and satisfaction with being and staying together. However, I understand that occasionally the couple may decide during sessions that it may be best for each member to separate from each other either for a period of time or permanently. If this is the outcome, the goal is for each member to cope with the changes and accept them in order to move forward with their lives.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #CW017158 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Written by K.E. on Aug 14, 2019 after counseling with Steve for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Steve Lai is awesome! He is a blessing to our journey as a married couple!

Written by T.O. on Jan 25, 2019 after counseling with Steve for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Steve is courteous, knowledgeable and professional.