Stephen Galloza

Stephen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CTTP-II) in the state of Florida. He specializes in complex trauma recovery, post traumatic growth and nervous system regulation. As a retired police officer, Stephen’s own healing journey helps inform the way he works with wounded people. He offers a solution-focused approach that is calming, discerning, and deepens life’s journey. Stephen has devoted his life to hope and healing and considers it a sacred trust to walk alongside those seeking to live a more meaningful and authentic life.

Stephen is skilled at using a wide variety of therapeutic modalities, including EMDR, attachment work, IFS-informed and parts work, somatic and body-based therapies, mindfulness, relational and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Stephen uses a tailor made approach to each individual client based upon their specific goals and strengths so that each person experiences therapy that is a good fit for them. All therapy is evidence-based, polyvagal informed, and is designed to be empowering, with a focus on de-pathologizing the person. 

As a trauma therapist, Stephen’s focus is on you as a whole person with the goal of creating a relationship built on the foundation of safety and trust. This hope filled approach will help you understand your nervous system, heal from past wounds, reduce pain and suffering, and move towards an authentic and meaningful life. 

Stephen’s education is in the field of Clinical Mental Health and Pastoral Counseling. He earned an unaccredited Ph.D in Pastoral Counseling from The Evangelical Episcopal University and Theological Seminary; a Post Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health from Johns Hopkins University; Master’s degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling; and a Bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from Regent University.


  • Certificate in Trauma from Light University.
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 1
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2
  • Certificate in PTSD & Combat Related Trauma from Liberty University
  • Certificate in The Neurobiology of Trauma from The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Certificate in The Treatment of Trauma-Related Dysregulation from The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Certificate in EMDR: The Treatment of Trauma from The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. 
  • Certificate in EMDR: Performance Enhancement: Removing Blocks and Raising the Bar—Strategies for Clinicians Working with Athletes and Creatives from EMDR Professional Training.
  • Certificate in EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma from PESI.

Our Mission

Transforing lives through compassion

Our Vision

Helping people understand and overcome the effects of trauma. 

Our Values