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Find Peace with Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Concerns and Coming Out

Coming to terms with sexual issues and identity can be the most challenging (and rewarding) journey you will ever go on. 


Whether you are trying to make sense of sexual experiences, exploring questions about your sexual identity, or coming out for the first time, navigating these issues on your own can be very confusing.

At the Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative, we do our best to create a safe and welcoming environment for anyone struggling with sexual concerns. Similar to other forms of treatment, we balance the importance of expressing your frustrations, grief and sadness with an emphasis on hope and constructing a positive path forward into a new life of acceptance and peace. 

Benefits of Counseling

​Research shows that counseling can help you: 

  • Make peace with your past and find hope for your future. 

  • Enhance interpersonal relationships.

  • Decrease depressive symptoms.

  • Increase quality of life. 

  • Reduce anxiety.

  • Improve emotional self-regulation.


David Stefan, Ph.D.
Founder of The Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative

Hello, my name is Dr. Dave Stefan. I’d like to welcome you to the Come Alive Counseling and Coaching Collaborative. I know life can feel overwhelming and confusing (and also hopeful) when you decide to reach out for support. 

As someone who has faced significant personal and professional challenges and come out on the other side with a much richer and more grounded sense of who I am, I can understand the range of emotions you might be experiencing.

Throughout my life, I have worked hard at my own mental and emotional well-being. Along with therapy, I have explored and applied practices that have helped me change my unhealthy beliefs, manage my emotions, and find greater fulfillment in relationships. You can learn more about my journey and background through my "12 Months to Live" and "Gratitude Project: How I Overcame Seasonal Depression" podcast series. 

My approach to working with others is informed by what has helped me personally but also rests on four pillars of education, experience, science-backed research, and proven therapeutic techniques, which you can learn more about on my profile page

In my counseling and coaching practice, I strive to create an environment that offers compassionate understanding, challenging encouragement, and research-based solutions.

What others have said about our work together...

 "Dr. Dave helped me clarify my goals, organize my steps, and follow through for success." 


Not only is Dr. Stefan somebody I can receive great counsel from, but also someone with whom I feel very safe in sharing my heart and being myself.  


"Dave has been a non-biased sounding board helping me to look deep into my desires in life and then pointing me toward paths and opportunities to pursue them."


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