About Us

fred_stevensFred Stevens, an independently licensed and certified counselor/therapist, has been in the helping profession for over twenty five years. After working in a municipal court system where he began to develop counseling skills listening to people and evaluating their concerns, Fred worked in three Cleveland social service organizations for eight years. His experience in those agencies included individual counseling, group therapy, and clinical assessments for court mandated clients with personal issues related to substance use and their mental/emotional health concerns. As a result, Fred became certified and now licensed as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC).

He acquired invaluable experience by helping chemically addicted homeless men learn how to make positive, life saving changes in their lives. Fred continued this employment after graduating with a Master's Degree in Education from Kent State University, in the Community Counseling Program, and receiving his license as Professional Counselor. He improved his therapeutic skills through adolescent and family group work in a suburban counseling center. Fred is actively involved in his profession by attending conferences and continuing education seminars.

Fred has a calm, respectful approach and he genuinely listens to people. In fact, clients have often told Fred that he really does care about them. Fred uses this understanding, compassionate philosophy as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in his private counseling practice at H.O.P.E. Counseling. Fred's enthusiasm as an independent practitioner helps clients become hopeful that their lives will improve. His specialties are assessment and individual counseling/therapy services for clients with alcohol and drug use issues, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, and other related types of mental and emotional health conditions. Fred also provides group counseling services. By completing the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy's advanced training program, Fred is certified in the Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy.

Fred also manages and operates Safety Through Education, a State certified Driver Intervention Program he started for DUI offenders referred from the courts. Since 2001, the Safety Through Education Program has helped over 4,000 people! If you are interested in learning more about these professional services, please log on to www.duiintervention.com

H.O.P.E. Counseling helps individuals throughout Cuyahoga County, Lorain County, and many different cities in northeast Ohio. Communities served by H.O.P.E. Counseling include but are not limited to Cleveland (44101 to 44144), North Olmsted (44070), Westlake (44145), Fairview Park (44126), Rocky River (44116), Bay Village (44140), Lakewood (44107), Avon (44011), Avon Lake (44012), Elyria (44035), Lorain (44052), North Ridgeville (44039), Oberlin (44074), Sheffield Lake (44054), Olmsted Falls (44138), Olmsted Township (44138), Berea (44017), Brook Park (44142), Middleburg Heights (44130), Strongsville (44136, 44149), North Royalton (44133), Broadview Heights (44147), Brecksville (44141), Independence (44131), Parma (44129, 44134), and Parma Heights (44130).