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Steven W. DiMarzo MBA, LMHC

Founder, President & CEO

Steven founded Second Nature Consulting & Training in 2020 after he spent much time providing consultation to local and regional organizations and private practices  and educating team members and leadership on the importance of wellness and mental health in the workplace.

The mission of Second Nature Consulting & Training is to contribute to the elimination of the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health disorders by making counseling services accessible to all. We offer education and training for mental health professionals and other practitioners, and support the expansion of mental health and other wellness services.

Steven worked for not-for-profit agencies, providing counseling services to clients and patients in outpatient and inpatient settings, leadership to clinical teams, and supporting the growth and advancement of services in Central New York. Steven has worked in other not-for-profit industries, always with a strong focus on community engagement and improvement.

Steven is a graduate of SUNY Oswego, earning a Bachelor of Arts in human development, with minors in business administration and conflict management. He continued his education earning a  Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. Steven has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College, in addition to a graduate certificate in healthcare leadership. Steven is a licensed mental health counselor and credentialed alcoholism and master substance abuse counselor in New York. He is a board-certified counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Steven also has extensive training and experience in gambling addiction counseling, clinical supervision, trauma-informed therapy, and compassion fatigue therapy.

Steven is a Long Island, New York native and has lived in Upstate New York for over 15 years. Steven has established himself in the Capital Region community. He is a member of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, where he participates in the Young Professionals Network Executive Mentorship program. He is a volunteer with the American Red Cross, where he is a member of the disaster mental health response team; the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, as the chair of the Capital Region membership committee, member of the association’s marketing committee, and the editor of The Educator, a semi-yearly newsletter for counselor educators in New York.

Steven works tirelessly to form relationships and partner with many community organizations and influencers to support the advancement of healthcare services, education in mental health illnesses and services, and to address and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and treatment.

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