Rev. Steven R. Giddens, an Army veteran and ordained UCC minister, discovered psychotherapy and the fusion of spirituality through undergrad wilderness therapy studies. He became a Lacanian psychoanalyst and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is now pursuing a doctorate exploring the odyssey of tyro analysts’ formation. Integrating personal and professional dimensions as a counselor, minister, and lifelong learner, Steve serves others through purposeful listening. His background cultivated versatility in blending theory and practice across settings to journey with clients compassionately. Alongside outdoor restoration activities with his family, Steven aims to integrate the multifaceted components of his life into his counseling practice and research.