Therapy, Consultation and Training

8 Trumbull Rd Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 588-8423

Evidence-Informed Treatment

25 Years' Experience

Neuro-Developmental Consultation

Supporting Staff and Parents

Hope, Connection and Change

Family, Individual and Couples Therapy

Supervision and Training

In this video segment, Stephen Bradley, a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, talks about the variable impact of trauma on children and the importance of relationships in reducing the negative impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

“Stephen has helped our family tremendously…” His soft-spoken, inquisitive approach, helped us get to the roots of some of the issues we were struggling with.  His knowledge of child learning, and overall family behaviors is deep.  Our child looks forward to their time speaking with Stephen regularly.  We highly recommend him.”

-Family Client

Focusing On:

Children, Teenagers and Families:

  • Behavior Problems
  • Legal Problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • School Problems (Behavior, Grades, and Attendance)
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • ADHD and Bipolar Issues

Couples Therapy: Currently I only see couples through the Northampton Center for Couples Therapy (413) 596-2300.


  • Single Parenting
  • College Life / Transitions
  • Divorce Process and Life After
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Issues Related to Oppression and Social Identity – Sexual Orientation, Gender, Race, etc
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Relationship Issues
  • Fathering Issues / Support
  • Depression and Anxiety 
  • Referrals

10 Ways I Can Help:

  1. Focusing on strengths, not just problems
  2. Finding the seeds of change within the problems themselves
  3. Identifying the direction you want to go in and helping you get there
  4. Focusing on solutions that reflect your values and your actual life circumstances
  5. Being a friendly, practical “team player” who advocates for you and your family
  6. Understanding “what works” having worked with many issues over the years
  7. Facilitating changes that last after therapy is over.
  8. Offering new ideas, understanding and strategies
  9. Supporting you to feel better within 3 sessions*
  10. Genuinely caring about you and your family!

*Results may vary but generally you will experience more hope and support within the first few meetings – no one needs one more place to feel unhappy and therapy should be helpful – not another source of stress!

“Stephen has consistently approached my child as a whole person with integrity and a mind and opinions all her own.  I credit much of her growth to his skillful work with her and his ability to bring her very complex and diverse family together to work as a team on a common project – meeting her needs.”

-Parent of Child Client

My Background:

  • I’ve been in practice as a family and individual therapist for over 25 years
  • I am a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, TX and a Phase II / TTT Trained NMT™ practitioner
  • I have been independently licensed in MA, VT and CT.
  • I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Master’s in Counseling
  • I graduated from Smith College School for Social Work with a Master’s of Social Work.
  • I received my family therapy training at the Family Institute of Cambridge
  • I received individual therapy training at the Stone Center at Wellesley College.
  • I’ve worked in school, agency, community, college, hospital, emergency room and residential settings.
  • I’m a former Outward Bound Instructor with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
  • I am a former Peace Corps volunteer.
  • I bring the unique perspective from these experiences to my work with families and individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • I am on the adjunct faculty at Smith College School for Social Work

My Approach:

  • My approach is strength-based.
  • I work to identify the challenges your family faces, and more importantly, the strengths and resources that your family has for resolving problems.
  • I have worked a great deal with “teens in trouble.”
  • I will offer your family a lot of support and some practical ideas for helping things to get better.
  • I’ve had advanced postgraduate training in Narrative TherapyMulti-Systemic Therapy, and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics© 
  • I have worked with and supported many clients to get on safer, steadier ground in their lives and move forward in a safe, positive, and productive way through some of life’s most challenging problems.
  • I am happy to talk with you further about my practice, style or approach, so feel free to call and we can schedule an appointment!

Location and Insurance


My office is centrally located in a relaxing professional building at 8 Trumbull Rd, Northampton MA 01060


I currently accept clients with the following insurance plans:

  • Mass Health:


-HNE Be Healthy

-BMC HealthNet

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – All MA and PPO Plans
  • United Behavioral Health (Harvard Pilgrim, etc)
  • Beacon / GIC Indemnity Plan
  • Health New England

Stephen J. Bradley LICSW, LMHC

Clinical Supervision

“I am a better therapist as a result of my supervision with Stephen…..” I have enjoyed having Stephen as a contract supervisor as I work towards licensure as mental health counselor. He is sensitive to issues facing new therapists. He helps me to think deeply about my work with clients and has brought to my attention new perspectives and resources. I am a better therapist as a result of my supervision with Stephen.

Ernest - Supervisee

  • Licensed as an LICSW and LMHC in Massachusetts  
  • Specializing in Family Therapy and practice with children and adolescents, and integrating neurodevelopmental trauma-informed frameworks into practice with youth
  • 2o years in non profit agencies working in outpatient, crisis, intensive home-based, juvenile justice, DCF, residential and school settings with youth and families.
  • Experience working with “complex” cases that involve large systems.
  • Offering supervision towards licensure for LICSW, LMHC 
  • Certificate of Advanced Clinical Supervision from the Smith College School for Social Work 
  • Supervision Hours in Flexible Packages with Variable Rates Depending on the Number Of Hours You Need


“Stephen is a compassionate, experienced professional…..” “Stephen is a compassionate, experienced professional with excellent communication and relationship building skills. He was able to get through to our teenage son at a very difficult time in his life. He provided us with much needed support and essential resources to help us better understand the emotional difficulties our son was experiencing. His kind and supportive nature was invaluable to us as parents and I would highly recommend his services.”

-Parent of Teen Client

“Stephen is a wonderful listener and a thoughtful partner in this process of understanding connection…” “After my separation and subsequent divorce, I wanted and felt like I needed a male therapist.  Stephen is a wonderful listener and thoughtful partner in this process of understanding connection, attachment, resistance, fear, and strength.  Stephen is incredibly knowledgeable, extremely relatable, and empathetic. He moves with me through some hard moments. Stephen helps me hold it together, walks with me when I fall apart, and laughs with me in between.”


“Stephen was able to engage a father in treatment when others had not been able to do so in the past…..he truly values cultural competence….” “Stephen is a true wraparound champion.  In particular he [takes] a true family-centered approach and was able to engage a father in treatment when others had not been able to do so in the past. In this case, he was also able to work with the family to move closer to reunification, which was quite significant. In his work with staff, Stephen also utilizes the wraparound principles – he looks for the strengths in his staff and works to build on them and he truly values cultural competence.  His efforts in wraparound have really been beneficial not only for the clients in his program, but for the agency as a whole.”

Liz Bryden -Vice President - Village for Families

“I don’t think we could have found a better person to help us” “I don’t think we could have found a better person to help us. Stephen is a great listener, fair, and not afraid to call us on our stuff when needed. Through this process, we went from not knowing how to enjoy each other, or even like each other, to a renewed sense of commitment and love for our family. We can’t thank Stephen enough.”


“A Very Knowledgable Supervisor….” Originally I started supervision to complete the remaining few hours for licensure, however those few hours obtained with mr. Bradley were the most informative sessions I have had during all [my] supervision hours.  Mr. Bradley is a very knowledgable supervisor who allowed me to find insight and peace with a lot of the difficult decisions……..I have learned a lot from the few supervision hours completed and am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to complete them with Mr. Bradley.

-Ashley S

“His breadth of knowledge is an inspiration…..”

“Stephen is absolutely amazing. He is incredibly dedicated and genuinely wants us to grow as clinicians. His breadth of knowledge is an inspiration. He never shied away from confronting difficult or stigmatized issues. I appreciated his honesty and respect his willingness to be challenged by students, as well. I wish he could be my practice professor for the next two summers.”

MSW Student Smith College School for Social Work 2014

“Stephen has been incredibly effective for my family. Other therapists turned us down for services because our family structure and presenting issues were ‘too complex,’ but Stephen rose to the challenge. Stephen’s practice is more than just fifty minutes in an office; he is willing to work with whole families in order to put the child’s needs in context and to best tailor his approach to each child’s unique situation. His work is trauma-informed, comprehensive, and systematic; he is as interested in the impact of trauma on a child’s neuropsychological development as he is in the effect of the child’s family structure on how she relates to the adults in her life. He is open to feedback and always willing to try new strategies if something doesn’t work.”

-Parent of Child Client

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