Stephen Dunleavey,

Executive Director of Clinical Services


Steve Dunleavey comes to Emerge Counseling with 17 years of experience in Christian counseling and six years in pastoral ministry. Over the years, he has served with us as an independently licensed counseling supervisor, the Director of Education, and in 2016 was promoted to the position of Director of Clinical Services. However, his most cherished roles in life are that of husband to Kristen, and father to his twins, Cooper and Finley.

In his professional role, Steve is passionate about relational leadership and integrating Biblical and theological truth with sound psychological principles to help people truly heal and experience the abundant life and freedom that Jesus promised. It is this passion that guides his leadership of the clinical team at Emerge Counseling.

Steve has a DMin in Biblical Counseling, an MA in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, which led to LPCC licensure in Ohio, and a BA in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries. He leads marriage retreats and seminars on various topics, is on the Executive Leadership Team, and is a Counselor Training Supervisor at Emerge Counseling. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Ashland Theological Seminary in their Practical Theology and Mental Health Counseling departments for the past 15 years.