Independent Private Clinician
Stephen Nawotniak | OTR/L, NYCPS
Occupational Therapist & Certified Peer Specialist
Stephen Nawotniak is an Occupational Therapist and New York Certified Peer Specialist. He received his Masters in Occupational Therapy from Utica College and a self-designed Masters through Buffalo State College. He is author of Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder, Bipolar Life Hacks: Keys to Loving Life with a Bipolar Disorder, and the award winning Mubu the Morph children’s book series.
Steve believes that successfully living with a condition is not merely managing and coping with its symptoms. It requires adaptability to change, mechanisms for managing challenges, and the development of skills for a fulfilling life. Utilizing an Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework, he works with clients in a variety of activities that include identifying and implementing healthy habits, rituals, and routines, establishing a support network, strengthening normative life roles, exploring sensory strategies, developing approaches for stress reduction, creating strategies to improve financial awareness and designing a recovery plan.