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About Steve

Steve Wize is an author, speaker, and corporate wellness trainer who specializes in helping companies and individuals reach their full potential. After graduating with his Master’s degree from Pitt, Steve went on to become a licensed clinical social worker and has spent the past five years working in private practice. During this time, Steve designed his own unique curriculum in which he has used to create his book, and his business, Mental Fitness, LLC.

In addition to be the founder and president of Mental Fitness, LLC, Steve also works as a life coach in the Western Pennsylvania Area. Steve has always considered Pittsburgh his home. He is married, has five adopted dogs, and is also the author of “The Amazing Chase” series which promotes dog rescue and adoption efforts.

Steve graduated from Penn State Erie – Behrend College with a degree in Psychology, and from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master’s Degree in Social Work—Mental Health, with a concentration on Direct Practice. He has been working in dual diagnosis and substance abuse counseling since 2010. Steve’s passion to help others struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues is fueled by his own loss growing up of a loved one to a drug overdose.

In addition to offering extensive experience in opioid addiction, Steve has expanded his clientele to include adolescent, family therapy and couples counseling. Along with group and individual drug and alcohol counseling, Steve specializes in smoking cessation therapy, gambling addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and anger management, and overcoming grief and loss.

Steve believes that every person has the potential for improvement in their lives, regardless of their backgrounds or current circumstances. By utilizing a non-judgmental, solution-focused approach, Steve helps clients to master their mental fitness achieve their full potential.

“Smile on your face, song in your heart.”

Here is what people are saying about Steve.

“Steve is awesome. This is the second workshop that I have taken with him and it is always great. Good info, great attitude, and good reference material. Would love to have him do a session for our college staff. ”

“I would have been interested if the presentation were even longer. Great tips, great stories/examples. Really actionable information and guidance. Thank you!”

“Steve had genuine stories from personal experience and was totally giving and compassionate. His guidance was exactly what I needed to hear. I can’t be more satisfied with today’s training.”

“Thank you very much! Feel I just had a positive therapy session. The information you presented was beneficial, relatable, and had amazing takeaways. Can’t wait to apply the tips in works and life.”