Steve Rose, PhD, is an addiction counsellor who assists those struggling with substance abuse, gambling, and gaming addiction.
Beginning his career as an academic sociologist, Steve developed the concept of “transitional injury” to explain suicidal ideation among Canadian veterans returning from Afghanistan. This work was featured in a CBC interview and contributed to the conversation around support for veterans in transition.
Serving as a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, Steve Rose instructed courses in Sociology, focused on exploring the social determinants of health and human thriving. For a detailed academic summary, view Steve Rose’s CV.
While teaching sociology courses at Eastern Michigan University, Steve also began working in the addiction field, getting front-line experience supporting persons suffering from substance dependency, problem gambling, and other digital dependencies such as gaming addiction.
Throughout this time, he received further certificates in counselling techniques, including Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Steve offers counselling services to those wanting to build a sense of purpose and belonging. This passion began throughout his undergrad years in sociology, studying social dynamics and the relationship between the individual and society.
Beyond his passion for psychosocial wellbeing, Steve also has a passion for physical health and fitness. Residing in the Windsor-Essex area, Steve Rose is happily married and is a father to a beautiful daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, exercising, and constantly improving his knowledge and skills. 
To Learn more about Steve Rose’s work, see his article:
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Steve Rose, PhD

Steve Rose, PhD, is an addiction counsellor who assists those struggling with substance abuse, gambling, gaming, and internet addiction. In addition to publishing academic articles on psychotherapeutic treatments, he has experience working in treatment and prevention.


Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are widely accepted treatment approaches in the addiction field. When combined, these approaches help individuals overcome mental barriers and increase motivation to move toward valued directions.


Steve Rose explores the latest research into what causes suffering and how we can overcome it. In a world were uncertainty is on the rise, it is more important than ever to make sense of our modern times and learn how to navigate our social world, breaking free of unhealthy behavioral patterns. 


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