Lyris Bacchus Steuber was born on the island of St. Vincent in the West Indies.  She moved with her family to the United States when she was 7 years old.  In 1994 she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Science, majoring in Psychology, from Atlantic Union College in So. Lancaster, MA. In 1996 she obtained a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.  She also gained a certificate in Family Life Education.
Following graduate school, she worked as a therapist in a variety of clinical settings including Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, California treating the adult mentally ill.  She then became Associate Director for the Center for Academic and Relationship Enrichment in San Bernardino, California where she saw individuals, couples and families for counseling.

Upon moving to Florida in 1999, she became a supervisor for Devereux's Therapeutic Friends Program in De Land, FL supervising and training staff to mentor severe emotionally disabled children.  She was then promoted to the position of Program Coordinator for De Land's Outpatient Mental Health Center.  In 2002 she moved closer to the Orlando area and became the primary therapist for the Children's Unit at University Behavioral Canter, an in-patient behavioral health hospital for children and adolescents.  In 2003 she gained her Florida Licensure and opened her private practice in Apopka, FL where she currently sees couples, families, adults, teens and children who are in need of counseling. In 2006 she married her husband Tim and is a proud Mommy to two children under the age of 4.

Lyris is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy and has been a board member of the Florida Association of Marriage & Family Therapy. She has published articles on parenting, relationships, divorce and recovery in the Seminole County Women's Newspaper, Central Florida Posh Parenting and the Adventist Review.

She is a seminar speaker on divorce, rejection recovery, parenting and relationships. She is a regular guest on WTLN's talk show, "Hope on Fire," which is also broadcasted on HOPE TV. She is also a trained Divorce Care group leader for adults and children. She is a regular guest lecturer at Florida Hospital’s University where she speaks to college students about healthy relationships.


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