Our Approach


: to become active and flourishing again

Revival Counseling & Coaching seeks to provide a space of listening and conversation to learn and practice skills that will help you and your relationships.

This space will be helpful to you whether you are in a place where you desire to restore your relationships so they are flourishing and healthy again or if you are in a place where you are looking to get ahead of the game by proactively learning skills to help build healthy relationships.

We believe that at the core of healthy relationships is a commitment to grace and forgiveness, an understanding and practice of healthy boundaries, and courage to let go of what you cannot control.

Some skills that help us move in that direction are forgiving and asking for forgiveness, fostering safe emotional space, the art of asking, the art of saying no, taking ownership of your actions and feelings (not the actions and feelings of others), cultivating what you treasure, and more.

Check out the blog for articles on some of these skills.

Steve Childs, MDiv


For over a decade now I have been helping to create spaces for couples and individuals to find healing and hope in their relationships, whether romantic relationships, friendships, or family relationships. This work has primarily happened in Christian faith community settings, though the skills needed to build healthy relationships are the same for everyone, no matter your background.

In 2018 I decided to step out and start Revival Counseling & Coaching with the hope of making these kinds of spaces available to more people, like you! I take great joy in seeing people take courageous steps to keep relationships going strong through the ups and downs that inevitably come.

I grew up in Sacramento and came to the Bay Area to study Cognitive Science and Philosophy as an undergrad at UC Berkeley and went on to earn my Masters of Divinity at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley as well. I've worked in faith communities in Berkeley, Oakland and Vancouver, BC.

I am currently an ordained pastor with Tribe Church in Berkeley and Oakland, CA.

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