Meet The Therapist

Professionally

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in private practice treating and counseling individuals for over 12 years. I have been assisting many LDS men, women, and teens through Christ-centered, spiritually-based relationship healing via in-person, telephone, and Skype/FaceTime educational coaching. Spirituality is a core part of us a children of God and when you couple your relationship with Jesus Christ and supplement that with therapy you begin to author a new understanding of yourself and how to  overcome difficulties you may have dealt with for years. Addictions, chronic relational conflict, depression, anxiety, divorce, blended families, pornography addiction, parent/teen relationships, same-gender attraction, sexual issues, and trauma are all areas that I am proficient and deal with weekly with my clients.

I have taught university classes on relationships, spoken at several national and regional conferences, presented to church groups and other local settings when invited. I currently operate and own my own practice and have for many years helping individuals, couples, teens, and families find answers, hope, and healing in themselves and their relationships.

Education & Clinical Training
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Clinical Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy 12 years in practice.

National Speaking Events
(2008) NATSAP – Presented research in my lecture as a primary presenter at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) in Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 2008. Conducted research on adolescents and the change process while enrolled in inpatient outdoor therapeutic treatment. Outcomes, conclusions, and recommendations for future research presented.

(2003) AAMFT – Presented research at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) national conference in Long Beach, California, October 2003. Research conducted regarding couple expectations, retention, and satisfaction with therapeutic process. Implications for practitioners were presented. Interests & Hobbies I grew up in the Northwest in a large family. Much of my time is spent hiking and exploring the outdoors with my wife and kids. Challenge and adventure have always been part of what I enjoy so on a typical week you’ll find me reading new nonfiction literature, hiking a canyon, or playing with my family in a city park.

National Affiliations
Member National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Personally
I grew up in the Northwest in a large family. Much of my time is spent hiking and exploring the outdoors with my wife and kids. Challenge and adventure have always been part of what I enjoy so on a typical week you’ll find me reading new nonfiction literature, hiking a canyon, or playing with my family in a city park.

Blog
I created this blog as a venue for individuals that are not seeing a therapist and want simple dialogue around issues they are facing. This blog is not intended to replace mental health services but to provide psycho-educational information from a professional counselor currently in practice. Please read my disclosures statement here.