Over the course of my professional career, I have come to learn that perspective is a tool that often gives rise to insight. Something that I have adopted over the years and tried to make mine is the idea that when one changes the way that they look at things, the things they look at change. By and large, change is painful and can be difficult. But I know through personal and professional experience that most things are usually difficult before they are easy. Once they are easy, they usually do not create pain as they previously did, and we can move on to harder things.
Over the years, I have worked in residential programs, substance abuse, home-based care and treatment, court ordered diversion and similar type programs. I have done work at the individual, couple, and family level of therapy. I us various methods of evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), narrative therapy (NT) and other meaningful and applicable approaches. I have seen people confront and redefine personal traumas and heal from threatening circumstances by giving voice to unmet needs.
I am married and have six children. I like to spend time fishing, camping and in outdoor based activities whenever possible. I enjoy the mountains of Utah and especially the area located around Vernal. When I am not in or around the mountains I like to garden, read, do computer work and be at home.
I enjoy counseling and have a passion for helping people where I can. I encourage you to continue with your exploration of psychological healing. If you are troubled in any way, feeling depressed or anxious about the future and unsure about the steps required to see improvement. I invite you to give us a call and or reach out via email.