Master of Social Work - University of Georgia
Bachelor of Science – Psychology – Brigham Young University
Member, IOCD Foundation | Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy | PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator for Couples and Groups
My approach to treatment is one that emphasizes accountability and agency. Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT) is the theory that aligns with my therapy style. I also work to combine ACT with other empirically supported treatments to provide care that is personalized, comprehensive, and holistic.
I have had excellent success working with individuals and families affected by pornography and sex addiction. Using principles of ACT and 12-step, my clients have found greater hope and have been better able to move past addictive behaviors and thoughts. Treatment is often a relational issue, so partners and other loved ones are often included in treatment.
My specialties also include working with individuals with anxiety and depression. These symptoms often lead to hopelessness, addictions, and/or manifest as rigid behavior patterns, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Combining ACT and Exposure Response Therapy, I have been very successful in treating anxiety and OCD symptoms. My treatment emphasizes the values of the individual and family in order to help people move in the direction that is most meaningful to them.
My work experience has led me to adopt a family perspective. Relationship counseling improves communication and improves overall happiness. I am trained in the Gottman Method and experienced in using Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. I love to see the spark rekindle and commitment bloom in couples.
I have extensive experience working with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My strengths are in diagnosis and treatment of adolescents and adults with ADHD.
I also enjoy spending time with my wife and two children. My guilty pleasure is dressing up for SLC Comic Con and geeking out. Life is difficult, but Buffy says it best, “the hardest thing in the world is to live in it.”