My Approach to Helping
No matter what brings you to therapy, you deserve to be heard and receive the help you seek. My hope is to provide a safe space to work towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. I've seen the difference that therapy can make. I truly care about my clients and want to help you accomplish your goals.
I specialize in working with individuals, families, and couples (ages: 5+) who are seeking to improve their lives. My specialties include family and relationship conflict, behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, life adjustments, and other mental health challenges.
I use various therapeutic modalities, including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), strengths-based therapy, and family systems. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I recognize the influence that a family system and relationships can have on an individual. I appreciate the importance of including a systemic perspective in the treatment process.
I have more than 9 years of experience in the mental health field working with adolescents, children, and their parents. While finishing my undergraduate degree, I worked with adolescents in residential treatment facilities. After I graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Psychology degree (2016), I worked for a non-profit as an in-home behavioral specialist, using the teaching family model. I worked with families involved with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), the Department of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS), and Juvenile Probation. After I graduated from Capella University with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (2021), I worked as a therapist at an in-patient treatment center for foster children, ages 6-15. Most recently, I have been practicing in a private practice setting.
When I am not meeting with clients, I enjoy cooking, especially smoking meat. I actually went to culinary school! I love watching movies, playing games, cheering on the Utah Jazz, the LA Dodgers, and watching or playing sports. I most enjoy spending time with my wife, kids, and our collie.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming! I would love the opportunity to meet you to see if we would be a good fit.