“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell “
Failure to Launch
Men’s Issues and Values Clarification
Intimacy and Relationship Issues
Life in Recovery
Associate Mental Health Counselor, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at
Westminster College. EMDR trained. Lifespan Integration trained.
5 years as an Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Professional: leading groups of up to 12
adolescents and adults in technical and harsh winter environments, facilitating treatment goals and supporting client growth Clinical Practicum with an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. Providing treatment and case management in-situ with clients with severe and persistent mental illness. Two years as a primary therapist and treatment team leader at legacy Outdoor Adventures in Loa, UT. My work there included individual, family, group, and adventure therapy.
Raised in the Midwest, I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008 to finish
undergraduate work in Outdoor Education and Ecology. While among the coastal rain-forests and mountains of the Cascades, I learned from others what it took to thrive in the wilderness. Wild places taught me about healing and self-efficacy, and helped me discover passion and purpose that I was before unaware. I continued to share this passion for wilderness with a 12-Step based climbing club. I taught for two years on their glacier-climbing course, and lead technical graduation climbs on Cascade volcanoes. During these experiences, I was impassioned with the courage, vitality, grace, and principled lives that people in recovery possess despite facing some of the hardest challenges human beings can face. I witnessed people working miracles in their lives.
After moving to UT in 2011, I worked for multiple wilderness therapy companies and guided on two continents. I followed this path with a goal of becoming a professional mountain guide. Continually being a part of clients change process reinforces my passion and commitment to helping others develop meaningful lives, relationships, and experiences. My work as a field guide, mentor, and recovery coach for adolescents and young adults inspired me to seek a graduate degree so that I could more effectively help clients realize their potential and authenticity. Depending on a client’s challenges, my clinical approach typically involves an interpersonal process combining aspects of emotional and body awareness, values clarification, and mindfulness. My goal, as a therapist is to understand my clients struggles and help them address the root of their behavior; whether its anxiety, depression, family issues, or developing identity. Helping clients find and live the life they desire in their heart is the ultimate goal.