Marriage and Family therapists are unique in their training and experience in that they are able to assess and treat individuals, couples and families that are experiencing unhappiness and pain. They view individuals as being a part of a larger system (marriages, families, friendships, etc.) and are specially trained to draw on the strengths of these systems. They realize that individuals, couples, and families are not isolated from what occurs around them, allowing them to utilize more resources to assist those seeking treatment.
I have been working therapeutically with individuals, couples, and families since 2005. I have worked in various settings that include: residential, home-based and outpatient. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. This experience covers a broad range of issues, including parenting, marital, pre-marital and family conflicts. My extensive training and education allow me to address issues such as sex addiction, attention-deficit, defiance, adoption issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, marital and pre-marital satisfaction, couple sexual dysfunction, traumatic events and childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
I am currently a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-C), which means that I have received extensive specialized training in the treatment of sexual addictions for the addict and their family systems. The CSAT training is based on the decades of research completed by Patrick Carnes, the foremost in sex addiction treatment and research. I am also specialized in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IRRT (Information Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy), which allow me to assist individuals, couples and families who have experienced traumatic events such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse, life-threatening situations or significant losses. EMDR is well-researched as an effective treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). IRRT is effective specifically for individuals experiencing flashbacks of traumatic events, sometimes effective in as little as a few sessions. I have had great success in helping those who have suffered traumatic events, utilizing EMDR and IRRT along with his other therapeutic skills to assist trauma survivors overcome their emotional distress.
2010 AAMFT Clinical Member
2010 IDAMFT Clinical Member
2010 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Idaho
2008 Virginia Tech University - M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy
2003 Weber State University - B.A in Psychology; Family Studies Minor
Continual education every year to ensure the highest standard of quality in mental health
Currently Affiliated with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
Clinical Therapist at Vista Health Center, Idaho Falls, ID
Clinical Therapist at Family Treatment Center, Idaho Falls, ID
Family-Centered Specialist at Institute for Family Centered Services, Falls Church, VA
Home Based Counselor at Victoria Transcultural Clinical Center, Fairfax, VA
Residential Counselor at Alternative House, Vienna, VA