About Geoff Winfree


Geoff Winfree, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

 Geoff Winfree has helped hundreds of individuals and families while in private practice since 1997 and have supervised other clinicians since 1999. Real and effective change occurs in Psychotherapy, or counseling, when the relationship between you and your therapist focuses on  your well-being and growth. He provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families using a brief systems approach. This means treatment centers upon your presenting concerns within the context of your environment. 

Mental health is best achieved in a family or marital framework using the power of relationships as a force for positive change. Geoff helps address a wide array of issues including depression, addiction and substance abuse, pornography, eating disorders, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self-esteem, issues associated with aging, job and career concerns, educational decisions, issues related to mental and emotional health, and family, parenting, and marital or other relationship problems.

By applying systemic principles, methods, and therapeutic techniques to your marriage and family for the purpose of resolving problems, he will help you modify your perceptions and behaviors, enhance communication and understanding, manage conflict, and achieve personal satisfaction, harmony within your family and a dramatically better quality of life. 

Education and Credentials

 2007 APA Board Certified Professional Counselor
2005  State Qualified MFT Supervisor
1999  Certified Forensic Counselor 
1998  AAMFT Clinical Member 1996  M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University
1992  B.S. in Social Work from Brigham Young University-Hawaii
1989  A.A. in Home & Family Science from Ricks College Continual education every year to ensure the highest standard of service 

Present Work and Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty Member of Brigham Young University-Idaho in the Home and Family Department;
Contracted Mental Health Provider for the Brigham Young University-Idaho Counseling Center;
Clinician for Upper Valley Resources and Counseling Services;
Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and FamilyTherpaists;
Member of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists;
Professional Lecturer;
Licensed in Idaho and Oregon 

Previous Career Experience

 Successful Private Practice since 1997. 
Director of a county-wide mental health program which covered the departments of Child and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, and Drug and Rehabilitation Departments, Direct treatment, consultation, education, research and community programs. 
Director of the development of treatment for youth with Conduct Disorder using a group cognitive restructuring approach.
Provider of geriatric mental health assessments to local nursing homes as a designated Geriatric Mental Health Specialist.
Facilitated free psycho-educational groups to the community in a multitude of settings throughout his career.
Participated as a member of a community multidisciplinary team for the welfare of abused and/or neglected children.
LDS Family Services Contract Clinician and Adoptions.