I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) through the State of Utah. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University, studying psychology, human development, and mental health therapy. I then earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Utah State University. I have been working with children and families for over seven years. I have worked in wilderness, residential treatment, school, and outpatient settings. My experience covers trauma, addictions, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression, as well as various other issues.
My wife and I are raising four children together, ages ranging from 12 years old down to 2 months old. She brought three children into our marriage, and we just had one together (my first) a couple of months ago. One of our children even attended Dixie Montessori Academy. Creating and raising our blended family has been a very unique experience for me, and has also greatly enhanced my experience working with children from various types of families. When I was younger I served a two-year spiritual mission for my church in the country of Guatemala. This experience also had a lot of influence on my decision to enter into a field of service and support for others.
In addition to staying very busy with family life and therapy, I also enjoy being outside and benefiting from what nature has to offer. I like to hunt and fish (when I can), ride ATV’s, work out, run the occasional competitive race, hike, and finish an occasional wood project.