I have been working in the substance use disorder treatment field since 2006. While I started my career with the goal of doing custody evaluations, I quickly realized that I had an interest in addiction and have found myself to be an effective helping professional in this area. While I do very little direct service work these days, I see the world through the therapies I’ve practiced, including Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and various forms of Mindfulness. I oversee treatment provision through quality improvement processes, clinical supervision, and training.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me trying to trick my children and friends into joining me in some physical activity; generally cycling. I’m a rabid cyclist and also enjoy running, swimming, hiking, and generally being outside (when it’s not terribly cold, and even then…).
Making a choice to help others can be easy…
…but often helping oneself is not. Therapy is not rocket science, but it does take real motivation and effort. There is no magic pill; no simple fix. Often, my clients spend years – if not decades – getting themselves into a pinch and getting out almost always requires a little discomfort and some work; sometimes…a lot of work. For most people, I believe there is a way out.
434 S. 500 E.
Salt Lake City, UT. 84102
I bounce around a lot, but most days you can find me at the First Step House Outpatient Facility. Come say what’s up!