About Me

I am a mental health therapist, a licensed clinical social worker with 28 years of experience.

My general approach to working with people is commonly called person-centered. I believe most people are the best experts on their own lives. People I work with usually tell me what is going on with them and what they would like to be different. I make sure I understand them and then assist them to explore options for making things better and/or coping with things as they are.

I create a judgment-free zone for the people I work with. I share ideas and tools that might be helpful based on my years of experience and knowledge as a therapist.

I have extensive knowledge of and experience utilizing and sharing “evidenced-based” practices, which simply means therapies and strategies that have been shown by research to be effective for dealing with certain problems.

My many years of experience include working with people who have depression, anxiety, problems regulating their emotions, personality disorders, substance addictions, relationship problems, and a variety of psychotic disorders.

I have bachelor's degrees in English and social work from Weber State University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Utah. I have post master’s degree training in advanced mental health and substance abuse treatment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7567279-3501 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Jack for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Jack was very attentive, knowledgable and provided helpful insight and suggestions to help me cope and address the issues I was looking to work on