Therapy with Trevor


Personal Statement

I value all life. I value the importance of freedom and intra-personal freedom. I see all of us as doing our best AND, we can work to do better. I think good strategy gives good results. I know we all need to be seen, heard, cared about, and given another try. People can heal, relationships can mend, and we can make it through our most difficult moments.

Therapy is meant to fit your needs. I embrace an integrative approach to psychotherapy. I started practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2002. Over the years and through training, I have developed specialized treatment to address complex challenges. My hope is to help people heal and grow in their lives and relationships. My approach includes kindness, humor, sound strategy and skill implementation.

Below are my primary specializations:

EMDR

Current Trainer, Coach, and Certified Practitioner

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

It's common to seek therapy specifically for EMDR! You might be exploring EMDR for the following reasons:

  • You experienced a trauma or continuation of trauma

  • You experience over-reactions in situations

  • You feel anxious or depressed

  • Experience flashbacks and/or nightmares

  • Feelings of self doubt

  • Feelings of doom and hopelessness

Negative past experiences and trauma can lead to losing the ability to do the things you want to do.

Since practicing EMDR, I have seen people transform their lives by freeing themselves of the blockages that have defined them for way too long.

EMDR is a specialized therapy to address these negative past experiences, trauma, negative core beliefs, heightened body activation, anxiety, depression and performance enhancement.

Here is the EMDR Website for more information:

www.emdria.org

DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Seeking therapy is asking for help. You may be looking for more than a person to nod and say "mmmm hmmm." Just like becoming proficient in public speaking, playing an instrument, or learning a sport, we need tools and teaching. DBT is a pathway to learning these skills. Learning and integrating DBT into your therapy can help you more effectively deal with life's challenges.

DBT is a skills based approach to therapy. The main areas of focus are:


  • Building a Mindfulness Practice

  • Expanding Emotion Regulation

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Getting what you want and need in relationships

  • Walking the Middle Path: This is a process of learning how to find a solution to complex problems

  • Distress Tolerance: Developing skills to manage when life deals you a crisis, trauma or change.

Here is the DBT Website for more information:

https://behavioraltech.org/

Eating Disorder Specialization

I see you as a Warrior!!! If you are currently in your eating disorder, in partial remission or you have recovered, you know the battle can be longer than anticipated. It can be frustrating as you struggle to be feel understood. Friends and family members, although they may be trying their best, are not often ED informed and thus may not know how to support you. You also might not know how to ask for the support you need.

The secrecy around eating disorders or disordered eating is hard to break. It is very vulnerable and personal. If you are seeking help, you have already done a lot of your own research, self help, podcasts, and maybe even therapy.

I am here to help. I arrived at treating eating disorders through a combination of some personal experience, a recognition of the culture we live in, and my experience as a therapist working with individuals struggling with this issue. I began working with Eating Disorder clients in 2012, and in 2015 I joined the team at The Center for Change to fully dedicate myself to this specialty.

Eating Disorder Treatment requires a comprehensive approach. Goals of ED treatment include:

  • Improve body image, decrease body activation and heightened sensitivity

  • Nutrition stabilization

  • Developing a strategy for addressing ED behaviors

  • Helping the client accept and/or change the systems they live within

  • Team approach which can include family, dietitian, medical team, and others as needed

  • A plan to move the Eating Disorder into Remission and ultimately Recovery.

  • For more information on Eating Disorder Treatment you can visit the Center for Change by clicking here: Center for Change

Relationship Development, Support, and Therapy


I am a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). The focus of a LMFT is to navigate the complexities of relationships.

My hope in therapy is to help people overall improve their relationship(s) through creating or restoring a validating environment, finding authenticity, and navigating and strengthening communication strategies.

Overall, relationships can improve, heal, and meet your fulfillment. Together we can work on a strategy to help you find the path for your life and your relationships. I understand that not all relationships are forever. What will matter most is who we are within those relationships.

My therapy approach is based on inclusivity to all varieties of relationships, integration of understanding of trauma, not holding judgment and overall kindness.


Relationship therapy may occur working with or without the other individuals. Some sessions may be individual and some may be conjoint (with another person or persons).


Masters Degree in Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy: CalPoly, San Luis Obispo CA

Bachelor of Science in Psychology: University of Utah

Bachelor of Science in Parks Recreation and Tourism: University of Utah