The Evoke Team
Clients Tim Works Well With:
Over the past several years, Tim has been specializing in addictions largely due to his own recovery history. Many substance abuse and process addictions begin with clients medicating underlying disorders requiring an integral treatment approach. Integral psychology is about the whole person, their family, their environment, their belief systems as well body/mind integration. In particular, Tim is interested in clients struggling with existential crises, identity, self-concept and self-expression. These problems manifest in a variety of ways: anxiety, trauma responses, depression, bipolar disorder, attachment issues, personality disorders, and psychosis. Most recently, Tim has pursued trauma treatment certification using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Education & Prior Work Experience:
Tim began working in wilderness therapy as a field instructor, and he feels blessed to have continued that work in wilderness as a therapist. The healing power of wild places combined with integrative wilderness therapy programming is a remarkably powerful experience. Having worked in residential and experiential adventure programs, Tim has a broad experience with dual-diagnosis treatment in a variety of modalities.
Prior to beginning his current doctoral studies in psychology, Tim received a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in computer science from Strayer University and a Masters of Arts in counseling psychology from Prescott College. An intrinsic part of Tim's education has been his personal recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. The service component of 12 step recovery lead him to working as a mental health counselor. Over the past twenty years, Tim has worked with a variety of recovery programs in a variety of capacities: the State Mental Hospital in Austin, Texas to bring 12 step recovery to adolescent and adult patients, bridging the gap programs for incarcerated offenders with addictions returning to society in New York, Wisconsin and Montana, and with the federal probation office in Montana as a mentor for parolees.
Curiosity is the engine that drives Tim's desire to understand consciousness, the complexity of living in the modern world, and how humans adapt to various stressors and challenges. He loves learning and finding himself amazed regularly at what his clients teach him about the human condition. Tim's background as a yoga instructor allows him to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into therapy. Over the past couple of years, he has added guided imagery and guided meditations to individual and group techniques as a method of stress reduction and cognitive reprocessing. The integration of science and spirituality is the focus of his counseling philosophy and the basis of his current doctoral work at Cal Southern University.
For health and fitness, Tim enjoys yoga, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing, and exploring wild places. For other fun Tim plays chess, dances Argentine tango, reads incessantly and looks at lots of different kinds of maps.