Clients Tim Works Well With:
Many young adults struggle with identity: self-concept, self-expression, and individuation. These existential crises are a particular interest for Tim, who came to psychology by way of philosophy. Using an Integral Psychology approach, Tim incorporates various modalities in treating anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, attachment issues, personality disorders, and dual diagnoses. Tim also regularly works with trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), substance use with Motivational Interviewing, 12-step, and mindfulness based recovery methods. Integral Psychology is a theoretical framework that involves the whole person, including the neurological or physiological basis for disorders, the subjective anomalies of the individual, family systems, cultural influences, and the meaning and values of the clients.
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 BS in computer science magna cum laude from Strayer University and an MA in counseling psychology from Prescott College. In 2005, he completed yoga teacher training in Montana and offered free community classes. In a nonprofessional capacity, he has worked with incarcerated offenders in bridging the gap programs in New York, Wisconsin, and Montana and with the Federal Probation office in Montana as a mentor for parolees. Tim has over twenty years of sobriety in personal recovery.
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.