SEASON #2 - HOST INTRODUCTIONS
Hometown & Places Lived: I was born in Guatemala. I have lived in Los Angeles, Seattle, Missouri, and now Utah
Academic Training: Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA in 2009
Profession License/Certification: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Approach/Interests: My motto "When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." I will do my best to sit with you in your distress. I will listen to you and check in frequently to make sure I understand your story. I will be open to learn from you. I will continue to seek out training, resources, and experiences that will help us both. I will do my best to always be human, show you compassion and empathy. You will have a space that you know you can return to when you need or want to.
Counseling Center Responsibilities: I work with individuals, couples, families, I train Master's level therapists in training and I am the Training Clinical Director for our center.
Other Interests: I am a first-generation college graduate. I am Weber State Alumni, class of 2006. I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a mentor, an adviser, a social justice advocate. I love sports. I love movies and books that inspire me. I AM ME AND I AM HERE!
Hometown & Places Lived: Miami, FL; Haiti; Las Vegas, NV; and Utah
Academic Training: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Utah State University, 2020
Profession License/Certification: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Approach/Interests: As a first-generation Haitian-American Marriage and Family Therapist I believe in the immensity of intersectionality, which emphasizes how various intersecting identities we embody such as our race, culture, gender, sexuality and religion influence how we engage one another and the world around us. Through my use of the strength-based approaches of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I focus on helping individuals, couples, and families understand the power of attachment, and how the complex relationships we engage in with one another influence our emotional wellbeing and concept of self. Beyond my clinical interest in helping individuals, couples, and families reconcile and heal their attachment injuries; I am passionate about working with and advocating for underrepresented populations in accessing and receiving appropriate mental health services.
Counseling Center Responsibilities: Therapist, providing mental health services, and outreach for diverse and underrepresented populations.
Other Interests: Spending time with my family and good friends, working out (slaying them weights),
anti-racist activism, reading, comedy, religion, and spirituality.
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