Clients With Whom
Steve Works Well 

Steve is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience treating adolescents and teens. Steve's clinical experiences include work in a variety of outpatient and residential programs with children and adolescents. He completed a doctoral internship at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, and worked for a residential treatment program prior to coming to Second Nature.

Education &
Prior Work Experience

Steve received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tulsa. He has conducted research examining school readiness in preschoolers, evaluation of intervention programs for adolescents, and the outcomes of DUI prevention. Steve's background includes psychological testing and diagnostic formulation as well as individual, family, and group therapy. He typically uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and systems theory interventions in his therapy. He is skilled at working with complex students who require flexible and creative interventions.

Strengths

Steve's clinical experiences include work in a variety of outpatient and residential programs with children and adolescents. He completed a doctoral internship at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, and worked for a residential treatment program prior to coming to Second Nature.

Interests

Steve's professional interests center around transitioning the gap between science and practice in mental health services. Steve is an advocate for incorporating empirically validated treatment, theory, and research into the "art" of therapy. This is especially relevant within the context of wilderness therapy, where a sound empirical approach can truly complement the profound emotional and spiritual impact of the wilderness experience. In his spare time, Steve loves travel, all kinds of music, and being outdoors.