David Skiles, CMHC

About Me

I have always wanted to help people since I was little. I find great satisfaction in helping others find greater relief, self-compassion, and joy in their life. I believe that each person needs to experience a warm, accepting, and non-judgmental relationship that can unlock new perspectives and their own capacity for healing. I specialize in treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and the emotional, spiritual, social, and/or attachment wounds that often drive them. I have been married since 2012 and we have 3 beautiful children. I enjoy spending time with family, reading, playing video-games and board games, and outdoor recreational activities. I also enjoy learning new things. I currently work full-time with Wasatch Behavioral Health in the Men's Outpatient substance use treatment program (https://www.wasatch.org/). I also meet with clients part-time in private practice (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/david-skiles-south-jordan-ut/1287593).

Education & Experience

I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2019 and have worked in an outpatient substance use treatment program at a community behavioral health agency since then. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, needs, and goals ranging from every-day life stressors to serious mental illness and posttraumatic stress in individual, group, and couples therapy settings. I completed EMDR basic training in September 2021 and also have training in acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I received my Bachelor's in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University in 2014.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Mental Health Counselor's Association Utah Mental Health Counselor's Association

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Group


  • English
  • Spanish


Regence, Select Health