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Preferred Name: Val

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am an older gentleman. I have, lie you, experienced trauma and resolved it. I served in the US Army in Vietnam as an infantry soldier and was wounder there, receiving the Purple Heart award. Trauma can take the joy from life, but is usually very treatable. EMDR is amazing and usually fairly easy and quick.

Education & Experience

Master's degree in Applied Economics from Utah State University; Master's degree in Social Work from University of Southern California. Certified in EMDRIA, training in Internal Family Therapy, Several years working with inmates and addiction recovery.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Veterans Administration's Vet Center

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Call and ask