My Care Philosophy
My care philosophy aligns with the objectives of any medical provider—to alleviate my patients’ suffering, encourage autonomy, and improve their lives by implementing available evidence-based approaches that work for the individual patient. I believe that true healing is built on the foundation of relationships and communication. I aim to work with my patients towards recovery, resilience, and fulfillment while empowering them as active participants in their own health care.
Why I Chose Mental Health
I chose to focus my career on mental health because all aspects of health and wellness improve with the promotion and maintenance of a healthy, balanced mind. For the past ten years, I’ve worked in the mental health field. I mentored at a residential treatment facility for teen-age boys focusing on self-esteem through fitness and mental awareness before starting nursing school. My experiences as an LPN and RN were at an in-patient psychiatric hospital. I graduated with my DNP in psychiatric-mental health from the University of Utah. When I heard about Serenity and their progressive mental health care, I jumped at the chance to join their team.
Interests & Activities
I was born and raised in Utah County. My wife and I are attempting to raise three little girls. Outside of work, besides spending time with my family, I enjoy weightlifting, building things, woodworking, detailing cars, and traveling. One of my favorite traveling adventures involved a medical aid rotation in Samoa.