Clinical Experience: Gus has enjoyed working with children and adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings. He most recently completed an internship with a pediatric outpatient medical facility. His clinical experience extends to a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, traumatic stress, suicidal ideation, self-harm and eating disorder. His specialization lies in providing effective treatment for pediatric anxiety, OCD, and behavioral concerns. In addition to therapy, he is well-versed in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments. Gus has conducted assessments for various conditions, such as autism, learning disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders, among others.
Therapeutic approach: While in counseling with Gus, he will focus on understanding you and/or your child’s/teen’s background, environment, and goals to create a personalized treatment plan to help you and/or your child/teen navigate the challenges you both face and live your best lives. Gus relies on evidence-based treatment combined with you and/or your child’s expertise to provide the most effective treatment for you and/or your child’s/teen’s specific challenges. Gus works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework to help you make values-based changes to the way you think, act, and respond to challenges. This may include using Exposure Response Prevention or Inference Based Therapy depending on your needs and preferences. Gus hopes to help you learn to effectively manage problems and move towards the life you want to live.
About Me: In his free time Gus loves to read thrillers, spy novels, and fantasy epics. He also enjoys board games, video games (Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker being an all-time favorite), and spending time with family and friends. Gus also loves exploring, whether hiking and camping here in Utah, or traveling to places he has never been before.