Wayne is a Master's level therapist who received his MS.Ed. in Counselor Education at St. Bonaventure University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He received his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Korean Language with a minor in Political Science. Wayne has worked in law enforcement as well as coaching prior to entering the mental health field.
Wayne values a person-centered approach to the therapeutic relationship while utilizing the evidence-based approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Wayne enjoys working with youth and adult clients and is passionate about creating an environment for clients to create meaningful change. Through his experiences as a former athlete, high school and club coach, and law enforcement investigator, he understands the challenges of performing in high stress environments. Those experiences have influenced Wayne's passion for helping others with anxiety related disorders, including performance anxiety, OCD, and depression.
In his free time, Wayne enjoys playing golf and (recently discovered) pickleball and spending time with his family and dog, Dodger. Wayne is supervised by Kelly Flanagan, LPC-MHSP.
What His Colleagues Say About Him: Dedicated, Kind, Approachable, Optimistic, Jovial, Laid-back