Professional Counselor, Intern
Spencer graduated from BYU with a Psychology major is currently attending George Fox University to get a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Spencer has previous experience as an intern for a anti-human trafficking organization, mentoring internship teams at the world’s largest university based social impact organization, and as a court ordered supervisor for high conflict separations and divorces.
Spencer was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon church. Spencer has left that faith, and is passionate about working with individuals who have been raised in, or are currently transitioning out of high demands religions.
Spencer believes that people are doing the best they can with the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and examples they have available to them. Therapy is a place where new ways of thinking and behaving can be explored and implemented. Spencer believes therapy is a place to be heard, affirmed, challenged, and to become closer to an idealized version of yourself.
Spencer’s theoretical model is multimodal. His approach to counseling is based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT) Soultion Focused Brief therapy, and multicultural-feminist theories.
Spencer is supervised by Kelle DeBruin.