Jon Skidmore, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Orem, Utah, who believes a sound understanding of how the brain processes trauma, stress, memory, emotion and habits is central to successful therapy.
I consider my office to be the safest, yet most challenging place on the planet. My approach to therapy includes a mix between the practical and the theoretical. I believe that a sound understanding of how the brain processes trauma, stress, memory, emotion and habits is central to successful therapy. Therapy is about retraining the brain. Theoretically I draw from the best of cognitive/behavioral psychology, positive psychology, family systems, psychodynamic/Jungian theory and 12 step recovery to support the type of therapeutic interventions are used in session.
We each have a "song to sing," but do we have the freedom to sing it? We are all performers, but do we have the skills for a great performance? My goal is to provide effective tools and skills in each session that clients can use when they leave the office. Each session is focused on creating health, healing and hope. With compassion, ethics and commitment I coach clients through the struggles of their past and challenges of today towards the "freedom to sing" while on this grand adventure called life.
I work primarily with adults and adolescents. I will see young children only if they are dealing with an anxiety disorder or diabetes. When I work with a child or adolescent, I expect the parents to be highly involved. I work with adults of all ages.