Meet the Therapists

AlanAlan Springer

 

Areas of Specialization

My current work is primarily with couples as they face difficulties in communication, conflict resolution, and loneliness, especially when infidelity or addictive behaviors are part of the challenge. I can help you find the marriage you want, securely connected and safe.

Education

My doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy was earned at Brigham Young University in 1996. Earlier graduate work included a master’s degree in Family Studies from Central Washington University and certification in Counseling Psychology from Eastern Washington University.

Experience

I began my work as a therapist in 1986 after a brief career teaching and counseling in the public schools. I am a member of the Utah State Licensing Board for Marriage and Family Therapy, a past president of the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Utah AMFT), a Clinical Fellow in the American AMFT, and a nationally approved supervisor in the AAMFT. From 2006 until 2012 I was an adjunct professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department of Brigham Young University.

Professional Licensure

Utah License #115972-3902 Marriage and Family Therapist.

Personal Website

http://alanspringer.com/

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Education

I obtained a Ph.D. (Doctorate degree) in Family and Human Development at Utah State University and a M.S. (Master degree) in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University. Other graduate work included a Master of Family and Human Development at Utah State University.

Experience

In addition to my current work as an Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been teaching at the University of Utah for 19 years in Family and Consumer Studies where I teach Human Sexuality, Parent-child Relationships, Human Development, Theories of Development, Adolescent Development, and other Marriage and Family topics. I was also an instructor in the Psychology Department at Salt Lake Community College for 2 years where I taught Marriage and Family courses.

Expertise

I am passionate about helping individuals, marriages, and families find hope and healing. My therapy specialties include: sexuality and intimacy, marriage and pre-marital counseling, grief work, life-cycle transitions, and addiction recovery. It takes great courage to ask for help. Ernest Hemingway said that courage is “grace under pressure.” It is a courageous and graceful process to get help when you feel stuck in the pressures of life. It is my greatest desire to help you move forward in a hopeful direction.

Professional Licensure

Utah License #8417356-3902 Marriage and Family Therapist

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Education

I obtained an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Science Education at Utah State University, and was very fortunate to be a teacher, both at Dixie State College and Snow Canyon High School in St. George, Utah.  In the classroom, I taught basic homemaking and consumer skills, but thrilled to teach Adult Roles and Responsibilities, a course which focused on adult and family relationships. These teaching opportunities fueled my passion to pursue an advanced degree in marriage and family therapy.  I graduated with my MAMFT degree from Argosy University in August 2013.

Experience & Expertise

My own life experiences include:

  •  infertility
  •  adoption
  •  transition to parenthood
  •  dual-earner family
  •  death of a spouse
  •  grief
  •  widowhood and single parenting
  •  dating and remarriage
  •  blended family and family conflict issues

Because of my various personal life challenges, I feel I have much to offer others through the therapeutic process. My goal as a therapist is to assist clients in making lasting changes which lead to love and connection within family relationships.

Professional Licensure

Utah License #8774356-3902. Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Education

I suppose I am considered a “late bloomer”, as I did not discover my career passion until I was an empty nester. While I could list surviving the multiple life transitions from childhood to grandparenthood as my main source of education, this profession requires something a bit more official (Although life has provided me with the bulk of the experience and knowledge that I bring to therapy!) My official education includes graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and receiving a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

Experience

My life experiences and training include:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Distress in Marriage and Parenting Relationships

In my journey, I have come to understand that we all get stuck periodically–in life and in relationships. I believe that all people are basically good, that they are doing the best they can with the tools they possess, and they have within them the answers to the problems in their lives. I am passionate about helping people rediscover their inherent goodness, providing them with new tools, and watching as they discover their innate abilities to reach higher ground. I believe wholeheartedly that trials can refine a person rather than define them, and find deep satisfaction in witnessing the resilience of the human spirit. I believe my life experiences, age, and education combine to allow me a unique perspective that will be instrumental in helping you find connection and healing.

Professional Licensure

Utah License # 9803254-3904 Associate Marriage & Family Therapist