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Dr. Jake Andreason, DHA, LCMHC, NCC, NASM-CPT, NASM-CNC

Finding Hope in Every Situation

I am the owner and operator of BlueTheory Counseling. Formally, I am

a doctor of health administration, I hold a license in Utah as a Clinical

Mental Health Counselor, and I am a National Certified Counselor. 

I have successfully treated many different areas within mental health, but what is important to know is that I build my practice on connecting to people. Therapy in the wrong setting, or working with the wrong person, can feel scary and confusing. I continually work to build confidence by establishing communication from start to finish. This means that we talk about what the concerns are, how treatment will work, how to effectively use coping skills, and how to see success. As a therapist, it is my opinion that you should never go into therapy not knowing what the plan is or what tools are available to help. It is also my opinion that therapy is there to challenge you, but should never push you into something that you aren't ready for. If you are pushed too hard too fast, or pushed the wrong way, the situation could get worse.  

In getting to know me personally, I have two amazing kids, I love rock music, and I love muscle cars! Mustangs are the best! I also have other hobbies with drawing and being outdoors. 

Your success is what matters, and finding a therapist you can trust is crucial! Therapy should always be about finding hope! Hope gives us motivation that things can get better. 

Education, Licenses, & Certifications

  • Doctor of Health Administration

  • Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - DOPL 7863640-6004

  • National Certified Counselor - NBCC 347184

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

Specializations

Adult Therapy

  • Highly trained in multiple theoretical orientations including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and existential therapy

  • Successfully treated areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, anger management, work related concerns, adult ADHD, and many others 

  • Highly trained in treating multiple forms of addiction to include substance use disorders as well as behavioral addictions such as sex/pornography

  • Specific training in treating multiple forms of trauma utilizing eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR)

Couples Therapy

  • Highly trained in multiple couples therapy orientations such as Gottman therapy and emotionally focused therapy

  • Successfully completed the 3rd level of Gottman therapy training

  • Expertise in assessing the strength of relationships, quality of the attachment/bonding, and communication difficulties

  • Highly trained in utilizing a structured approach to couples counseling with the use of materials and hands on tools to help

  • Expertise in helping work through addiction issues as a couple as well as overcoming traumatic events such as affairs

  • Highly specialized in treating couples grief. I have worked with many couples trying to manage the stress of significant loss such as the death of a child, miscarriage, or stillborn. It can be incredibly helpful to do this as a couple by learning skills to understand grief and support one another. 

Teen Therapy

  • Highly trained in theoretical orientations including cognitive behavior therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, experiential therapy, and sand tray therapy

  • Successfully treated teens of all different backgrounds and issues

  • Expertise in building trust, making therapy fun, and finding ways to connect teens to families

  • Highly experienced in areas of attachment and family therapy

  • Success in treating developmental disorders such as autism and social skill issues

  • I'm pretty good at knowing most music, video games, movies, and more

Child Therapy

  • Highly trained in utilizing multiple forms of play therapy with the use of artwork, board games, video games, sand tray therapy, etc. 

  • Successfully treated kids with severe behavioral issues, autism, ADHD, social skill issues, depression, high anxiety, and school issues

  • My approach is to first accurately diagnose. Too many kids are misdiagnosed and immediately put on the wrong medication. It's critical we know the reason why the behavior is there. 

  • Highly trained in utilizing hands on coping skills. We practice these in session and transfer that over to goals at home. 

  • Expertise in working on attachment issues having worked heavily in adoption and foster care

  • Expertise in family therapy and parenting approaches

Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching

  • Experience integrating confidence building into the practice of healthy goals. No shaming allowed to achieve success. 

  • My approach is to outline healthy eating and exercise patterns while still enjoying what you love. If you're not having fun, it's not worth it. 

  • Specific approaches are used to stabilize your core, strengthen support muscles, and apply full range of movement. This will give you the foundation to achieve bigger goals without getting injured. 

  • Healthy goals have nothing to do with weight. They have everything to do with how good you feel, how strong you are, and the amazing feeling of confidence working through the process. 

Clinical Specializations
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