ZACHARY VAN LEEUWEN

AMFT

We all experience difficulties and challenges in our lives that cause us to become stuck. Oftentimes we need some extra help to overcome these times when we feel we have come to a halt or our vision of a bright future has become blurred. Sometimes you don’t know how to pull yourself up from getting unstuck or have tried the same unsuccessful solution over and again. I
can help you find the strengths you need and learn new tools to give you more clarity to live a joyful life again. My motto is, “be the best you can be and be it forever.” I am here to help you
grow and be your best.


I specialize in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Family Therapy, Experiential Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am excited to help you in your
journey so your best hopes for life may become a reality. My greatest desire is to see you achieve a meaningful life, because a meaningful life is a life well-lived.

 

MORE ABOUT ZACH

Pronouns: he/him/his

TREATMENT APPROACH

My approach to therapy is to help you recognize hidden strengths so you can live your life how you desire. I use a very collaborative approach because you know yourself best. We will work together to provide you with the best care possible. I always tell my clients I will give my best; I ask my clients to do the same, growth will happen when you are willing to work and give your best. Oftentimes life throws unexpected challenges at us, we get stuck, and we don’t know how to navigate through them, or our lens of how we desire to live becomes foggy. My goal is to help you develop your strengths and learn new tools to live a joyful life.

SPECIALITIES

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Confidence, Motivation

  • Mental Performance (Athletes)

  • Overall Wellness

AGE OF SPECIALTY

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (12-19)

  • Young Adults

  • Athletes

  • Men

  • Fathers

  • Adults

  • LDS

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

  • Narrative Family Therapy

  • Experiential Family Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Positive Psychology

  • Strength-Based

  • Humanistic

 
Happy Man

“Be the best you can be and be it forever.”

Jeffrey Holland

 

KNOW YOUR THERAPIST

WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Utah State
University and then my master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I began working in the mental health field in 2017 as a dorm counselor at Logan River Academy, a residential treatment center for adolescents. I began working with clients in 2019 at
the Center for Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling at UNLV where I worked with populations that included children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and the Latino community. In 2020 I worked at Next Chapter Therapy in Las Vegas where I provided therapy to clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-confidence, suicidal ideation, lack of motivation, marital conflict, overall wellness, marital conflict, parent-child conflict, and a wide
range of mental health disorders.

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A THERAPIST?

I became a therapist because I love to see growth. It brings me joy helping people progress and see change in their lives. Even when it’s small change and little growth. When people reach their full potential and become the best version of themselves. It is a beautiful process seeing people work hard to live their dreams, learn, grow, and improve.

Each small step toward the person you want to become should be celebrated. I love this quote, “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”

WHAT'S YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?

My approach to therapy is to help you recognize hidden strengths so you can live your life how you desire. I use a very collaborative approach because you know yourself best. We will work together to provide you with the best care possible. I always tell my clients I will give my best; I ask my clients to do the same, growth will happen when you are willing to work and give your best. Oftentimes life throws unexpected challenges at us, we get stuck, and we don’t know how to navigate through them, or our lens of how we desire to live becomes foggy. My goal is to help you develop your strengths and learn new tools to live a joyful life.

WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK OR ASSIGNMENTS DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?

My philosophy on homework is that it helps promote growth and change. When I assign my client homework it is always something small that will help you apply principles you learned in session or it will help you think further about things we discussed in session. It will never be anything that is overwhelming but will be relevant to session and will aid in helping you achieve your best hopes for therapy.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION WITH YOU?

All I ask is that you be you. A big part of my approach to therapy is being true to who I am as a person. I want you to do the same. My goal is to make an environment that is comfortable for
you. Therapy should not be something that is dreaded, but a time that is looked forward to. I am very collaborative in treatment and will go where you want to go on your journey. I am open to feedback to make therapy a process that is fitting and comfortable for you.

 
 

Office: 435-799-5035

Fax: 435-535-3782

115 Golf Course Road Suite E Logan,UT 84321

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