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John Chidester

LCSW

Populations Served: Adults

Philosophy

John believes that through our struggles in life there is always a silver lining and something we can take to learn and grow as individuals. There is always some hope to be found and goals to work towards. Never lose hope for a better today and tomorrow.

Education and Professional Background

John Graduated from Weber State University with a BSW in 2008 and MSW from the University of Utah in 2010. John has worked as an out-patient therapist for Children and Youth and Adults, and as a member of the crisis response team for 1 year while at DBH. John also worked for 2 years in Hospice and Home Health as a Case Manager and Chaplain for Legacy Healthcare. John is currently the Clinical Director of the Crisis Recovery Unit Adult Residential Program.

Personal Interests

Attending Sporting Activities, Fly-Fishing, Baseball, Attending Concerts and Music Performances, and Playing his Guitar.

Specialties

Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bipolar
Borderline Personality Disorder
Depression
DBT – Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
Dissociative Identity Disorder
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Family Counseling
Grief/Loss
Guilt
Major Life and Family Changes
Mood Disorder
Personality Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Self-Harm
Sexual Trauma
Shame
Stress Management