Jacob Gibson, Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah

Jacob Gibson, PhD, LMFT

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I am a growth minded family therapist, committed to supporting parents & teens, young adults, and adults overcome challenges and be their best Self through a variety of effective modalities.

In my 20 years as a family therapist, I've worked with clients at a faith-based university clinic, teenage residential treatment, outpatient child-trauma-focused clinic, and now in my own private practice. Each of these settings had their own primary focus and specialty modalities that have prepared me to provide for the needs of my current clients. I practice from a Cognitive Behavioral foundation, integrating a focus on understanding emotions, and educating my clients on the brain-body-mind interactions, so they are empowered to be in control of their responses to in-the-moment stressors. I am formally trained in EMDR, IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback, and the MTQ family of mental toughness questionnaires.

Throughout the process of clinical work and no matter the presenting problem, I challenge my clients to formally understand who they are and to begin creating who they want to be. This is a formal and defined process where clients specifically identify their value systems and their vision for the future. A large part of this process is understanding their relationships, because we only understand ourselves in relation to others; "how am I the same, and how am I different?". With a solid and honest understanding of who they are, and naming who they want to be, people gain a greater sense of Self and peace. With increased peace, they will claim the confidence, strength, and drive to develop the life of Wellness they are looking for by coming to therapy.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Mindset Mastery
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Iasis Neurofeedback
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Adopted Children
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
Self-Pay Only
United Healthcare
Uofu Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Loma Linda University
PhD - Marital & Family Therapy
Loma Linda University
MS - Marital & Family Therapy
Brigham Young University
BS - Psychology