Chad Stark, CMHC
Chad Stark Counseling, LLC
Adults & Adolescents (age 13+):
Academic Performance & Motivation, Anger Management, Anxiety, Christian/Spiritual Counseling, Depression, Domestic Violence, Gender Identity, Parent/Child Conflict, Self-Harm, Self-Worth, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation
Chad completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Family Science. He went on to a Master of Arts in Education from University of Phoenix followed by a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Chad has worked at a psychiatric hospital as part of a team to provide stabilization and assessment for teens, and therapy for them and their families. He also worked as a therapist for teens and their families at a residential treatment center. Prior to working with teens he provided assessment and therapy for adults struggling with substance abuse, addictions, and domestic violence. He loves education and has worked at the university level as an adjunct faculty member, director of curriculum development, academic counselor and counseling manager, and as a seminary teacher for the LDS church.
Chad was born and raised not too many miles from Aspire and actually sang at the ground breaking of Northridge High just across the street. Since the time he took his first course in Family Science during his freshman year at Brigham Young University, he wanted to be a counselor. He majored in Music/Dance/Theatre at BYU and wanted to go to Broadway before finding his connections to the helping professions. He loves the arts, especially musical theatre, and even met his wife at a musical audition in high school. He enjoys reading adventure/sci-fi/fantasy books, movies, golf, hiking, and spending time with his wife and four daughters.
Chad accepts self pay and clergy-assisted payment, along with the following insurances: • Blue Cross Blue Shield • DMBA out of Network • PEHP
I believe that people, unlike objects, can make choices. Those choices are often limited by a lack of knowledge, ability, and how connected we feel to other people. When we increase knowledge about our thoughts, our emotions, our motivations, how other people think, relationship principles, and all true principles we increase our choice options. When we increase our ability to cope with distress, manage emotions, communicate with others, listen, advocate for self appropriately, and use other functional skills, we increase our choice options. When we choose to connect with other people in real and healthy ways we have a reason to use our increased knowledge and skill. I believe in working with clients to create a therapeutic environment that is most conducive to successful outcomes and better choices, because I believe in the client’s ability to choose and my ability to help.