About TJ VanMarter
I have been practicing therapy and mental health counseling in a variety of settings since 2010. I began my career working with athletes in managing pre-performance anxiety, enhancing self-confidence, setting goals, and working through life stressors.
In addition, I had the opportunity to provide individual and group therapy at an inpatient mental institute counseling patients working through substance abuse and psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
My career evolved into working with children and young adults with autism and other developmental disorders through behavior therapy. In 2016, I become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I use my experience as a behaviorist in my practice to assist families in creating long-lasting positive behavior change for children and improving upon interpersonal skills between parent and child.
Overall, I have a bevy of experience working with individuals and families with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, and significant life changes. I ensure a non-judgmental, comfortable environment to openly discuss personal issues while providing education about surrounding problems and collaboratively working to improve emotions, positively change behaviors, and increase overall well-being. The therapeutic relationships is paramount in our time together. I want my clients to feel like they can comfortably share their experiences as detailed as possible. I know in my experience in therapy, that relationship was necessary, or treatment would be ineffective.
PERSONAL NOTE – I like to talk about the importance of a work/life balance with my clients, and I try to model that for all of my clients.
Here is a little about me:
I grew up in the Phoenix/Metro area. My hometown means much to me, and I love the opportunity to talk about its culture, activities, and livelihood. Much of my values and positive attitude were shaped as a result of my upbringing. I still have good friends and family there and love to visit from time to time.
I am a devoted husband to my lovely wife and father to four beautiful children. When I’m not providing support for clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing board games, zoos and amusement parks, and watching sports.
While I make my therapy sessions about the client, you can ask me about any of my personal experiences.
- Behavior Analyst Certification Board
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – CAMFT Member (Member# 112794)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #115577)
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BACB #1-16-22082)
- Masters Degrees – Argosy University
- Counseling Psychology
- Sports/Exercise Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts Degree – Arizona
- Social and Behavioral Sciences