I feel blessed and honored to wake up each day and be of service to others. I’ve worked for more than ten years at LIFE Counseling Center in Nampa, Idaho, where I have occupied several positions through the years including Clinician, Director of Psychological Services (Assessment and Evaluation), Counseling Services Director and presently as Clinical Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, learning disorders, as well as severe and persistent mental illness. My research interests include the stigma of mental illness, rural mental health, behavioral and psychological factors in obesity, positive psychology, and human potential.
My theoretical orientation is grounded in Rogerian and Maslovian approaches to human change and growth.
I am happily married to the love of my life, Traci, and I have three wonderful girls. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my family and doing activities with them. As an alpine skier and snowboarder, I really enjoy my time skiing with my family. Other interests include, camping, hiking, mountain biking, photography, and running.
Education: Dr. Wright completed his undergraduate degrees in psychology and Spanish at Montana State University-Bozeman. He also holds a master’s degree and doctorate degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver.
He completed his doctoral practicum training at The Children’s Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Denver, Colorado and at the University of Denver Learning Disorders and Neuropsychology Clinic as well as at El Centro de las Familias, a specialty mental health center in Denver. Dr. Wright completed his clinical internship and residency at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Professional Presentations: Dr. Wright has presented on mental health stigma and discrimination in Mexican Americans at the 2012 American Psychological Association National Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Awards: Dr. Wright was awarded the 2015 National Head Start Association’s Sargent Shriver Excellence in Community Service Award for Region 10 (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) for the many years of providing care to children and families that participate in the Head Start program in western Idaho. Dr. Wright is also recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Teaching: Dr. Wright has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology as well as the Counselor Education Program at Northwest Nazarene University. He has been a clinical site supervisor for practicum and intern students from Idaho State University, Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, Liberty University, Adams State University as well as others.