Jeff Larson, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Primary Therapist

Jeff has worked as a psychotherapist since 2003 and has worked in various roles for Vista for nearly 14 years. Jeff got his start with Vista Magna in 2001 as a direct care staff while completing graduate school at the University of Utah. He completed internships as a therapist for Valley Mental Health's Adolescent Day Care Unit and Wasatch Youth Support Systems. He then worked as a co-therapist for Second Nature Wilderness Program prior to taking a full-time position at Wasatch Youth Support Systems where he provided mental health and substance abuse treatment for at risk teenagers. During this time, Jeff worked as a contract therapist with Life Matters Counseling and as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health evaluator for court referred adolescents. Jeff transitioned from Youth Support Systems and went to work for Avalon Health Care, Inc. as the Department Head of Social Services. After a successful year in health care he returned to his passion by resuming his clinical practice with Vista where he had most recently spent over 11 years as the Clinical Director and as a primary therapist at Vista's transitional living program for young adults.

Jeff focuses heavily on the therapeutic alliance as he believes strongly in the power of relationships. He has experience working with many issues facing today's adolescents including substance abuse, behavioral struggles, mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, trauma and abuse, personality disorders, family discord, bereavement, and identity issues. Jeff has gained a steady reputation as a quality therapist in a referral driven industry, due partly to his strong preference to engage clients in various experiential activities in addition to traditional office therapy. Jeff enjoys running, cross training, basketball, snowboarding, camping, hiking, reading, and spending time with his three beautiful daughters.