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Dr. Brock S.

PhD, LMFT

Where Compassion Meets Action

Meet Dr. Brock: an experienced Marriage and Family therapist who’s passionate about helping you get unstuck, create real change, and feel better about yourself and about your life. He can help you improve your communication with your partner, deepen your connections, gain clarity about what you truly need to be happy and well, and create an effective plan for reaching your goals.

Therapist Overview

Hi, I’m Dr. Brock. For over ten years, my passion has been helping people build happy, healthy relationships and achieve their most meaningful goals. I believe that everyone has the potential to grow in profound and positive ways, and being of service to people who are on a mission of growth is my purpose. 

My approach combines compassion with action. I work to honor who you are as a person to help you feel safe and supported throughout our work so you can create deep and long-lasting change. I will approach our work in a collaborative way that is tailored to who you are as a person and what works best for you. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me. Whether you’re interested in marriage and family therapy, individual therapy, or in coaching, my hope is that I can help you grow stronger, happier, and more connected to the people who matter most to you. 

Here’s how I can help:

Couples Therapy and Relationship Coaching

If you would like to improve your connection with your partner, strengthen your communication, or increase satisfaction in your relationship, then couples therapy or relationship coaching would be a great fit. We can work together to get your relationship on the trajectory that you want, whether you are dating, newly married, or you’ve been together for over 30 years. 

I will help you both feel more loved and supported, and more confident in your ability to care for each other in the ways you each need it the most. 

Here are a few goals we could focus on:

  • Creating healthier communication
  • Laying the groundwork for a happy marriage in premarital counseling
  • Healing and repairing trust after a betrayal or affair 
  • Deepening the emotional bond between you and your partner
  • Healing relational wounds so you can move forward, united and free 
  • Breaking old patterns and creating new ones that help you meet each other’s needs
  • Developing routines and rituals to connect and support one another
  • Creating a balanced partnership to manage parenting and household responsibilities 
  • Improving sexual intimacy and satisfaction  
  • Discernment: helping you make decisions about the future of your relationship

For couples therapy, I use an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) lens, helping you identify and address the deeper emotional roots of conflict. This work helps you both feel understood, appreciated, and cared for, which makes day-to-day relationship issues easier to resolve. I supplement EFT with strategies and interventions from the Gottman Method of couples therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Couples Therapy. All of these modalities are evidence-based and allow you to develop skills and tools that can improve your relationship. 

These approaches serve as the foundation of our work together, but my main focus is on you, your partner, and the unique dynamics of your relationship. 

Relationship Coaching

In relationship coaching, I’ll take a more action-oriented approach that’s focused on your goals, helping you assess the strengths and challenges in your relationship, and build new relationship skills that help you both feel more loved and connected.  

Learn more about the differences between couples counseling and relationship coaching and which approach is right for you.

Individual Life Coaching

If you are interested in working toward specific goals, growing as a person, and leading a more happy and fulfilled life, then individual coaching is an excellent option. 

Coaching allows me to be a little more directive, and more focused on concrete action in our work together. In coaching, we’ll work together to distill your goals and create an effective plan of action to achieve them. 

Here are a few of the goals we could address in life coaching:

  • Feeling greater personal fulfillment 
  • Achieving your professional goals
  • Healing and moving forward after a breakup or divorce
  • Relieving stress
  • Living in the present authentically
  • Improving your relationships with yourself and others
  • Improving your health, fitness, and lifestyle
  • Growing as a spouse, parent, or friend
  • Achieving work-life balance

In coaching, I draw on a variety of evidence based practices (including tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, or Internal Family Systems Therapy) to find the strategies that help you get results.

Parent Coaching

Working with a parent coach can help you manage your stress and find more joy in the parenting process, and it can have a positive impact on the trajectory of your children’s lives for decades to come. 

I can help you learn effective parenting skills to connect more deeply with your children, create secure attachments and a healthy home environment, and find effective ways to manage difficult behaviors. I can also help you co-parent with a partner or a former partner as an effective team.  

Dating Coaching

As a dating coach, I can help you explore what you need from a partner and from a relationship, and find strategies to connect with the right person for you. In addition to helping you navigate the modern dating scene, I’ll help you understand your past relationship patterns and learn healthy relationship skills so you can build meaningful connections that last.

Individual Therapy

I also have extensive experience working with individual therapy clients, helping them to manage the symptoms of mental health conditions and find healthy ways to reduce stress. My training as a Marriage and Family Therapist gives me a more systemic perspective on individual mental health and emotional wellbeing that is holistic and responsive to all parts of you. 

Here are some goals we can focus on in therapy:

  • Finding relief from anxiety
  • Healing from PTSD or other traumas 
  • Reducing and managing depression  
  • Managing stress
  • Improving your self-esteem and self-love
  • Growing and adjusting as a parent
  • Healing from grief and loss 
  • Faith or spirituality crises 
  • Managing relationships, with friends, family, and more. 

My foundation for individual therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is backed by a large body of research. This approach helps you gain insight into your thought patterns and emotions, while empowering you to alter them to feel more clear and content in your daily life. 

I often pair CBT with other evidence based practices, depending on your unique needs and goals. We may use tools from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, or others. Whatever change you would like to create, we can develop a strategy that works for you.

I am licensed to provide therapy to clients in Utah, and coaching to clients located across the U.S. and internationally. 

About Me

I was born and raised in Indiana and earned my B.S. in Psychology from Ball State University, my M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University, and my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. I am a fully-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah and I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been a practicing clinician for 10 years. I have also published research on therapy and I am a professor who teaches masters-level courses to help train the next generation of therapists. 

I now live in Minnesota with my wife, our son, and our cat named Leo. We enjoy spending time outdoors, fixing up our house, and spending time with family.

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