Travis is a licensed clinician and motivational leader with over fifteen years of experience providing direct care services and crisis management for struggling teens, young adults, and their families. Travis has worked as a therapist and program administrator in a variety of settings including wilderness, residential, and transitional living. As the Clinical Director at Dragonfly Transitions, Travis is focused on motivating change at both the individual and organizational level.
He completed his clinical internship with Adams State University where he earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition, Travis holds a certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He completed a yearlong training and clinical consultation focused on depth-oriented sandplay and expressive art therapy and was the recipient of a national award from the American Horticultural Therapy Association for his contribution toward developing a neurosequential approach to therapeutic garden design. Travis has also published research and presented at national conferences on the integration of nature-assisted therapy, neurodevelopment, and trauma informed care.
His therapeutic approach and programmatic leadership places a high regard on the power of choice and life-long learning. This is evident not just in the way that Travis works with individuals and families, but also in the way he fosters a work environment that values creativity, professional growth, and innovation.
In his free time, Travis enjoys playing music, soaking in mountain hot springs, and working in the garden with his wife and two children.