Nathan Van Dyke

Provides

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Workshops & Presentations

Specializations

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Process Addictions (gambling, pornography, sex, etc.)

  • Trauma-Informed Care

  • Crisis Work

  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation

  • Professionals in Recovery

  • Drug & Alcohol Clinical Evaluations

  • Evidence-Based Mindfulness and Meditation Interventions

  • The Neuroscience of Addiction and Trauma

Certifications

    • Licensed Certified Social Worker (CSW)

    • Licensed Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC)

    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

    • Mind Body Bridging (MBB)

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

    • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

    • SMART Recovery Facilitator

    • Member of the National Association of Social Workers

    • Member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals

    • Member of the Association of Utah Substance Abuse Professionals

    About Nathan Van Dyke

     

    I completed the Advanced Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training Certificate Program in 2014 and graduated with a Master of Social Work, with a special focus on mental health disorders, in 2022, achieving a 4.0 GPA. I have been personally involved in the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental
    illness since 2001 and have been a proud member of the recovery community since that time. I am a passionate advocate for those suffering from addiction and comorbid mental health conditions. I have shared
    my personal story and presented on the complexity of these afflictions in churches, prisons, schools, and at
    professional conferences.

    I have been a proud staff member of Red Willow Counseling and Recovery since early 2019 and presently hold a leadership position as the Intensive Outpatient Program Clinical Director.
    As a person in long-term recovery from addiction and mental illness, I hold an intimate understanding of the
    unique horrors associated with these diseases. My broad experience in cultivating and applying the skills
    required for sobriety, as well as the maintenance of mental and emotional wellbeing, has allowed me to help
    many individuals find long-term recovery through both clinical training and empathetic personal experience.

    I am conversant in the various evidence-based and spiritual approaches that support addiction and mental
    health recovery, and I am specifically knowledgeable about contemporary scientific research about how
    addiction and trauma impact the brain, as well as how neurological damage results in inexplicable behavioral
    changes that cause suffering to both the ill person and their loved ones. Raising awareness about the
    biological changes that addiction and mental illness cause to the body is something that naturally assists in
    reducing the ugly stigma attached to these disorders (the shame, of which, has a very long history, stemming
    from culturally-enmeshed moralistic judgement, even of oneself).

    I enjoy working with challenging clients whose primary issues are rooted in addiction and often inextricably
    connected to the underlying symptoms of mental and emotional imbalance. I have a long history of activism in
    spreading awareness of the biological-drivers of these ailments and how to reverse the damage done to the
    brain in order to find hope, normalcy, and happiness in life. I especially relish working with people who have a
    history of chronic relapse and have undergone multiple treatment episodes (as I have).

    I’m an avid independent film buff and dedicated attendee of the Sundance Film Festival every winter. In the
    spring and summertime, I can often be found somewhere high atop the beautiful Utah mountains, camping in
    the great outdoors. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, however. As leaves transform into a beautiful,
    brightly-colored canvas, it’s a natural reminder that death and the shedding of parts that no longer serve us
    may be required in order for us to make way for the rebirth of new blossoms that will sway in the wind with
    full vibrance and newfound resilience.