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Jay Tatum | Paradigm Malibu

JerRon Tatum is an Associate Marriage Family Therapist who holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology/Psychology) from Utah State University and a Master’s degree in Counseling, with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy, from the University of Phoenix. He has extensive experience with teens and their families in school, out-patient, and residential settings, where he as had the opportunity to work with adolescents in individual therapy, group therapy, behavioral intervention services, trauma recovery, and substance abuse and dependency counseling. His clinical interests include providing culturally competent treatment to teens whose mental health is impacted by academic and sports pressures, divorce and family conflicts, grief and loss, bullying and trauma, and to those experiencing teen anxiety and depressive disorders. JerRon’s approach is informed by a variety of therapeutic theoretical orientations including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Trauma-focused CBT, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). As a former teen, college, and professional athlete, he is passionate about helping adolescents discover their own strength and to use their unique qualities to create a more fulfilled life.

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