Jeff Erickson - MS, LAC ASAT

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Jeff Erickson - LAC ASAT

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Brigham Young University. Jeff then went on to receive his DMD degree in dentistry at the Oregon Health Sciences University. He received his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2022.
Jeff’s passion is working with behavioral addictions and helping clients to understand and address behavioral struggles and progress toward behavioral sobriety.  He entered the field of counseling to focus on helping clients recover from pornography and sexual addictions. He recently invested in obtaining his CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist ). His certification is called (ASAT) because he is an associate therapist. Very few therapists in the state are certified sexual addiction therapists. This means he completed over 120 hours of education and 30 hours of direct supervision to obtain this specialized status.
Jeff also does individual and family counseling. In addition, Jeff is also trained in ART therapy. Jeff’s greatest asset is that he loves people, and he has shifted careers later in life because he wants to help people live “the healthiest and happiest life” they can through therapy.
Jeff has a deep belief in investing in the futures of youth, individuals and families. Jeff and his wife Christine created the T. Golden Foundation in 2016. This foundation performs a variety of charitable projects and has even built a soccer complex called Santos Fields. This foundation has now blessed thousands of soccer playing youth ages 6-18 with opportunities to play competitive soccer at one of the best soccer facilities in Arizona. This is the only all non-Sunday soccer club in the entire state of Arizona. This foundation has also provided scholarships and offers one of the lowest cost competitive soccer programs in the state of Arizona. Their soccer club is called NOS (Never on Sunday) Santos.
Jeff is an author and lecturer. He has written 30 books on a variety of topics. He enjoys speaking, teaching, reading, and writing and any outdoor sport. He is a pickleball enthusiast. He loves watching his children play sports. He is a father of seven children. He and his good wife have been Gilbert/Mesa residents for 25 years and he loves to hike and constantly explore and find new activities in the state of Arizona.