Jamie Ahern, LCSW
Originally from Minnesota, Jamie Ahern found himself out West in search of more mountains and trout streams. He has been a mental health therapist since 2011, working in wilderness therapy and community mental health with diverse populations. Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Utah after earning his Bachelor’s in Human Services from Black Hills State University and then a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
Jamie has further pursued training in EFT, EMDR, DBT, and CBT in efforts to best serve his wilderness families. Over his years of clinical experience, he found his niche working with adolescent males with trauma, emotional regulation issues, ADHD, executive functioning challenges, anxiety, depression, substance use, technology overuse, learning differences, and the like.
Jamie is a warm and inviting therapist with a passion for helping young people and families in need. He strives to establish a non-judgmental and mutually respectful therapeutic relationship with his students and works very closely with their families, supporting them during their child’s stay and inviting them to challenge their own patterns.
Jamie wholeheartedly believes in and is passionate about the healing power, growth opportunities and excitement found in the outdoors. His free time is spent with his wife in pursuits such as fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and skiing. He also enjoys tying flies, playing the banjo, and spending time with his dogs.
Area of specialty includes: Trauma / Relationships / Emotional Regulation / ADHD /
Executive Functioning Skills / Digital Media Overuse / Anxiety / Depression /
Substance Use / Learning Differences.
- Bachelor’s in Human Services from Black Hills State University
- Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Utah
- Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and
- Positive Psychology