I am the oldest of eight children, father of six, grandfather of two, and have been married to the love of my life for almost three decades. I earned a PhD in counseling psychology from Brigham Young University in 1999 and have been working as a licensed psychologist for almost 20 years. I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I love reading the scriptures and learning about the lives of those who wrote them. I enjoy indoor cycling, 80’s music, the beach, and being with family. Our family loves Disneyland and has been there many times. I probably know just about as much about the Happiest Place on Earth as I do about psychology at any given moment. 🙂
Often I get asked if I provide individual counseling sessions, either in person or online. I’m local to Vancouver, Washington and a licensed psychologist in Washington, so I have limits in terms of what types of services I can provide outside of my state. Also, the majority of my practice is in consulting and evaluation, so I don’t do a lot of individual counseling. If you are looking for a Latter-day Saint counselor in your area, I would suggest either contacting your local Family Services office (you can find a list of offices here) or consult the directory of the Association of Latter-day Saint counselors on their website.
However, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have. You can get in touch with me here; thanks!
The book is filled with wonderful nuggets for deeper thought. Almost every paragraph has a thought worth highlighting. The book reads easy, but is filled with areas that provide opportunities for deep introspection. If you need some good quotes for a talk or lesson, you can find them in this book.
I love the author's use of the scriptures mixed with real life examples to teach the principles of spiritual transformation. I have recommended this book to many people already, it is so good. The author's insight from his perspective as a psychologist is really insightful and actionable.
This book is fantastic. I love how it feels like the author is talking directly to you as a friend. Lots of spiritual insights and connections I had never considered before. This book provides good, practical ways to approach anxious thoughts and behaviors in an LDS context.
This book was outstanding. It is practical and inspiring. I love the way it was organized. Each chapter has a question at the beginning, a great discussion and the key concept at the end along with some ideas for self reflection. Only read this book if you are interested in strengthening your spiritual connection and using that connection to endure the bumps in the road and mountains we must climb. I've read it 3 times and given several copies away.
I loved this book. At a time in my life when I am struggling with multiple issues on many levels, the author assisted me in finding much needed insight and perspective. Each key concept is excellent and the questions for self reflection, when sincerely addressed, have brought me to a new level of understanding. I'm truly grateful for this book and highly recommend it.
Excellent book. Very well written and thought out. As I read it, it feels as if someone finally understands me along with some excellent advice. I enjoy the gospel references as it is good to see them from a new perspective. Thank you for your work to help others!
This book has inspired me to embrace my challenges and find joy in everyday living. Dr. Morgan uses his expertise as a psychologist and his passion for the Book of Mormon to teach and guide his reader through trials that inevitably come as a result of living in this world. He reminds us that trials are for our benefit and experience in a loving, uplifting way. Now when I read about Nephi, I have a new set of ideas to apply those scriptures to my life. This book is very readable and the short length encouraged me to apply what I learned right away.
Once again Dr. Morgan has written a thought provoking book. Not only is it filled with priceless nuggets to ponder, but it also teaches how to study and learn more from scriptures. There are questions at the end of each chapter which will lead to spiritual growth.
I've had trouble understanding what my child is experiencing. Having read this book, I now can imagine what leads up to an attack, and what they're experiencing during an attack. It's written in a way that benefits all of us, using examples from the scriptures that we've read together for years (and giving us a new way that we can liken the scriptures to us). Now we can focus together in a more hopeful way on learning to "change the way we think so we can change the way we feel," as his book teaches.
I have two daughters with extreme anxiety and depression that are receiving medication for their condition, and as a result, I have had many anxiety induced moments dealing with them. This book and its principles have brought me peace as I have tried to incorporate into my life. Definitely a life-changer! Thank you!