Jett, better known as Cutter, grew up in the small town of Breckenridge, Texas before attending Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Family Psychology. While at Hardin-Simmons, he worked with a variety of clients including college students, adults, children, and couples.
Cutter has training and experience working with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, life-adjustment, eating disorders and substance abuse. He tailors his approach to each individual client and believes the client-therapist relationship is vital to achieving change. Cutter is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is utilized to treat anxiety-based disorders including PTSD, emotional/sexual trauma, and negative beliefs about oneself.
Additionally, Cutter has training and experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a unique, evidence based approach that aims to help clients to alter the way they experience their emotional pain and distress in order to focus their attention and efforts on living a life consistent with their values and goals. Research has demonstrated that ACT is an effective treatment for depression, chronic pain, anxiety, OCD, and substance abuse.
When working with couples and families he uses Bowenian, structural, Prepare and Enrich and Gottman-based perspectives to identify the larger issues that need addressing. His graduate studies involved an emphasis in couples and family counseling. Cutter has experience working with a number of different types of relationships including traditional marriage, polyamory, open relationships, and LGBTQ.
Cutter has worked in neuropsychology clinics providing psychological assessment services in addition to psychotherapy. He is proficient in performing psychological and personality assessments as an adjunct to therapy which helps him better understand unique situations. Cutter also sought specialized training in the treatment of young children utilizing Play Therapy and can work with children as young as 4 years old.
In his free time, Cutter enjoys grilling and cooking for his friends. He particularly enjoys trying new and interesting food. He also enjoys board games with friends, which he feels are a fun and interesting way to interact with and appreciate the company of others!