Justin Stum, MS, LMFT – Licensed Therapist and Counselor
Owner/Clinical Director – Justin Stum Consulting
Private Practice, in practice 20 years; also Clinical Director of local Group Practice, Elevated Counseling and Wellness in St. George, Utah.
Education & Clinical Training
Who is Justin Stum?
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History & Practice
I am a licensed therapist and counselor and owner of my private practice in Saint George, Utah. I have been assisting many men, women, teens, and couples through relationship healing for the past 20+ years. Many of my clients deal with chronic relational conflict, marital issues and infidelity, depression, anxiety, trauma, family complication, and divorce. I have additional clinical training in working with addictions that impact couples and families, such as sexual addiction as well as substance abuse addictions. I have also conducted group therapy for chemical dependency, sexual addiction, and other men’s groups while in practice here in Southern Utah. The aforementioned areas are all areas that I am proficient and deal with weekly with my clients.
I have served as part-time faculty teaching university courses on relationships, spoken at several national and regional conferences, and lead seminars and workshops on relationships. I currently operate and own my own practice and have for many years helping individuals, couples, teens, and families find answers, hope, and healing in themselves and their relationships. I serve clients nationwide and see in-town clients all over Southern Utah including St. George, Washington, Hurricane, La Verkin, Santa Clara, Enterprise, Cedar City and surrounding areas of Utah. At times I will have clients from Mesquite, Nevada and areas outside of Utah.
Stum, J. (2014) Back To School: Stay Connected To Your Teen. A View On Southern Utah, 24-25.
Stum, J. (2014) Depression and Exercise: Restoring Emotional Health and Wellness. A View On Southern Utah, 16-17.
Stum, J. (2010) Perfectionism: Pursuit of The Ideal. LisaKiftTherapy Toolbox.
Stum, J. (2010, Summer) Inseparable Elements of Maturity: Freedom and Responsibility. The Compass, 1,4.
Stum, J. & Roberts, L. (2009, Spring) Co-dependency: The Clownfish Paradox. The Compass, 1,4.
Hench, M. & Stum, J. (2008, Winter) Almost 18 And Ambivalent To Change. The Compass, 3.
Regional Conference Presentations
(2019) Emotional Health and Body Wellness Workshop, St. George Utah. Led and facilitated seminar, Mindfulness: Principles and Practice.
(2016) Emotionally Sound Couple Relationships, St. George Utah. Seminar with Free 2 Feed Women’s group.
(2014) Single, Divorced, & Widowed Mothers Conference, St. George Utah. Led and facilitated seminar, Finding Meaning and Wholeness.
(2013) Washington County School District, St. George Utah. Led and facilitated training and instruction for all counselors in the district on treatment of depression and anxiety with children and teens, Understanding and Treating Depression & Anxiety in Grades K-12.
(2012) Red Hills Wellness Center, St. George Utah. Led and facilitated wellness workshop for individuals in Southern Utah, Becoming Your Authentic Self.
(2011) Southwestern Region Couples Weekend Relationship Retreat, National MS Society, St. George Utah Marriott Hotel. Led and facilitated as primary marriage and family therapist for the two-day seminar and couples retreat for couples.
(2010) Second Nature San Francisco California Regional Conference – Presented theory and research regarding parent-child relationships. Dealing with resistance, conflict, and addictions reviewed and implications for future analysis conducted.
(2009) Second Nature Chicago Illinois Regional Conference – Presented case studies and intervention methodology on working with addiction and re-authoring the Self. Recommendations on clinical intervention via multiple paradigms to facilitate client change and outcomes presented. Outcomes, conclusions, and recommendations for future research presented.
(2008) Second Nature Costa Mesa California Regional Conference – Presented as primacy lecturer/therapist regarding theory on family systems and the significance of couples clinical work as a function of facilitating their adolescent child’s growth while in a therapeutic program. Marital relationships, communication, and work on the Self presented. Outcomes, conclusions, and recommendations for future research presented.
National Conference Presentations
(2008) NATSAP – Presented research in my lecture as a primary presenter at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) in Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 2008. Conducted research on adolescents and the change process while enrolled in inpatient outdoor therapeutic treatment. The role of family therapy when coupled with individual treatment was reviewed. Outcomes, conclusions, and recommendations for future research presented.
(2003) AAMFT – Presented research at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) national conference in Long Beach, California, October 2003. Research conducted regarding couple expectations, retention, and satisfaction with therapeutic process. Implications for practitioners were presented.
Adjunct Faculty Member and Instructor, University of Kentucky
Instructor, Human Sexuality and Intimacy Courses – Academic Year 2004-2005
Member National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
Member American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
Interests & Hobbies
I grew up in the Northwest in a large family. Much of my time is spent hiking and exploring the outdoors with my wife and kids. Challenge and adventure have always been part of what I enjoy so on a typical week you’ll find me meeting up in the early mornings with running friends, hiking a canyon, at one of my kids sporting events, or out with my wife catching a movie or out on an evening walk.
During my personal time, I enjoy trail running (and running ultramarathons), exploring the outdoors, writing, and reading non-fiction and philosophy literature.