Jayson Carmona, MS, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Jayson focuses on the therapeutic relationship as the most important factor in change. He collaborates with you to understand your personal needs and form tailor-made therapeutic goals. He brings an approachable style to therapy and easily builds trust with his clients, and trust is the key to a strong therapeutic relationship. He has a passion for the personal growth of his clients, improving relationships, and helping people discover their inner resilience. Jayson is delighted to be a part of your personal journey.
Jayson is skilled in working with kids as well! Play is the universal language of children. Jayson utilizes child-centered play therapy, which is empirically validated in treating children with trauma and behavioral issues. Providing a temenos, or sacred space, for the child to play is of utmost importance. When the only expectation is for the child to express themselves through play, then the therapeutic work can begin. Jayson received play therapy training both at Auburn University and BYU.
Jayson loves eating great tacos, listening to lite rock from the ’80s and ’90s, reading books, playing Legos with his sons, and going on bike rides with his family.
Jayson received his master’s degree at Auburn University in Marriage & Family Therapy, and is currently in the final stages of his doctoral degree (PhD) at Brigham Young University in Marriage and Family Therapy.
While at Auburn, he worked with families, children, and teenagers with a myriad of presenting problems from ADHD to depression and anxiety to Jayson’s experience at BYU focused on working with Spanish speakers, couples, children, and families.