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  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Addictions (Substances and Behavioral)

  • Childhood Behavioral Problems

  • Troubled Teens

  • Parenting

  • Marital Distress

  • Chronic Illness

Jacob Christenson, PhD, LMFT



Dr. Jacob Christenson has worked as a therapist for over ten years in a variety of settings. He has worked with a wide spectrum of problems including those related to depression, anxiety, marital issues, anger management, addictions, parenting, and difficult adolescents. For four years he also worked at a wilderness therapy program where clients were between the ages of 13 and 17, with presenting problems that ranged from Asperger’s Disorder to ADHD to Chemical Dependence. In working with adolescents he uses a family systems approach to assess and intervene at all levels of the presenting problem. As noted, prior to founding Covenant Family Solutions, Dr. Christenson had become proficient at working with substance abuse and dependence issues, and more recently he has refined his approach to include working with video games/internet addictions and pornography addictions as well.




Doctor of Philosophy, Marriage and Family Therapy, April 2008

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, December 2003

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Magna cum Laude)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Honors included: Dean’s List, President’s List