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Timothy Scudder

Hi, my name is Tim Scudder! I am a former military brat who has moved and lived all over the world! As such I love learning about different cultures and people. I approach life and counseling first as a learner because I believe there is so much to be gained by listening, and I relish the uniqueness of every individual. I had always been told that I have a “sensitive” heart and when I was introduced to counseling, I was excited to participate in people’s “ah-ha” moments and delight in their discovery of new life. I have 12yrs experience working with high school students at my church as well as experience, with couples, young adults, young-at-heart adults and work in an acute mental health facility.  I seek to create a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment where individuals can explore their current strengths and uncover the joys, excitement and adventures awaiting ahead.


Who are you? Maybe that seems like an easy question to answer and maybe it does not. We all have so many forces pulling on us trying to define who we are, or who we “should” be. With so many voices speaking into your identity, my question is are you able to hear yours?  I am passionate about walking beside those who have lost their voice or have “forgotten” or have never known who they are. For those trapped in a performance bubble or the pressures of expectations. Whoever you are, whether you struggle with issues relating to anxiety, depression, esteem/worth, performance, beauty, power, cultural/ethnic identity, societal views of masculinity/femininity, etc., these all can reveal core issues of hurt and brokenness from a detached self. My desire is that you learn to embrace who you truly are unencumbered by expectations and values that are foreign and ill-fitting.


Do you feel seen in your relationships? How well do you relate to others? No matter what you do for a living or where you go on vacation, you will often find yourself relating to other people. Because you do not live your life in isolation, who you are, what you do, and the things you say affect other people. Sometimes this “affect” results in conflicts, and conflicts occur when needs are not being met. The challenge here is twofold: first is the ability to recognize the needs, and second is the ability to communicate those needs effectively. I am excited when I can walk with someone and help them recognize their needs and empower them to communicate those needs effectively. 


Sometimes in life terrible things happen. Sometimes those events are accidents and sometimes they are the result of deliberate malice. Whatever the origins, at that moment life seems unfair and you are left reaping the consequences of someone else’s actions or life’s circumstances. If not properly addressed these circumstances can lead to reliving the pain over and over again long after the event has passed. This is called trauma and it feels like being “caught” in the anxiety, dread, and victimhood of the situation. This can be a lonely, desperate, and scary place. Moving beyond the pain and experiencing freedom is possible. I come along side people to help them recover “felt safety” and agency in their lives.

Peaceful Night Sky

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.”
– George C. Lichtenberg

Wood Pinwheels

I am a husband and father who loves to play and listen to music, write, cook, and fish.  I consider myself an artist and have sold several paintings. A dream vacation of mine would be to visit the Amazon on a birding expedition or travel the world on a food tour!

How I Help

I am a firm believer that a lot of dysfunction comes from needs not being met. And while that may make me seem like Captain Obvious, I also believe that people often are not in touch with their core needs and end up dealing with symptoms instead. This leaves people in a vicious cycle of disappointment and unfulfillment.  I help people explore their emotions and core values to aid them in uncovering and understanding their needs to be better advocates for themselves. This can include a variety of approaches tailored to the individual such as: cognitive therapies, mindfulness approaches, EMDR, solution driven methodologies, relational strategies, and more.

About Me


- Former Client

I won the world's lottery and was lucky or blessed enough to work with Tim Scudder in 2023 as his client, after a major trauma rocked my world and destroyed my ability to cope with life, and find happiness and joy. My work was very dark. I was devoid of much hope and entered therapy as a last ditch effort, making one final push against accepting the negative personality changes that had developed as a consequence of this bad situation. Instantly, I felt a deep connection with Tim and it was shocking to me how quickly I was able to make major progress towards healing with his professional guidance and insight. Small wins and major revelation alike that would have taken me months or years to achieve on my own were revealed to me after each and every session. With his help, I was able to make considerable progress towards my goals in a very short period of time and I will forever be grateful to Tim for giving my brightness again- it had been lost for a really long time hidden behind people-pleasing and unhealthy coping mechanisms. I am a much better person, wife, mother and friend after working with Tim this year!

Not only was the personal progress I was able to make with Tim deeply rewarding and massively constructive for my life, I looked forward to our weekly sessions which were always enjoyable! It's incredible how much progress can occur with the help of a true professional, who tackles mental health challenges with expertise, compassion and with a complete lack of judgement. Tim's authenticity allowed me to develop instant trust in him and I was given the gift of being able to be totally honest with him in ways that I've never been able to before. This ability to build connection, share honestly and have real and meaningful conversations laid a foundation for incredible progress. There isn't anything else or anyone else in my entire life that I'd endorse more enthusiastically than therapy and working with Mr. Scudder! The only thing bigger than Tim's smile is his heart and I believe that the world would be a much better place if everyone had a weekly session with Tim! Thank you Tim for helping me find myself again and I know the world is a better place because of the work you do with Intermountain Counseling!

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