Jim Macedone



Education & Certifications

  • BS Brigham Young University - Family Science
  • MS University of Phoenix - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • NCC - National Certified Counselor
  • CI/CT - Utah State Certified American Sign Language Interpreter
  • Licensed Therapist in Utah (11841891-6009)

"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within...yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his...[your] eye was placed where one ray should fall, that it might testify of that particular ray."

Essays - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"16personalities" - Learn more about yourself and your partner!

"Ancestry" - Lending context to your life is wildly healing

ASLTherapists.com - A directory of therapists ready and fluent to meet the demand of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

PsychologyToday.com - Not seeing what you need here? Go to psychology today to find the therapist that fits you. 

Jim started his career as a graphic designer and an American Sign Language Interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. Jim graduated with a Bachelors of Science from BYU-Provo in Family Science and later earned his masters degree in clinical mental health counseling, Magna Cum Laude. In addition to full-time counseling, he works as the Executive Director for the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association and has served on/with their Board of Trustees for the past 7+ years. 

Jim thrives on being a generalist, but often employs a constructivist approach incorporating experiential, narrative, and play therapy. Jim has experience working with families, couples, individuals, teens, and kids – deaf or hearing.

Personal Interests

Jim is the second-oldest child of 7 brothers and 7 sisters (ummm, yes, really). When Jim is not interpreting or counseling, he is definitely kayaking, at home with his wife and five kids, watching movies, gardening, or working on upgrading his 1:1 scale R2-D2. Star Wars, Ford Mustangs, the color yellow (really "mustard"), eating carrots, being a trekkie, yup, all favorites.

Recommended Books:

"Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl (will forever remain on the top of the list!)

"Running on Empty" By Jonice Webb

"The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk

"Unwanted" by Jay Stringer

"On Becoming a Person" by Carl Rogers

"Key Core Beliefs" by Gray Otis, Sandi Williams, Jim Messina

“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy

"After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again" by Dan Santat

"Bridging the Board: Therapy Games" by Jim Macedone (because you have to promote your own stuff, right?)


"Nope. Read books instead!"


"Mood Meter" A companion app to "Permission to Feel" by Mark Brackett

"Health" & "Fitness" - The Apple apps...because how you feel in your guts tends to reflect how you feel in your thinker.

“Plants vs. Zombies 2” - Because I don't let zombies trample my garden! Sheesh, I mean, let's have some order in our lives, people!

Have a laugh:

"It's not about the nail!" A funny video to drive home the need to listen and not fix.

"Stop it!" We all want to tell others to stop it!

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