Doug has worked in a hospital, medical clinic, behavioral health clinic, jail and residential care facility helping people who have behavioral health issues. Doug has primarily worked with people who have anxiety disorders, depression, anger issues and pain issues to help them lead more productive lives. He has created and run an evidenced based level 2.1 and 1 co-occurring (mental health and substance abuse) treatment program developing evidenced based materials based upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has done extensive work in third wave behavioral therapy including ACT, focused acceptance and commit therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy and relational frame therapy. He has also studied dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), structural family therapy and psychodynamic therapy. He was formerly on the board of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council for 5 years where he worked to expand health care through the promotion of the Affordable Care Act to minority and underserved populations.