Dr. Aaron Allred grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and came to Utah in 2001 to start his university work. He started studying psychology after serving a two-year mission for his church in Seattle, Washington and meeting many wonderful individuals who had experienced mental health difficulties. Dr. Allred discovered his interest in assessment and psychological testing when he started the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Brigham Young University in 2007. He gain valuable experience in testing for ADHD, learning disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety-related disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, and other psychological conditions. His dissertation focused on assessing client response to psychotherapy treatment and he has enjoyed seeing how psychological testing can help to determine treatment plans and optimize the effectiveness of therapy. Dr. Allred completed a year-long APA accredited internship at the University of Miami Counseling Center where he conducted therapy and honed his skills in assessing dimensions of personality through projective assessment.
For several years since receiving his doctoral degree, Dr. Allred worked at the BYU University Accessibility Center where he supervised the psychodiagnostic program and trained graduate students in psychological testing. In his career, Dr. Allred has completed over 2500 evaluations and enjoys providing insight and feedback to his clients in a useful way. Dr. Allred feels strongly that being in the field of psychology necessitates a lifelong commitment to the ever-growing body of research about the brain and behavior; he has completed additional supervised experiences for assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder and enjoys continually increasing his knowledge about psychology and its applications. Above all, he aims to be accessible and communicative with his clients and to be a valuable resource as his clients navigate their own journey in improving their mental health.
Dr. Allred also enjoys sports, investing, sushi, gaming, and spending time with his wife and three children.
- Dr. Aaron Allred