Dr. Anson L. Service is a husband (18 years and going strong) and father of three active young men (ages 17, 14, and 11). He grew up in Portland Oregon as the youngest of nine children and struggled through grade school and high school with ADHD (inattentive type).  As a psychotherapist and behavioral scientist he became obsessed and committed to discovering how the typical person, including himself, could apply the theories and laws of psychology, neurology, sociology, spirituality, and business to emerge from the typical ruts and stagnation many people feel, and bust through their own self induced hypnotic state of settling for less in life than their true abilities are capable of. He now shares his discoveries with thousands through many mediums and venues in seminars and books. He is the founder of Adventure Learning and Assessment which provides academic after school services to students of all ages. He also very much enjoys providing high quality therapy, psychological assessments with accompanying reports, speaking to groups of all sizes, and being a musician in a rock band with his friends.

Educational background:

  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (American School of Professional Psychology – Seattle, WA)
  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology (American School of Professional Psychology – Seattle, WA)
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology (GO WSU COUGS!)
  • Clark College and Portland Community College

Clinical Experience:

  • Psychological Assessment Specialist, Doctoral Intern, Haymount Institute for Psychological Services, Fayetteville, NC
  • Psychological Assessment Specialist, Doctoral Intern, Haymount Institute for Psychological Services, Raeford, NC
  • Personal and Group Development Specialist, Private Practice, Vancouver, WA
  • Therapist, psychometric assistant, and social skills group co-facilitator, Practicum, Dr. Marie McMahon, Vancouver, WA
  • Therapist, Practicum, The Wellness Project, Vancouver, WA
  • Therapist, Practicum, Community Services Northwest, Vancouver, WA
  • Sexual Assault Advocate, Intern, Clark County YWCA , Vancouver,
  • School Psychology, Intern, Felida Elementary School, Vancouver, WA

 

Literary Background:

  • Mission Incredible, Paramount Pacific Press 2012
  • Differentiating Depression and Dementia: An Exploration of Various Measures, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2012
  • Inside Out Parenting, Paramount Pacific Press 2011
  • The New Science of Meditation, Paramount Pacific press 2010
  • Contributing Writer for Vancouver Family Magazine
  • The Littlest Acorn, Paramount Pacific Press 2009