Ward V. Halverson, LCSW-R, M.ED
Ward V. Halverson, LCSW-R, M.Ed., is a registered clinical Child & Family Therapist and a nationally renowned expert in teaching parents how to end defiance and behavioral problems in children and teens, and is the Founder and President of SimpleThree.
In 2005, deployed to Afghanistan, Captain Halverson was the Director of Mental Health for the country's detainee program.
As a U.S. Army medical officer, Halverson created an accountability-driven behavioral modification system designed to more effectively and humanely manage Taliban and Afghan detainees.
In 2007, after a decade of working with children, families, parents, couples, soldiers, and teenagers in capacities ranging from public school teacher, inner city residential treatment center clinician to social worker, Halverson
opened a private outpatient practice.
practice specializes in teaching parents how to end childhood defiance through behavioral modification systems (many learned while in Afghanistan) through one fully integrated, simple approach: SimpleThree
, the practice is thriving and employs eight therapists and staff.
is a clinically proven parenting system with a 95% success rate in ending behavioral problems in children and teens.
Incorporating a time-tested combination of behavioral modification and parent retraining techniques, SimpleThree
ends childhood defiance in 7 days or less.
is a recipient of the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, State of New York Conspicuous Service Cross, the Red Cross Great Heroes Award, and the Syracuse Vet Center Award of Excellence
is the chair of the annual CNY Veterans Expo and Mohawk Valley Director of the National Association of Social Workers
Halverson is a board member, advisor, and member of Mohawk Valley's Peacemaker Program, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mohawk Valley Military Officers Association, Utica Center for Vets, Mohawk Valley Red Cross, the Alaskan Native Tlingit Tribe, and the American Indian Enterprise Development Center.
A native of Mercer Island, Washington, Halverson holds a B.A. from Hamilton College, M.Ed. from The College of Saint Rose School of Education, and a M.S.W. from Syracuse University's School of Social Work.
is married and lives with his
four children in Dolgeville, NY.
is an avid backpacker and international traveler and enjoys social activities with fellow combat vets as well as sailing, and volunteering with local youth.