Our Staff

CLINICAL STAFF:

Boise Clinic

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Kristi Martin, LCPC
Boise Clinic

Kristi Martin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who focuses on creating a therapeutic relationship with each client while partnering to make the best plan for individual care. Kristi honors each client’s unique individual qualities, background, and values, and focuses on finding the best solutions to help gain balance and joy in life. She uses collaborative approaches with a variety of modalities, including Cognitive, Humanistic, Jungian, Family Systems, and Existential theories that are tailored to meet individual needs. Kristi can help you explore unconscious factors through Dream work supporting the Individuation processes when appropriate. She is also trained in EMDR Therapy for PTSD and processing traumatic experiences.

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Tracy Roe, LCPC
Boise Clinic

Tracy Roe is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who approaches personal growth and mental wellness from a Mind Body Spirit perspective. Tracy has 20 years of experience counseling, coaching, and motivating people to make the changes they want to make. By integrating Mindfulness, EMDR, Somatic and Transpersonal Psychotherapies, Tracy helps clients clarify their goals, and break through the thoughts and habits that get in their way. In addition, Tracy is a National Certified Counselor and registered supervisor.

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Amy Sheaffer, LMFT
Boise Clinic

Ms. Amy Sheaffer is an experienced and respected Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has recently joined our team of behavioral health specialists at the new Highland Springs Clinic in Boise. As part of a goal to offer quality mental health services to a diverse population in the area, Ms. Sheaffer will be available to provide individual, group, couple and family therapy, in-service trainings, and public presentations by request. Ms. Sheaffer comes to us from a rich and varied background. In addition to over 30 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ms. Sheaffer was former Director of Counseling at Alamar Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She also worked, for many years, at the highly respected Silverado Psychiatric Center in the Napa Valley. Internationally, and within the U.S., she has provided short-term counseling and education to military personnel and their families for over 10 years (including two rotations at Mt. Home AFB). Ms. Sheaffer has provided presentations on eating disorders and other addictive conditions, co-dependency, crisis intervention assessment, stress reduction, self-esteem improvement, parenting skills, couple’s communication education, cognitive restructuring, assertiveness training, depression and anxiety management. Just prior to her arrival in Boise, in 2013, Ms. Sheaffer was the Employee Assistance Therapist for the U.S. Postal Service, Santa Ana District, in Long Beach, CA. In April of 2015, she opened her private practice in downtown Boise.

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Amy Byron-Sadiki, LCSW
Boise Clinic

Amy Byron-Sadiki is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working in the social services field. With this experience, Amy brings a variety of resources to help her clients grow through whatever challenges they may be facing. She is very grateful for the privilege of witnessing the strength and resilience of the people she serves and in supporting them in their journey towards health and healing. Amy specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral issues. She utilizes a trauma-informed approach in assessing and treating clients and especially enjoys working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma across their life span. Amy is certified in EMDR therapy for the treatment of PTSD. Drawing from her social work training, she brings a systems-based and ecological approach to her work with an emphasis on self-determination, collaborative treatment planning, respect for diversity, and a commitment to social justice. Amy’s theoretical orientation is grounded in humanistic and existential approaches which focus on the human potential for growth and self-actualization.

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Travis Worwood, LCSW
Boise Clinic

Travis Worwood, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with an endorsement in school social work. He has applied for registration as a clinical supervisor. Travis is studying behavioral interventions to treat insomnia. He has experience working with children in foster care and their families. Travis earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from Utah State University in 2008 and his master’s degree in social work from Boise State University in 2010.

Clearfield Clinic

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Aimee Fass, CMHC
Clearfield Clinic

Aimee is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 7 years experience working with adults, children and families. Aimee incorporates mindfulness practices along with evidence-based clinical interventions, offering a holistic approach to healing and living. Her approach provides tools to work with painful emotions in a tender and friendly way, rather than avoid or abandon the parts of oneself that are crying out for nurturing. She invites her clients to discover their own basic goodness and cultivate self-compassion for lasting change. Aimee has experience working with individuals with substance abuse issues, parenting and parent-child concerns, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.  Aimee is also trained to do EMDR therapy. Aimee is a military veteran, who served in the United States Air Force. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from Park University, and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Phoenix.

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Serianna Cox, CMHC–DBT
Clearfield Clinic

Serianna has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), sand tray therapy and play therapy. She enjoys assisting people in finding awareness and self acceptance while making lasting changes that bring a happier, more meaningful life. She has experience working with personality disorders, attachment, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and specifically with suicidal ideation, self harm and eating disorders.

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June-Lee Hernandez, CMHC
Clearfield Clinic

Areas of Experience: EMDR, psychosocial evaluation, co-occurring diagnosis, domestic violence, multiculturalism, trauma, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, rape recovery, couples therapy, anger management. LGBTQ training. She enjoys working with clients that have trauma, domestic violence victims, rape victims, LGBTQQ, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.

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Zane Swim, LCSW
Clearfield Clinic

Zane states he has been blessed with a unique and varied life that has included many and varied successes, struggles, disappointments, and has learned from his personal experiences.  He served for 25+ years in law enforcement as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and SWAT. Zane also spent many years in Law Enforcement Training as an Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He has had many experiences that have allowed him to accept and learn from individuals and families and understand the needs for changes in their lives and how to facilitate those changes.  Zane is an LCSW, with a Masters in Social Work, educated at Ricks College, BYU, and the U of U. Zane has experience in treating substance abuse, depression, anxiety, crisis management, PTSD, job changes, disciplinary, advancement challenges, and marriage and family counseling.  He enjoys the challenges of new clients and assisting those who are willing to learn, grow, and overcome the challenges of life to and to grow and attain what they want in life.  Zane utilizes CBT, as well as many other modalities in his practice and continues learning new modalities and training to best serve his clients.  Zane serves ages 15+.

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Colleen Helms, LCSW
Clearfield Clinic

Colleen has several years of experience with treating children, youth, and families, within an outpatient and day treatment setting. She enjoys helping caregivers’ improve healthy parenting skills and families learn to use effective communication skills. Her compassionate, nonjudgmental and fun-loving nature, allows clients of all ages to feel comfortable with sharing thoughts and feelings. It is her goal to help them gain therapeutic tools for their intrapersonal toolbox so that they can handle distressful situations with resilience and experience increased well-being. Colleen’s strength-based therapeutic approach includes elements from the following therapies; ACT, DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, motivational interviewing, family systems, play therapy, art, sand tray, and mindfulness. Her professional experience includes working with individuals with ADHD, OCD, attachment disorders, mild to moderate autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm, mood disorders, grief/loss, trauma, PTSD, behavioral issues, parent/child relationships, learning differences, pornography addiction, and eating disorders. Colleen received her BSW from Weber State University and her MSW from the University of Utah.

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Javier Morales, LCSW
Clearfield Clinic

Javier provides treatment to adults and adolescents (14+) who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction (substance use/alcohol, pornography, gambling), trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, faith crises/transitions, and young adult issues. He has experience working with couples, military veterans, court-ordered clients, EAP/workplace-mandated clients, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals who seek a multi-cultural perspective.  Javier utilizes Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (RE&CBT), Insight Oriented Therapy, the Transtheoretical Model, and Motivational Interviewing in therapy.  He received his Masters of Social Work from Brigham Young University in 2013.

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Isaac Steele, APRN
Clearfield Clinic

Isaac started his nursing career in January of 2012 at University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) after graduating with his bachelor’s degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences. While at UNI he gained experience working with those in need of inpatient care for mental health. He continued to work full-time at UNI after starting his graduate studies at the University of Utah, and in 2017, he graduated from the U of U with my Doctorate of Nursing Practice to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. He started at Valley Behavioral Health in January 2018, where he entered their specialty program for 3 months to help prepare him for providing care and services for our increasingly diverse population of all ages.

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Ebbie Russett, CMHC
Clearfield Clinic

After spending 24 years devoted to serving our country in the U.S. Air Force I realized that I had a gift/passion for helping others through their personal crises and traumatic experiences. Upon my retirement from the military, I pursued a degree in Mental Health Counseling. In August 2014 I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Argosy University in Draper, Utah; and finished an internship at the House of Hope working in addiction and recovery. Following my internship I served as a therapist dealing with the spectrum, ADHD, RAD, and behavioral adolescents at Waterfall Canyon Academy; after which, I worked at the St. Anthony Utah House working primarily with children and adolescents who were coping with trauma/behavioral issues. On November 6, 2018, I joined the Highland Springs Clearfield team. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, walking my dog, camping, ATV riding, and site-seeing.

Jane Nampjja

Jane Nampjja, LCSW
Clearfield Clinic

Jane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with several years of experience. She is passionate about helping individuals fulfill their full potential. Her goal is to support clients in discovering new potential in life in order to experience greater peace, contentment, and joy. Jane’s training and experience include working with Postnatal Mood Disorders, Generalized Depression/Anxiety, Addiction counseling, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Codependency, Coping Skills, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, Parenting, Marital/Peer Relationships, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality Crisis, and General Stress Relief. Her services are tailored to meet specific client needs through a spectrum of modalities such as CBT, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapies, Relapse Prevention, Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, Existential Therapies, Play Therapy, and Anger Management. She works with children, youth and adults. You will find new strength to face challenges in your life and gain greater strength as you mindfully approach each day. With her African background, she is culturally sensitive and brings a unique perspective to mental health services.

Riverton Clinic

Lindsey Macfarlane LCSW local therapist for depression

Lindsey Macfarlane, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Lindsey specializes in depression, anxiety, addiction and addiction aftercare, self-harm, grief and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, sense of self, play therapy, and sand tray therapy. Lindsey has 3 years experience in pre-natal and postpartum health. Lindsey attended Weber State University for Bachelors of Social Work and New York University for Masters of Social Work Degree.

Highland Springs staff member, Lorrie Belnap LCSW

Lorrie Belnap, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Lorrie has been working with at-risk youth and their families in crisis for over a decade. She has previous experience working with the forensic population, domestic violence, and alcohol and drug dependence. Special interests include mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, parenting and parent-child relationships. She enjoys working with ungovernable teens, individuals, families, step families and couples. Lorrie is bilingual and speaks Spanish fluently.

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Denise Brooks, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Denise believes that individuals can build a life worth living. Often, individuals struggling with emotional and mental health challenges grew up in a non-validating environment and did not learn effective coping skills. She is committed to the belief that knowledge is power, and has great hope that clients who are committed to counseling in a safe, honest and validating environment will decrease their emotional and mental distress. She specializes in evidence-based DBT and ACT therapies for individuals with borderline-personality traits (emotional deregulation, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and difficulties with relationships), addiction, anxiety, and crisis resolution. Denise has a Master’s Degree and experience in gerontology and is passionate about working with the older adult population and their caregivers.

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Shanna Lindstrom, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Shanna has specialized experience in working with addiction. She has extensive experience with trauma, victims of abuse, men’s issues, involvement in the criminal justice system, anxiety, and depression. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative, solution focused brief and trauma focused. She is also certified to teach Prime for Life.

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Bruce Fordham, CMHC
Riverton Clinic

Bruce’s therapeutic approach is intuitive in nature and spiritually based. Bruce believes the best therapy happens between sessions, so homework is essential for obtaining results. Bruce’s experience is broad-based over 30 years; he specializes in pornography addiction, anxiety and depression. Thought management is a key component of his treatment, and it is summarized in a published article in the 2009 Ensign magazine, titled “Think About What You Are Thinking About.” Bruce also specializes in dream analysis.

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Wendy Francis, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Wendy Francis has been providing mental health therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families since 1999. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques with individuals, including cognitive behavioral therapy, child directed play therapy, sand tray therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, DBT therapy, trauma focused CBT, and insight oriented therapy as well as others. Wendy works with families using various family therapy techniques and focuses on helping the whole family improve functioning. She has worked in a variety of settings, including providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers, substance abuse rehabilitation programs, programs focused on improving parenting skills, children’s hospital setting as a crisis worker role, foster care, and the youth probation system. Wendy assists clients and families by developing a therapeutic relationship so that each unique individual can feel safe working toward improving relationships, developing coping skills, and having improvement in many areas of life.

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Jessica Hale, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Jessica has twenty plus years clinical experience in outpatient, residential, and hospital settings treating adolescents, adults and families with serious emotional disorders (SED), trauma, chemical dependence (CD), compulsive gaming/pornography use, sensory integration problems, autism spectrum, non-verbal learning disorders and sex abuse.

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Richard D. Kirschner, CMHC
Riverton Clinic

Richard’s great passion is bringing the empowerment of healing to people who are suffering with addiction or are suffering due to having been through a traumatic/stressful experience (or both). He helps clients, who include children and adolescents, adults, couples and families, to lessen the impact of substances by helping them find and process their core issues, thus discovering and nurturing healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthening their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. His educational background includes an MFA in Child Drama/development, an M.Ed. in Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and certification in Trauma Focused-CBT. He holds licensure in Utah as a CMHC.

Rebecca Kirschner, CMHC

Rebecca Kirschner, CMHC
Riverton Clinic

A graduate of Walden University, Becca is a fully licensed clinical mental health therapist; she has specialized experience in working with children, adults, and families. She has extensive experience with autism, trauma, victims of abuse, anxiety, and depression. Becca uses Dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, Solution-focused therapy, play and sand tray therapies to help clients find themselves

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Angelique Larrabee, CMHC
Riverton Clinic

Angelique has more than eight years of experience assisting those with drug, alcohol, sexual and pornography addictions, personality disorders, and involvement in the criminal justice system. Her approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and client-centered, and she enjoys working with adults, couples and families. Angelique can see adolescents 13 and older and young children with high functioning autism. She supplements cognitive behavioral therapy with ideas from reality therapy, narrative therapy, psychodynamics, breath work, and mindfulness to address issues of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. Her other areas of interest include compassion fatigue, high functioning autism, sensory processing sensitivity, social anxiety, creativity, and parenting.

Brittany Naylor APRN at Highland Springs

Brittany Naylor, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Riverton Clinic

Brittany is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare settings, as well as experience working in the public school system with children and adolescents. She is board certified and experienced in treating clients of all ages across the lifespan. She has a special interest in treating mood disorders, however she is experienced in working with anxiety disorders, attention-deficit disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse disorders. She brings a fresh and evidence-based approach to her treatment, and enjoys working collaboratively with the entire treatment team as well as the client to develop the best individualized treatment plan for each individual.

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Jeremy Ratliff, FNP
Riverton Clinic

Jeremy Ratliff is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Psychiatry. He earned his Graduate degree at Brigham Young University and his undergraduate degree at Utah Valley University. He has 14 years of undergraduate hospital experience, 8 of which include time as a Registered Nurse in Cardio-Thoracic and Neurological Intensive Care units. He has graduate experience across the lifespan in the diagnosis and treatment of all ages with an emphasis in community mental health including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and anxiety disorders. He utilizes evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes and provide comprehensive care, while demonstrating professionalism, compassion, and understanding.

Matthew Barrus

Matthew Barrus, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Matt uses a mindfulness-based approach coupled with powerful interventions including ACT, CBT, and EMDR. He enjoys empowering each client in their journey to find peace and self-acceptance. He has worked in private practice settings for the last several years and has experience working with men and women from a variety of backgrounds. He is skilled in treating mood disorders, trauma, relationship issues, and self-harm behaviors.

James Johnson

James Johnson, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

James is a Native of Utah and enjoys all of the outdoor activities that it offers. He attained his Social Work Degree from Brigham Young University and has over 30 years of experience. This experience includes providing services to adolescents and adults in both hospital and outpatient settings. Depression, Anxiety, PTSD adjustment to life events, Bereavement and Addictions are a few of the disorders that he treats. Treatment specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Behavioral Modification, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Hypnosis.

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Julio Lachaga, LMFT
Riverton Clinic

Julio obtained his bachelors at the University of Utah and his Masters at Argosy University. He uses a structural approach to therapy and works with individuals and families. He feels that understanding the system an individual or family works within can help bring about change and relief to problems that were stuck previously. This type of therapy can be challenging, but if worked through, can bring hope for solutions to a verity of issues. Julio specializes in working with couples, families, substance abuse, pornography use, depression, and anxiety.

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Karen Dastrup, LMFT
Riverton Clinic

Karen Dastrup has worked in the field of psychotherapy for 24 years with families, parents with teens, couples, individual men and women, children with school difficulties, and veterans. Everyone experiences adversity at various time in their life’s journey. Do you want a safe place to be yourself, with someone who will come alongside you with understanding and acceptance?  We have the capacity to overcome entrenched behaviors that no longer serve. Disappointments, anger, anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic, social phobias, addictions, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury symptoms can all become less traumatic as you let Karen Dastrup partner with you using cognitive behavioral techniques to modify and change your responses and perceptions to empower and conquer situations that have been so limiting. Clients have said of her: “I appreciate the opportunity to experience an expert. She has taught me things about myself that would never have occurred in other therapy.”  Another client stated: “I felt a significant shift from a state of emotional instability to a feeling of more wholeness and solidarity.” Let Karen Dastrup help you navigate through these natural life’s stages.

Dennis Tucker

Dennis Tucker, LCSW
Riverton Clinic

Dennis Tucker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been involved with helping adolescents and adults resolve their unique challenges and struggles since 1994. He has aided many people in resolving their challenges by focusing on their strengths and applying a ‘Person-Centered’ approach. His journey as a mental health professional began in 1992 when he graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Psychology. From there he received his Masters of Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1994. His therapeutic career has involved working with a variety of agencies and settings in the Salt Lake Utah area including adolescent residential treatment centers, the Utah State Prison, domestic violence, substance abuse, and sex offender populations, substance abuse groups, and even private practice. Mr. Tucker has been a clinical director, a supervisor, and currently runs a peer consultation group for the Utah Mental Health Counselor’s Association where he also acts as the treasurer. Dennis Tucker lives in Sandy Utah with his wife and family and continues to run his private practice while occasionally doing contract work with local agencies.

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David K. Bell, CMHC, MAC
Riverton Clinic

David K. Bell is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of counseling experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree and completed The Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment from the University of Utah. David completed a Master’s of Arts in Education and Clinical Licensure Preparation Track at the University of Phoenix.  He has worked with various and diverse groups, including children, adolescent, adult, and senior populations. David is committed to assisting clients to make meaningful, measurable changes in their lives by utilizing an eclectic, therapeutic style from multiple evidenced-based therapies. Areas of therapy include Individual, group, family, couples therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Divorce, Grief and Loss Issues, Transition Adjustment, Chemical Dependency, and Pornography addiction.

Holladay Clinic

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Corylyn Ybarra, CMHC
Holladay Clinic

Cory specializes in trauma treatment with children and adolescents. Cory has worked for a number of years with at-risk youth and their families. She has experience working with grief and loss, substance abuse, crisis intervention, suicide/ self-harm, trauma, and domestic violence. She is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and mind-body bridging.

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Lanette R. Best, CMHC
Holladay Clinic

Lanette is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, with over 15 years experience. She is certified in Basic EMDR with the EMDRIA Institute since 2012. Lanette has had advanced training in Trauma Treatment with the International Association of Trauma Professionals and is a Certified Expert Trauma Professional, and specializes in all levels of trauma treatment and dissociation. She is experienced in working with victims of domestic violence and people dealing with substance abuse issues. She has had training in Motivational Interviewing and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Lanette has worked with diverse groups, including those with eating disorders, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, refugees, and individuals who have experienced the trauma of war.

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Isaac Steele, APRN
Holladay Clinic

Isaac started his nursing career in January of 2012 at University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) after graduating with his bachelor’s degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences. While at UNI he gained experience working with those in need of inpatient care for mental health. He continued to work full-time at UNI after starting his graduate studies at the University of Utah, and in 2017, he graduated from the U of U with my Doctorate of Nursing Practice to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. He started at Valley Behavioral Health in January 2018, where he entered their specialty program for 3 months to help prepare him for providing care and services for our increasingly diverse population of all ages.

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Chris Cavin, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Chris is an ordained Zen monk with 17 years of meditation practice and seven years of experience as a psychotherapist. He specializes in anxiety, depression, addiction issues, and phobias. Chris has graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Utah. He has worked for years in community mental health, in state hospitals and for the federal government as a combat trauma therapist.

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Gail Hilton, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Gail has many years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in individual, group, gender issues, and marital and family therapy. Her focus is on building strengths, coping skills and communication skills. She has experience in teaching stress reduction techniques in individual and group settings. Other areas of expertise are working with patients and families dealing with health and end of life issues and Crisis Intervention.

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Sharon Johnson, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Sharon has over 15 years experience working with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar illness. She is licensed as a domestic violence specialist. She has been the recipient of the Clinical Faculty of the Year Award for 2012 and Recipient of UCASA award for efforts to stop sexual violence in Utah 2012. She has been working with, and experienced in, addiction for the past 17 years. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy modalities. Sharon is a graduate from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, a Certificate in Criminology and Corrections and a Master of Social Work.

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John Malouf, PHD
Holladay Clinic

Dr. Malouf has been licensed as a clinical psychologist since 1975. His approach to therapy is client-centered. He strives to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable, non-judgmental and empathetic. To bring insight, healing and healthy change, his approach focuses on relationship, interactional patterns and dynamics of individuals, couples and families within their unique family/cultural system. He focuses on how emotional and behavioral problems affect you and how you affect/maintain them.

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Andrea Lunt, LMFT
Holladay Clinic

Andrea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years experience. She is a culturally competent practitioner and works easily with diverse populations from young children to adults and is highly-skilled in working with individuals, couples, and families. Andrea has over eight years experience working in the addictions field and over two years experience with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. In addition, Andrea is a skilled child therapist with training in play therapy. Andrea uses strength based models of therapy in which her clients learn skills to build positive emotions, optimism and resilience while decreasing unhelpful thinking, behaviors and emotions.

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Kjarsten Christensen,  LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Traumatic experiences and adverse life events often negatively impact our ability to regulate our emotions and connect in relationships. Not satisfied with a surface level reduction in symptoms Kjarsten uses a warm, collaborative approach while working with clients to alleviate the root causes of distress to achieve integration, resolution and personal growth. For this purpose, Kjarsten has completed training in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). These interventions help clients to return to or gain for the first time a lasting healthy level of functioning. Through coursework, internships, research assisting, employment and continuing education he has experience working with a broad range of demographics and diagnosis including Rehab, Residential Treatment, Adolescents, Adults, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Grief/Loss, Survivors of Physical/Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD.

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Debbie Sutherland, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Debbie Sutherland, LCSW has been working for thirty years with adults both in individual and couples therapy. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, life transitions, relationship concerns, adult ADD, and substance use disorders. Debbie has a casual style, believes in the healing power of humor and creative modalities, including dream exploration, inner child work, journaling and art.  She is trained in CBT, Motivational Enhancement, Client Centred Therapy, DBT strategies, Functional Family Therapy, Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory. Specializations in DBT and CBT. Does not see under 18 years of age.

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Jenise Tingey, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Jenise has experience with and enjoys all age groups and most mental health issues. She works well with children, couples, and individuals. She does great work with couples therapy and plays and sand tray therapy with children. She also enjoys helping people through life’s transitions, including aging concerns. She has also worked with all of the following: domestic violence, rape, sexual assault survivors, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family dynamics, couples work, individuals and family work.

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Mandy Neilsen, CMHC
Holladay Clinic

Mandy is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has been working in this field since 2010. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Utah. She received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has experience working with substance abuse/addiction, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues/couples counseling, and communication. Mandy has worked with many diverse adult populations including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, drug addiction, and many dual diagnosed clients. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and pieces of other theories as clients need.

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Melissa Larsen, CMHC
Holladay Clinic

Melissa has a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Westminster College. She empowers individuals to grow and create personal safety by listening with a nonjudgmental ear. With a warm, compassionate approach she seeks to help clients understand their symptoms and develop practical solutions to change their relationship to those symptoms and the stressors involved. With over 6 years in the mental health field, her transparent and down-to-earth approach has assisted clients ages 17-80 with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, addiction, surviving sexual and domestic abuse, and spirituality. She has also assisted individuals, couples and families navigating difficult transitions and/or traumas. The types of therapy that she relies on most are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other mindfulness-based and strength-based approaches.

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Richard Ankers, CMHC
Holladay Clinic

Richard was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia. He has been married for 42 years, has 4 kids and 11 grandchildren. He has played in a band for the past 40 years, is a songwriter and on occasion is an active emcee for Utah public events. He recently completed full-length motion picture movie script. Prior to working at Highland Springs, he provided clinical services for United States Dept. of Justice. He has experience in private practice, DCFS foster placement, anxiety, depression, Addiction Recovery, Sexual Dysfunction, Sex Offending, Sexual Victims, Family Dysfunction Therapy. Couples Therapy. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. study in Clinical Psychology.

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Jeanette Ricci, LCSW – DBT
Holladay Clinic

Jeanette has invested over 20 years in pursuit of her professional passion- guiding individuals of all ages in discovering their inner strengths. Jeanette individualizes treatment, focusing on each person’s unique ability to adapt and change to the challenges in life. Jeanette has training in Motivational Interviewing, CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), Mindfulness Based therapy, DBT (dialectic behavioral therapy), guided imagery and self relaxation, and play therapy. With training from Gonzaga University and University of Utah, Jeanette has experience in working with individual therapy, couples, families, children, groups, as well as treatment for those challenged by health issues. Helping to improving relationships, recovering from grief, trauma, divorce and postpartum depression are special interests.

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Susan Godwin, APRN
Holladay Clinic

Susan M. Godwin  APRN, PMHNP-BC: Susan has many years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. She has skill working with ages throughout the lifespan and has experience with and supports the LBGT community. During her career, she has gained knowledge and expertise in treatment across the mental health spectrum. She has a unique ability to connect with her clients and views mental health treatment as a collaborative effort with the client at the helm. She is an advocate of the combined approach of psychotropic medication management and therapy. With over ten years of ICU and trauma nursing, she is keenly aware of the intertwined nature of physical and mental health conditions. During her eight years in the United States Army, both active duty and as a reservist, she gained experience in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, and other military-related mental health issues.

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Jeremy Ratliff, FNP
Holladay Clinic

Jeremy Ratliff is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Psychiatry. He earned his Graduate degree at Brigham Young University and his undergraduate degree at Utah Valley University. He has 14 years of undergraduate hospital experience, 8 of which include time as a Registered Nurse in Cardio-Thoracic and Neurological Intensive Care units. He has graduate experience across the lifespan in the diagnosis and treatment of all ages with emphasis in community mental health including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and anxiety disorders. He utilizes evidence based practice to improve patient outcomes and provide comprehensive care, while demonstrating professionalism, compassion, and understanding.

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Linda Lasley, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 24 years of experience working with adults in outpatient settings.   She believes in creating a compassionate, positive, supportive environment while providing a safe, healthy setting for clients to explore their own thoughts, emotions and behaviors to gain insight and self-acceptance.  Client-centered therapy focuses on mindfully gaining coping skills necessary to manage life challenges and building confidence to reach their goals.  Linda has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, mindfulness and stress reduction. She has a special interest in working with women having difficulty with changing roles and expectations in their current lives while resolving painful issues from their past.

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Melissa Torrente, LCSW
Holladay Clinic

Melissa believes in each individual’s ability to heal and grow through personal obstacles.  She works with clients to help them develop a deeper self-understanding and work towards resetting negative or self-damaging thoughts and behaviors.  Helping you create new healthier patterns is one of her goals.  Clients find Melissa to be warm and supportive as she listens. She truly cares to understand each person’s individual experiences.  Melissa has experience working with many client concerns including trauma, abuse, sexual assault, challenging family dynamics, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and other life obstacles. She is EMDR trained and can offer counseling services in English or Spanish.

Donna Turner

Donna Turner, Ph.D.
Holladay Clinic

Dr. Turner has more than 20 years experience in educational and clinical settings. She is a health service provider in psychology and practices developmental neuropsychology for children and teens. Dr. Turner provides national lectures and local workshops on attention, memory, parenting, emotional and behavioral disorders, and school advocacy. Her passion is to empower and inspire parents (and their children) through education and compassion to bring balance back to the home and success in school. Dr. Turner offers psychological evaluations for children, teens, and adults.

Julie VanDenBurghe

Julie Vandenburge, CMHC
Holladay Clinic

Julie came to the world of counseling after she realized her dream of changing the world through film was more then she could achieve on her own. She has turned that passion for discovering and helping heal the stories and worlds of people one person or family at a time. Julie has worked with diverse populations throughout her career and has experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, abuse, trauma, and more. She has training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has worked with a number of children and adolescents employing this method. She is fluent in Spanish and feels blessed to bring healing to that community as well. Julie strives to increase her knowledge and experience within the Counseling world so that she can provide her clients with the help and healing they seek in their lives.

Orem Clinic

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Jamee Dobson, LCSW
Orem Clinic

Jamee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been working in the field as a social worker for 17 years. She completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Utah. She’s certified in Domestic Violence perpetrator assessment and treatment as well as forensic sexual abuse interviewing. In the beginning 7 years of her career she worked at Child and Family services rendering her extensive experience in working with children and families in crisis specifically children with significant attachment disorders and victims of neglect, physical and sexual abuse. She specialized in adoptions, home studies and facilitating treatment interventions for troubled teens. She’s taught parenting classes and engaged in individual and group therapy specializing in substance abuse and domestic violence assessment and treatment as well as psycho educational groups. She has experience in the application of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and DBT. She works as a crisis worker in the Emergency Department at Utah Valley Hospital where she specializes in evaluating and assisting patient’s in crisis, and identifying interventions that prove to be most beneficial yet tailored to their specific needs. She works with patients that suffer from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociative Identity disorder, substance abuse problems, personality disorders as well as somatoform disorders.

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Jonathan Voigt, LCSW
Orem Clinic

Jon has over a decade of experience working with at risk youth and families.  He has also taken an interest in multiple other populations and settings including; crisis work, medical social work & hospice, serving as a Reserve Mental Health Officer, and dual diagnosis counseling. He has enjoyed working with those who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, parenting, and couples and family conflict.  He takes a special interest in multiple treatment modalities including; DBT, CBT, Solution Focus Therapy, Family Systems, Person/Relationship Centered Tx, Mindfulness, Mind-Body Bridging, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, applied EMDR, and Addiction Recovery Training. He is an individual who sees every moment and every situation as an opportunity, and is passionate about helping others do the same, to be able to live with joy, confidence, and courage, and without fear or shame. He is currently working on a DBT Skills publication, and in this way, is looking forward to sharing many of the keys to success and happiness that have been given to him over the years.

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Travis Stephens, CSW
Orem Clinic

Travis has experience in many areas but a few of my expertise include trauma, anxiety, PTSD, LGBT-related issues and suicidal ideation. He is a current and active member of the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. He is informed and compassionate towards the adversity that the LGBTQ+ population faces and comfortable meeting the client where they’re at in their life’s journey to help them be the best person that they can be. He brings a vast history of the experience of many years working as EMT/ Firefighter and combat veteran. He is a survivor of suicide after his 13-year-old son took his life by suicide in 2012. He has dedicated many years being an advocate for suicide prevention and awareness. He is kind, caring, and compassionate individual ready to meet the needs of my clients and help them thrive in their natural environment.

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Jeremy Ratliff, FNP
Orem Clinic

Jeremy Ratliff is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Psychiatry. He earned his Graduate degree at Brigham Young University and his undergraduate degree at Utah Valley University. He has 14 years of undergraduate hospital experience, 8 of which include time as a Registered Nurse in Cardio-Thoracic and Neurological Intensive Care units. He has graduate experience across the lifespan in the diagnosis and treatment of all ages with emphasis in community mental health including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and anxiety disorders. He utilizes evidence based practice to improve patient outcomes and provide comprehensive care, while demonstrating professionalism, compassion, and understanding.

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Joseph Tenney, LCSW
Orem Clinic

In the last 15 years, Joseph Tenney has provided over 10,000 hours of therapy.  He worked extensively with LDS Family Services, a non-profit Counseling, and Adoption Agency.  He has his own private practice and has also worked in multiple residential treatment centers, directed social work in a hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and for an IOP program treating substance abuse and domestic violence. He also has years of experience providing counseling in Spanish. He is very experienced in helping clients heal from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), emphasis on sexual trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, anger, and addictions. Joseph has a passion for helping his clients change and thrive. Using his natural therapeutic ability, Joseph assists others by removing barriers to success in life and relationships. He has a wide variety of therapeutic practices that include Experiential, Rogerian, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Outside of work, Joseph enjoys building character in youth as a volunteer basketball coach.  Other things that make him smile are his family, sports, spirituality, gardening, music, theater, literature, and technology.

Karem Garza-Solis

Karem Garza-Solis, LCSW
Orem Clinic

Karem has specialized experience in working with addiction and mental health in both adults and adolescents. The last four years she focused in the complex field of opioid addiction. She has extensive experience with working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system, as well as those diagnosed with anxiety, and depression.  She believes in teaching, encouraging and empowering others by being a catalyst for change, striving to provide individualized and personalized treatment based on each client’s needs.  She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. She speaks Spanish fluently.

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, PhD
Orem Clinic

Michael has a passion for helping people. That passion led him to couples therapy, which is one of his main specialties. He also works with children, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family, and Human development; masters degree from Loma Linda University in Marital and Family Therapy; and his doctoral degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University. He has been practicing Marriage and Family Therapy for almost 15 years.

Robert Chris Wilkins

Robert Chris Wilkins, LCSW
Orem Clinic

Chris Wilkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and doctoral student in Behavioral Health at Arizona State University. He graduated from ASU with a Master’s degree in Social Work and has been working in the field of addiction and mental health treatment for 14 years. Chris is the clinical director of Steps Recovery Center in Payson. He has been trained in trauma work, including EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness, and meditation practices, 12 Steps, and Moral Reconation Therapy. Chris’ passions in treatment include identifying vulnerability and connection, increasing self-love and empowering confidence, mindfulness practice, strengthening spirituality, correcting thinking errors and improving communication. Chris understands how the family system is impacted by addiction and mental health issues. He’s experienced it from multiple angles and has a passion for helping others recognize their underlying issues and the people, places, and things that led to these problems in the first place. He provides a calm and compassionate space for his clients to progress in the healing process. In his spare time, Chris loves to be with his family, spending time working in the yard, and following sports.

American Fork Clinic

Highland Springs Jeremy Ratliff

Jeremy Ratliff, FNP
American Fork Clinic

Jeremy Ratliff is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Psychiatry. He earned his Graduate degree at Brigham Young University and his undergraduate degree at Utah Valley University. He has 14 years of undergraduate hospital experience, 8 of which include time as a Registered Nurse in Cardio-Thoracic and Neurological Intensive Care units. He has graduate experience across the lifespan in the diagnosis and treatment of all ages with emphasis in community mental health including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and anxiety disorders. He utilizes evidence based practice to improve patient outcomes and provide comprehensive care, while demonstrating professionalism, compassion, and understanding.

Jeanna Cunningham

Jeanna Cunningham, CMHC
American Fork Clinic

Jeanna has been working in the mental health field for 15 + years. She has been a therapist for the past 8 + years. She is skilled in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in working with clients in crisis. She loves helping clients with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and trauma issues develop skills they need to cope with what they are going through. Jeanna also has a love for the arts and is trained in CBT, REBT, and Mindfulness and incorporates individualized treatment for each of her clients based on the client’s needs and goals.

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Erin Perez, LCSW
American Fork Clinic

Erin Perez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience working in the field as a Social Worker. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii, specializing in mental health. Erin has extensive experience providing mental health and or substance abuse treatment, family therapy, couples/marriage counseling, domestic violence for perpetrators and victims, pornography addiction, anger management, PTSD, and crisis counseling. She also works part time as a crisis worker and care manager in the Emergency Department for Intermountain Healthcare and has been doing so for approximately six years. Erin works with clients who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Addiction. Erin is a very genuine and caring individual who is passionate about helping others work through their challenges and enjoys seeing them progress in the therapy process.

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Brandon Jenson, LCSW
American Fork Clinic

Brandon Jenson is a Utah native and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. He graduated from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts with his Masters in Social Work. He specializes in mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder and also has experience working with addiction, trauma, and PTSD. He also enjoys working with couples and helping them improve their relationships. He is passionate about working with the LGBTQ population. Brandon loves working with his clients to accomplish their goals and reach their potential.

Robert Chris Wilkins

Robert Chris Wilkins, LCSW
American Fork Clinic

Chris Wilkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and doctoral student in Behavioral Health at Arizona State University. He graduated from ASU with a Master’s degree in Social Work and has been working in the field of addiction and mental health treatment for 14 years. Chris is the clinical director of Steps Recovery Center in Payson. He has been trained in trauma work, including EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness, and meditation practices, 12 Steps, and Moral Reconation Therapy. Chris’ passions in treatment include identifying vulnerability and connection, increasing self-love and empowering confidence, mindfulness practice, strengthening spirituality, correcting thinking errors and improving communication. Chris understands how the family system is impacted by addiction and mental health issues. He’s experienced it from multiple angles and has a passion for helping others recognize their underlying issues and the people, places, and things that led to these problems in the first place. He provides a calm and compassionate space for his clients to progress in the healing process. In his spare time, Chris loves to be with his family, spending time working in the yard, and following sports.

Rebecca Kirschner, CMHC

Rebecca Kirschner, CMHC
American Fork Clinic

A graduate of Walden University, Becca is a fully licensed clinical mental health therapist; she has specialized experience in working with children, adults, and families. She has extensive experience with autism, trauma, victims of abuse, anxiety, and depression. Becca uses Dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, Solution-focused therapy, play and sand tray therapies to help clients find themselves

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Esperanza Hobby, LMFT
American Fork Clinic

Esperanza’s interests are in helping those who come from difficult backgrounds to establish healthier patterns in their relationships and to be happier in their families. She enjoys helping parents of young children to develop confidence in their parenting, and to experience more success in establishing the type of family that they would like to have. This may include helping separated or divorced parents to co-parent successfully; grandparents who are raising their own grandchildren to manage the unique demands of their situation; or parents who struggle with mental illness to navigate the challenges of fulfilling family responsibilities, while also managing their own symptoms. Esperanza also enjoys working with individuals to improve the quality of their relationships with “toxic” or overbearing family members, and to establish more appropriate boundaries.