Staff

Our Team

To accommodate all types of clients, the Suncrest team includes a large group of therapists who work in different orientations and specialties. In this section you will find a brief description/biography personally written by each therapist, introducing you to their experience, areas of interest, special disciplines, and other background.

Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CFP, CSAT

Rod W. Jeppsen

President
CMHC, CSAT

I love people. I enjoy helping others to become their best selves. Changing human behavior is not easy. I know from my own experience trying to stop unwanted behaviors takes work, patience, and help from others. I want clients to feel connected and that I understand their issues and “get it.” Creating emotional safety so clients can open up, share feelings that they may not have shared before, is part of the process. This way we can work as a team on the real underlying issues that drive the behavior. I enjoy marriage therapy. Working to form an alliance with each partner and flowing with the emotions in the session is not an easy dance.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Mental Health Counseling
• Certified Financial Planner, CFP
• Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, CSAT
• Certified Gottman Therapist
• Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy, EFT
• Certified TEAM-CBT Therapist: Level 1
• Trained in Lifespan Integration

Counseling Focus:
• Addictions and Compulsive Behavior (Sexual, Substance, Food, Financial, Anger, Gambling)
• Marriage, Family Counseling
• Counseling Issues for Professionals
• Bereavement and Grief Counseling
• Addiction Group Therapy for Men

Mark Chamberlain, PhD

Mark Chamberlain

PhD
Vice President, Clinical Director

I love listening to individuals and couples in an effort to enter their world as they see it, and hopefully over time help them rise above the limits of their current perceptions to take a broader perspective and discover previously unseen possibilities. Over the years, I’ve found some specific research-validated relapse-prevention skills to be quite helpful for individuals in the early stages of recovering from addiction. Over the long-term, most clients’ recovery is greatly strengthened by deeper emotional connections in relationships. I use Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples heal the negative cycles that can sabotage such closeness. The greatest reward comes when they discover that true, deep attachment is “the real deal” that old addictions could never counterfeit.

Credentials:
• Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology
• Licensed Psychologist
• Trained in Lifespan Integration
• Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Counseling Focus:
• Dealing with a Loved One Who is Addicted
• Anxiety and Depression
• Marriage Counseling
• Family Counseling
• Parenting
• Psychological Testing

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Michelle Bowman

LCSW
Vice President, Human Resources

For me, being a therapist is an honor and privilege. Witnessing people grow and overcome difficult obstacles is simply inspiring. I love working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), and addictions; including pornography and substance abuse. My approach is an integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, empowerment, and solution-focused. My goal is to help clients find happiness, reach their potential, and create a bright future.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Social Work
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Trained in Lifespan Integration
• Trained in Sand Tray Therapy

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Women’s Issues
• Addictions including Pornography and Substance Abuse
• Stress Management
• Grief/Bereavement

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Kylie Bair

LCSW

In my counseling practice I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental place for individuals, couples, and families to work through the challenges life presents. My approach is one of warmth and genuineness. I believe that focusing on the strengths of an individual or family is the best catalyst for resolving problems and promoting wellness. I strive to help my clients create a meaningful life by healing old wounds, improving family relationships, and adjusting to difficult life transitions. I am particularly passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I utilize an attachment based therapeutic model in applying emotionally focused therapy, solution focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Social Work
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Member of National Association of Social Workers

Counseling Focus:
• Individual counseling
• Couples counseling
• Pornography addiction
• Women’s issues
• Anxiety and depression
• Grief and trauma
• Female pornography group therapy

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Bronson Black

MSW, CSW

I believe it is important to get to know the needs and goals of each client in order to choose the best therapeutic approach that will increase their understanding, functioning, and overall quality of life. I enjoy approaching each client with a blend of cognitive-behavioral and rational emotive behavior therapy approaches and I also believe a strengths based approach is necessary to create a positive working environment. My work experience includes working with perpetrators of domestic violence, adult sexual offenders, sexual compulsive issues, as well as those dealing with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work
• Certified Social Worker
• Certified Domestic Violence Treatment Provider
• Certified Instructor for Prime for Life and Prime Solutions

Counseling Focus:
• Addiction Recovery
• Accountability
• Domestic Violence
• Anger Management

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Joel Bush

Medical Doctor

I began my interest in mental health and addiction treatment during my Family Medicine residency, and my love for treating patients with these challenges has continued to grow as I completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. My desire is to have a close and caring relationship with each of my patients, helping those who struggle with mental health challenges, addiction to drugs (heroin or other opiates, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana), pornography, gaming, and binge eating. My true passion is helping people find a way out.

Credentials:
• Undergraduate: Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA
• Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD
• Family Medicine Residency: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA
• Addiction Medicine Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD

Clinical Focus:
• Addiction Recovery
• Anxiety
• Depression

Zack Butterfield

ACMHC, BCN

Courage is a defining characteristic for all of those willing to come to therapy. Increasing awareness, understanding your emotions, and choosing a more fulfilling way to live can be difficult. I see myself as a fellow traveler who enters into my clients lives for any length of time to support and encourage them through the changes they make. It is my pleasure to be a part of anyone’s journey.

Credentials:
• Master’s of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Education Specialist Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Board Certified Neurofeedback
• Trauma-Focused CBT certified
• Spanish-speaking

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Trauma
• Relationships
• Addictions
• Crisis of faith and spiritual/religious issues
• Grief/loss

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Matt Connelly

LAMFT

Life is hard. We do the best we can to solve our problems with the knowledge we have. But sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult spot where we need fresh perspectives and new thinking tools to help us deal with our problems in a healthier way. That is the benefit of counseling. In a safe and affirming environment, I help my clients find solutions to problems that are solvable, learn to better cope with those that are unsolvable, and discover deeper joy and meaning in life. My own life’s journey has traversed the mountains of joy, sorrow, loneliness, ecstasy, emotional numbness, disappointment, and profound gratitude. And between the peaks and valleys I have seen numerous shades of gray. Life is all at once simple and complex, clear and nuanced, light and darkness, and altogether a splendid laboratory for learning and growth. My goal is to help my clients navigate their unique journeys in ways that honor their life experiences, improve their relationships, enhance their innate capabilities, and foster new capabilities. In doing so, I hope to help my clients reach their full potential, be their best selves, and experience long-term happiness.

Credentials:
• Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (Utah State University)
• Master’s degree in Religious Studies (Harvard University)
• Bachelor’s degree in History (Brigham Young University)
• Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
• Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Narrative Therapy

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and depression
• Adolescent struggles
• Marriage and couples counseling
• Crisis of faith and spiritual/religious issues
• Grief and bereavement
• Physical health challenges that negatively affect mental health
• Frustration with single life and unfulfilled desires to marry or have children
• Family challenges, including infertility, adoption, and sibling/parent conflicts

Jon A. Call

MA, LAMFT
AF Assistant Clinical Director

I love working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe that we all have challenges that we have to face in life. Unfortunately, we don’t get to choose what those challenges will be, but we can choose how we will deal with them. I believe that by confronting and working through difficult challenges we can heal and have far better days ahead. I take an optimistic, non-judgemental, approach to helping individuals come up with plans that address the challenges that they are facing.

I enjoy working with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Structural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Brief Therapy (CBT).

Credentials:
• Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (AMFT)
• Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science (Family Studies)
• Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
• Spanish speaking

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and depression
• Addiction recovery
• Pornography addiction
• Marriage and couples counseling
• Marriage enrichment
• Individuals, couples, families
• Crisis of faith and spiritual/religious issues
• Grief and bereavement
• Neurofeedback

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Tommy Childs

LAMFT

My goal as a therapist is to help each of my clients reach their individual goals and lead a life they can be happy with. I provide an accepting and nonjudgmental atmosphere to best help my clients better understand themselves and their unique circumstances and help empower them to make the changes they seek.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
• Trained in EMDR Therapy
• Spanish Speaking

Counseling Focus:
• Trauma
• Self-Esteem/ Self Worth
• Anxiety and Depression
• Life Transitions
• Faith Crisis
• Relationship/ Couples Counseling

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Michelle G. Davis

BS
Class Facilitator

There is nothing more interesting to me than learning what makes humans survive and thrive. There is nothing more meaningful to me than teaching concepts and principles that help people become emotionally, mentally, physically, and psychologically healthy. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing others put this knowledge to use and become their best selves. The great thing is that this is what I get to do at Suncrest Counseling.

Credentials:
• Bachelor of Science in Family Life from Brigham Young University
• Certified Prime for Life Instructor (Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education)
• Certified Prime Solutions Instructor (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program)
• Class facilitator for judgment-free court-ordered classes in Parenthood; Anger Management; Thinking Errors (Theft); Emotional Regulation, Choice & Accountability; and Principles of Recovery
• Neurofeedback Technician

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Joseph De Luca

MSW, CSW

We all have an innate desire to be understood. It is a privilege being involved in people’s lives. I help facilitate change with clients by using motivational interviewing skills. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques in my counseling sessions, with a focus on empathy. I let the client guide their change process. It is very rewarding to see them have an “aha” moment and realize how they can resolve a problem. I do sessions in English and Spanish focusing on substance abuse and domestic violence.

Credentials:
• Masters of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University
• Certified Social Worker (CSW)
• Spanish Speaking
• Prime for Life & Prime Solutions Certified Instructor
• Domestic Violence Certified

Counseling Focus:
• Substance Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Motivational Interviewing
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Jacqui Howden

MSW, CSW

I use mindfulness-based therapy methods and have training to help adults who have experienced childhood trauma especially sexual abuse and current issues with self-harm, dissociation, and suicidal thoughts. I enjoy working with couples who would like to repair or simply improve their relationship. Education is part of the process of change and I hope to give you materials and information to help you through the healing process. I look forward to sharing many helpful tools to help with anxiety and depression, regulate emotions, and increase awareness in order to find a healthy balance and improve well-being. I would be honored to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate safe-space to listen to what you have to say and provide encouragement and support to you on your journey of healing.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Social Work with emphasis in Mental Health – University of Utah (MSW)
• Bachelor’s Degree Family Science with emphasis in Psychology – Brigham Young University (BS)
• Certified Social Worker (CSW)
• Trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Trained in Gottman Marriage Therapy
• Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
• Trained in Lifespan Integration (LI)
• Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Trained in Suicide Prevention and Treatment
• Trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
• Trained in Sex Therapy
• Trained in Self-Harm Prevention
• Trained in Ashtanga Yoga Instructor
• French Speaking

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Trauma/Sexual Abuse
• Relationship Issues including sexual/intimacy concerns
• Grief/Loss
• Self-Harm
• Suicidal Ideation

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Kelly Irons

Psychiatrist
Medical Doctor
Board eligible in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychi

The human spirit is amazing. Along with the sorrow and suffering comes great resilience and strength. Its a privilege to be in a profession that allows me to walk along side people as they navigate this life, being of assistance when they need extra help. My clients inspire me every day. I am trained in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child psychiatry. I like to understand family systems and how these contribute to the challenges at hand. I follow evidence based guidelines when prescribing. I also value non-pharmacologic approaches including lifestyle changes and complementary medicine so as to treat my clients in a holistic manner. I look forward to working with you!

Credentials:
• B.S. in Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
• M.D. University of Colorado, School of Medicine
• Triple Board Residency at University of Utah
• Board Certified in Pediatrics
• Board eligible in Adult Psychiatry
• Currently finishing two year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and will be board eligible in June 2018

Clinical Focus:
• Childhood Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Chronic mental illness
• Complex medical illness
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Bipolar disorders
• Psychotic Disorders
• Trauma informed care/PTSD
• Dual diagnoses/Substance abuse
• Eating Disorders

Sandra R. Jensen

PhD, LMFT

Love matters!  I have felt love which gives me the capacity to love, first as a daughter of caring parents, then as a family member among ten siblings, now as a wife and mother, all of which is coupled with professional skills and training to reach out to you and facilitate love, listening, trust, help and healing.  These relationships foster communication, patience, understanding and commitment, like being taken by the hand and being watched over by heavenly and mortal hands. I have experienced it in personal and powerful ways, and I know how to help others do the same.

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). Empirically tested and considered the most effective and enduring couples’ therapy available, EFT is also “experientially based”. In session, spouses’ take the risks with each other that create secure, emotionally safe and intimate bonds.

I also have advanced training in Lifespan Integration, a revolutionary and unique individual treatment for trauma and loss. I offer you loving hands and a way to share love with others.

Credentials:
• Doctorate Degree Marriage and Family Therapy
• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
• Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
• Advanced Training in Lifespan Integration
• EMDR Provider

Counseling Focus:
• Marriage Counseling
• Family Counseling
• Trauma
• Attachment Issues

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Carole Kamradt

LCSW

I enjoy approaching each client with a blend of cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic and dialectical practices. I believe it is important to get to know the needs and goals of each client in order to chose the best therapeutic approach that will increase their empowerment and quality of life. My work experience includes working with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as those dealing with depression, anxiety and trauma.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Social Work
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Member of National Association of Social Workers
• Certified Domestic Violence Instructor
• Trained in Sex Therapy

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety, Depression, Trauma
• Relational and Family Issues
• Domestic Violence
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Anger Management
• Women’s Issues
• Sex Therapy

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Laurie Loveland

ACMHC

You may be reading this because you are struggling, perhaps you have tried everything you can think of to feel better, to solve your problems, or to make things right and nothing seems to turn out in the way you expect. Life can be very challenging and sometimes very painful. Relationships can also be difficult and it’s easy to become stuck–unsure of exactly how you got to where you are and how you can make changes. My goal is to listen in a non-judgmental way in order to help you open your mind to the realities along with the possibilities of your situation and find what you are truly looking for. Helping people is my passion. I absolutely love what I do!  There are very few things in my life that give me greater joy than being with people who are able to trust me walking with them along a path to a more hopeful and happy life. I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Utah, and prior to that, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from BYU. I guess you could say that I am a born caretaker. I feel privileged to be able to help people through difficult and transitional times of their lives and would love to see if I can help you get from where you are to where you want to be; being able to live life to its fullest.

Credentials:
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from BYU
• MeD in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Utah

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and depression
• Trauma
• Addiction
• Grief/loss
• Women’s issues
• Relationship issues

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Catherine Lundell

PhD, LAMFT

We all need support to navigate the story of our life. Some chapters are challenging and others hold times of joy, but in the midst of the hard times we need someone to help us see what’s happening and learn how to get back to the joy. I am constantly amazed by the resilience of the human spirit and its ability to heal from painful events and life stressors. The past can have a powerful influence on the present, and I am dedicated to helping people recover from trauma, heal wounds, and establish new healthy life patterns with themselves and in their relationships. My focus is to help others, through empathy and insight, to navigate their life story, to become their best selves despite life’s struggles, and to live their lives with those they love.

Credentials:
• PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy (BYU)
• Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (BYU)
• Bachelor’s Degree in Family Science (BYU)
• Licensed Associate Marriage and Family therapist in Utah
• Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in California

Counseling Focus:
• Marriage and Couple work
• Family Stress
• Depression and Anxiety
• Addictions
• Trauma recovery
• Parenting
• Adolescent struggles
• Grief and Loss
• Infertility and/or adoption struggles

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Sylinda Mendenhall

MSW, CSW

I believe in human strength. I believe that with the right support, perspective and motivations, individuals can overcome very difficult circumstances. I am also a realist. I know that life has a way of throwing difficult things our way, that can be overwhelming and feel overpowering. Empathy, flexibility of thought and patience can support us through these things. I utilize strength based perspective and empowering approaches to connect with my clients and to help them progress, while providing a listening ear and safe space for them to share thoughts.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Social work
• Certified Social Worker
• Master’s Degree in Gerontology
• Certified Domestic Violence Instructor

Counseling Focus:
• Substance Abuse Addictions
• Domestic Violence/Anger Management
• Grief
• Anxiety/Depression
• Pornography Addictions
• Mindfulness

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Ryan Nielsen

CMHC

I work with a wide variety of mental health and relationship issues. I counsel with clients struggling with addictions of all kinds and have extensive experience working with men struggling with pornography and other sexual addictions. I tend to see things from an attachment and emotional focus and feel that problems in attachment relationships (key, love relationships) are at the core of addictions as well as many other mental health problems. I believe that our need for love and attachment is absolute and cradle to grave. Further, I see that mental health problems, relationship issues and addictions arise when we deny our real feelings and as our core emotional needs go unrecognized and unmet. I also feel that family history and dynamics shape individuals and must be considered.

Credentials:
• Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology
• Master’s Degree, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Advanced Trained in Lifespan Integration

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety Disorders / Depression
• Addictions/Substance Abuse/Sexual Addiction/Pornography
• Relationship/Marriage Counseling
• Trauma
• Sexual Disorders/Difficulties
• Mindfulness
• Attachment
• Personality Disorders

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Sherstin Nielson

MA, CMHC

Working with people is the highlight of my day! Life can be challenging at times and it is inspiring to see individuals work to understand themselves better and reach for the growth they seek. I strive to create the relationship with my clients where unconditional acceptance and support are most dominant. I believe people want to feel that someone truly cares about their well-being and this is what you get from me. I work to help people navigate their world in order to live a healthier, happier life with an emphasis on the mind, body and spirit.

Credentials:
• Bachelor’s Degree, Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Master’s Degree, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Women’s Issues
• Relationship difficulties
• Adolescent Issues
• Mindfulness Meditation & Insight
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Brad Pedersen

CSW

I am a counselor because I love helping people find happiness as they navigate life’s challenges. I believe that in order to work through many of life’s difficulties, many influencing factors must often be considered. I strive to create a safe environment in order to understand and work towards the achievement of personal goals. My counseling style is accepting, collaborative, confidential, honest, and focused on progress. I offer a perspective grounded in varied life experiences.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work
• Clinical Social Worker
• National Association of Social Workers
• Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists

Counseling Focus:
• Substance Abuse
• Compulsive Sexual Behavior/Issues
• Communication and Listening Skills
• Depression
• Relationships
• Singles Issues

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Lindsay Powell

MSW, CSW

I believe people are naturally resilient and sometimes we just need help accessing that part of ourselves. When we feel accepted, safe, and understood it can unlock our ability to be more open to thinking, feeling, and acting differently. I use the evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as one of my core frameworks for helping people to change, especially when they feel stuck. Some guiding principles of ACT are acceptance rather than avoidance, untangling from attachment to our thoughts, present moment awareness, connection with our true self, and taking action toward what is meaningful. I have seen the power in using nature, art, play and other experiential activities to help people in their healing process. I have a particular passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Social Work
• Certified Social Worker
• Member of the Association for Play Therapy

Counseling Focus:
• Marriage Counseling
• Child-centered Play Therapy
• Mindfulness
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Parent Coaching
• Women’s Issues
• Crisis of Faith and Spiritual/Religious Issues

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Tom Pincock

ACMHC

Throughout history, we as humans have developed thousands of ways to communicate with verbal and non-verbal communication. We have developed several wonderful languages. We have created countless number of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, poems, books, movies, plays, dances, and music—all for one reason—to be understood.  As humans, we have an innate desire to be understood.  Personally, there is nothing more rewarding as a therapist than to be there for another person who desires to be understood.  As a therapist, I take a non-judgmental, and compassionate approach, by striving to show unconditional positive regard to each individual I see. I encourage each person I see to feel free to communicate, not just through verbal means, but also through art, music, writing, play, and more.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling
• Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Utah)
• Certified Prime for Life Instructor
• Domestic Violence Training
• Child Play Therapy Training
• Member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association

Counseling Focus:
• Anxiety and Depression
• Addiction, Substance Abuse
• Child Play Therapy
• Self Worth
• Teenagers and Related Issues
• Neurofeedback

Brad Rentfro

CMHC

Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to help people overcome the issues that have become prevalent in today’s individuals and families. In 2000 I began working with adolescents and their families in residential treatment. I saw so much pain, caused by unresolved issues, misunderstanding, and trauma. I began running a trauma group shortly after, and I realized that I had found my calling in life. I love seeing people recapture the joy in their lives and relationships. My approach involves looking deeper than just the symptoms most seek treatment for to what is behind them and driving those issues. Understanding and addressing the core issue is like digging out the roots of a weed instead of just clipping off the leaves above the surface. It’s the only way to keep the symptoms from growing back.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Counseling
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
• Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
• Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Clinical Focus:
• Trauma / PTSD Treatment
• Anxiety & Depression
• Substance Abuse
• Adolescent Issues
• Eating Disorders
• Marriage & Family Counseling
• Parenting Training
• Personality Disorders
• Trauma Specific Group Therapy

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Lorena Rico

Medical Assistant, Instructor

Working for Suncrest Counseling is a great opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. As a medical assistant for the past 10 years, I love caring for people and treating them with the respect they deserve. Being a part of the Suncrest team is truly a blessing because they genuinely care about their clients too. Help, support and trust are just a few of the values that make me feel connected to our clients and staff. I know this experience will help me grow to become a better person.

Focus:
• Assist Providers
• Taking patients’ vitals signs
• Calling prescription in to pharmacies
• Following up on patients’ visits
• Updating patients’ charts
• Working with insurances for prior-authorization medication
• Maintain confidentiality of patients’ medical records
• Request medical records and sent medical records requested
• Phlebotomy (blood draws, laboratory tests, lab results, etc.)

Aleksandra Sinclair

ACMHC

I find human beings fascinating and consider meeting each new person an opportunity offering valuable lessons and an adventure in its own right. I love witnessing healing and growth my clients go through. I believe that each person is a maestro of their life’s journey. My main task and privilege is to provide a safe place where they can recover and continue on. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults in a individual, group, couples, and family therapy settings. I’m experienced in working with individuals struggling with variety of sexual issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, as well as individuals and families going through challenging transitions. I am passionate about supporting members of LGBTQ community and other minorities.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC)
• Polish Speaking

Counseling Focus:
• Depression and Anxiety
• Sexual Issues
• Sexual Identity
• Eating Disorders
• Life’s Transitions
• Infertility
• Gender Identity

Chelsie D. L. Shortt

MSW, LCSW

My profession allows me to be the co-pilot for people traversing through life’s different and difficult journeys. Offering support and validation in an emotionally safe environment allows me to be an integral part of clients’ self-discovery and healing.  Working as a team, I enjoy helping clients process their experiences and emotions in a way that promotes learning about themselves and relationships and working toward goals for a better state of existence. Being a part of that voyage is so rewarding. My experience includes working with clients with dual-diagnosis, sexual addictions, end-of-life needs and palliative care, disabilities, abuse, and trauma.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree in Social Work
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Trained in Mind and Body Bridging
• Member of National Association of Social Work (NASW)
• Member of Golden Key

Counseling Focus:
• Substance Abuse and Pornography Addictions
• Adolescent Issues
• Women’s Issues 
• Anxiety and Depression
• Mindfulness
• Sex Offender Treatment

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Neal Sullivan

LMFT

Feeling connected to yourself and to othersare basic human needs that are painful when not met. Often, we can become stuck in relationships and addictions that promise to meet our needs, but over time only end up complicating life. I know from personal experience both the frustration of becoming stuck and the relief of becoming free. Connecting or reconnecting to self and others requires assistance. As your therapist, I offer my experience, faith and hope in an environment of acceptance where you will not be judged. In fact, I honor the courage you show forseeking help. First, I help you tailor your treatment plan. Next, I assist you as you progress using a variety of modalities which best fit the need you present. Some of these modalities include 12-Step Support, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Inner-Child Recovery, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychoeducation and Spirituality (Non-Denominational).

Credentials:
• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
• Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
• Clinical Pastoral Education
• Certified Life Span Integration Therapist
• Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
• Member of Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Counseling Focus:
•Individuals, Couples, Families
• Pornography Addiction Recovery
• Anxiety & Depression
• Adolescent Issues
• Eating Disorders
• Sexual Intimacy
• Elderly Issues
• Grief/Bereavement
• Marriage Enrichment

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Holly Pack Squires

MS, LMFT

I love helping individuals, couples, and families find healing as they discover new ways of viewing life and themselves. I believe that this happens best when they are able to form a secure and safe connection with those who are most important to them. In order to learn to change the way people think and act new experiences and patterns need to be created.

Credentials:
• Masters Degree Marriage and Family Therapy
• Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT)
• Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
• Member of Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
• Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Counseling Focus:
• Couples, Families, and Individuals
• Anxiety and Depression
• Pornography Addiction
• Communication and Listening Skills
• Play Therapy
• Sexual Disorders and Difficulties
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

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Diane L. Spangler

PhD, Clinical Psychologist

I am fascinated by the human mind and by human emotion and behavior. I feel honored to have the privilege to work with people who are in the midst of exploring their own thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns to allow for improvement in their lives. In addition to providing therapy and training therapists for over 20 years, I have also been deeply engaged in research on the diagnosis, causes and treatment of psychological disorders. My approach to treatment is therefore grounded in science, and I strive to offer my clients the most cutting edge, scientifically-validated treatments personalized to their specific needs, symptoms, and difficulties.

Credentials:
• Professor (Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University)
• Visiting Professor (Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University)
• Research Fellow (Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine)
• Doctoral Degree in Psychology (University of Oregon)
• Licensed Clinical Psychologist
• Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
• Beck Scholar, Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy
• Certified in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
• Certified in TEAM therapy

Clinical Focus:
• Depression
• Anxiety Disorders (GAD, PTSD, OCD, Panic, Phobia)
• Eating Disorders
• Insomnia
• Spiritual/Religious Issues
• Emotion Regulation

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Paige Vandersloot

MS, LMFT, CST

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned. We struggle; we fight; we do the best we know how with what we are given. But sometimes we need a little help moving us forward in our journey of life. I believe it is never too late to “do life differently” and learn a different way—whether in our relationships or individually. People are resilient. Sometimes we just need to feel safe to open up, connect with who we really are, and have a safe place to process life and learn new tools. Having had lots of life experience, I am intimately aware of the difficulties and complexities of life. I integrate a number of research-based therapeutic models to help my clients move towards greater health and wellness. I find myself humbled and honored to be allowed into my clients’ lives as a witness to their struggles, their pain, and their resiliency.

Credentials:
• Master’s Degree Marriage and Family Therapy
• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
• AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST)
• Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
• Member of Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
• Member of Utah LGBTQ Guild of Utah
• Member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Counseling Focus:
• Marriage Therapy
• Family Therapy
• Sex Therapy
• Divorce/Blended Families
• Relational and Family Issues
• Grief and Trauma
• Anxiety and Depression
• Life Transitions
• Women’s Issues
• LGBTQ Friendly

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Brad Workman

MSN, APRN, BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I chose to work at Suncrest Counseling to provide a thorough and compassionate approach to dealing with psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues. I want to breakdown any stigmas or obstacles that are treatment interfering. My goals are to: 1) Provide a safe and caring environment; 2) Establish a trusting relationship with clients; 3) Listen to clients and explore options for treatment; 4) Provide hope; and 5) Provide the necessary education for a full recovery and a life worth living.

Credentials:
• BSN in Nursing from BYU
• MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from BYU
• Post-Graduate Psychiatric-Mental Health certification from U of U
• Board Certified with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
• Prescriptive Practice and Licensed in Utah as an APRN
• Fluent in Spanish

Clinical Focus:
• Child & Adolescent, including ADHD
• Adult Psychiatric and Substance Abuse
• Geriatric, including Dementia
• Chronic Mental Illnesses
• Mood Disorders
• Anxiety Disorders
• Psychotic Disorders
• Eating Disorders
• Addictive Disorders
• Sex Offender Treatment
• PTSD and Grief

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Aimee Zwahlen

Neurofeedback Technician

As a neurofeedback technician, I love watching the personal growth and progress this form of therapy leads to with my clients. It is exciting getting to know people through working toward a common goal of health and wellness. Each of our brains are unique and fascinating, and I love helping our clients meet their peak performance. Spending time with clients is a joy and I strive to make that time a time of comfort, relaxation, and peace.

Credentials:
• Neurofeedback Technician

Merilee Benware

Administrative Assistant, South Jordan Office

I am very happy to be a part of the Suncrest Counseling team.It is a wonderful opportunity to serve our clients and our therapists as an Administrative Assistant. It is a great pleasure to be a stepping stone in helping our clients receive great care by our highly trained and caring therapists. It is my goal to help you feel welcome and comfortable in our office by greeting you in a friendly and positive manner. I look forward to welcoming you here!

Jordyn Clayson

Administrative Assistant, South Jordan Office

I feel very fortune to be part of the team here at Suncrest! I love being part of an environment where we constantly strive to better ourselves and help those around us. I am currently a student at Weber State University studying Social Work, and I will graduate with my BSW in December. I am thankful for the knowledge I have gained so far in my time at Suncrest, and I look forward to learning more that will help me to be better in the future.

I currently work as an administrative assistant which includes: greeting clients, taking payments, answering phones, scheduling appointments, entering client paperwork, and supporting therapists and staff with other administrative duties.

Becky Doxey

Office Manager, American Fork Office

I enjoy working with people and look forward to welcoming our clients when they come to Suncrest.  I understand that each one of us is dealing with our own individual life experiences and it is my goal to make your time with Suncrest Counseling safe, comfortable and positive.

My responsibilities include scheduling appointments, facilitating client paperwork, answering phones, taking payments, working with our therapists and efficiently managing the office.  I work hard to ensure that our clients have superb customer service.

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Kaylie Dillman

Accounting and Insurance Assistant

I am responsible and perform accounting activities such as updating and maintaining accounting records and preparing various accounting statements, billing documents, and financial reports; enters, retrieves, and maintains information in Quickbooks; prepares invoices, and coordinates mailings; calculates, posts, reconciles, and verifies duties to obtain primary financial data and collects payments. I also oversee submitting all claims to insurance companies as well as follow up on all insurance claims.

Credentials:
• One year of accounting experience
• Two years of insurance experience
• Three years of experience in an office setting
• Associates degree in General Studies at Snow College

Amanda Floto

Operations Manager & Event Coordinator

As the Day Treatment Coordinator here at Suncrest Counseling I have the privilege of working closely with those clients who are seeking daily intensive outpatient treatment. I am able to meet with each new client and discuss their options for building a schedule that caters to their needs and what they are seeking support with to make a lifestyle change. I work closely with our team of therapists to keep informed on the progress of each client to maintain a treatment plan that will aid in their success and knowledge throughout their time here at Suncrest and ultimately to live a happy life.

Credentials:
• 3 years of experience in an office setting
• Bachelor’s degree in Health Science at BYU Idaho

Jessica Huch

Administrative Assistant, American Fork Office

Being a part of the Suncrest team is so rewarding! I enjoy fostering the encouragement, hope and caring environment that Suncrest provides. As an administrative assistant, I look forward to greeting our clients and creating an honest, helpful & positive experience for them in our American Fork office.

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Mimi Krueger

Administrative Assistant, South Jordan Office

As an Administrative Assistant at Suncrest Counseling it is my desire to make every client feel welcome and comfortable.  I enjoy interacting with our clients and hope that each one feels that I care about them.  My responsibilities include greeting clients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, collecting payments, assisting therapists, and entering new clients into our database.

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Susan Larson

Administrative Assistant, Bountiful Office

I am so happy to be working at Suncrest where I have the opportunity to meet our clients face-to-face. My goal is to make each one of our clients feel valued, respected, and comfortable during their time at Suncrest. We have a great staff of therapists in our Bountiful Office that I have the pleasure to interact with and assist daily. All of the years of Customer Service and Management experience that I have is invaluable in my current position at Suncrest. We are here to help our clients on their journey of life and make it the best life it can possibly be.

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Merissa McQuivey

Administrative Assistant, American Fork Office
Each one of us will experience trials and trying times in our lives.  These times can sometimes seem daunting and difficult to manage by ourselves, and help is needed.  The therapists here at Suncrest are excellent at what they do and I’m so happy to be a part of such an amazing team! My goal at Suncrest is to provide a friendly atmosphere where you can feel safe and secure.  I want each client to have a positive experience and feel welcome and respected.  I love working with people and look forward to working with our clients!
I have 6 years of experience working in an office setting, 2 of those being in a counseling office. I attended Snow College and UVU where I studied Elementary Education.

Callie Parkinson

Office Manager, South Jordan Office

I am happy to be a part of Suncrest. I enjoy seeing the therapists truly care for their clients and make a safe, positive space for them to come. My goal is to do the same. My responsibilities as an administrative assistant include greeting clients, taking payments, answering phones, scheduling appointments, entering client paperwork, and assisting therapists.

Amanda Rico

Day Treatment Coordinator

As the Day Treatment Coordinator I am responsible for managing and coordinating treatment for those who are seeking intensive outpatient treatment. I am able to work closely with our therapists to ensure that there is a treatment plan in place to help our Day Treatment clients succeed during their time here at Suncrest. I meet with each client to discuss a schedule that will meet their needs and adjust accordingly. I am grateful to be a part of the process of helping those who are seeking treatment to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Adriana Rocha

Administrative Assistant, South Jordan Office

I am an administrative assistant, and I am happy to be part of the team here at Suncrest. Every person walks a different path in life and it is my goal to make every client feel welcomed and comfortable when they come in to our office. I want to help make Suncrest a positive experience for our clients by, greeting clients, scheduling appointments, answering phones, taking payments, entering client paperwork, and assisting therapists. I have many years of experience working with other people that helps me to achieve my goal here at Suncrest. I also studied at the University of Utah where I graduated with my Bachelors in Psychology.

Katelin Ross

Administrative Assistant, South Jordan Office

Working with the team here at Suncrest is a great opportunity. I love seeing our therapists helping our clients, making this a safe and comfortable place to come. As an administrative assistant I greet clients, take payments, answer phone calls, schedule appointments, enter client paperwork, support other staff and therapists with their duties, as well as helping clients feel welcomed here at Suncrest. I am glad to be apart of Suncrest where we strive to help others feel and become better. Looking forward to meeting you.