About Us


Roselene S. Dalanhese is the clinical director of South Point Counseling Services. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master of Social Work from the University of Utah and she is currently working on a Doctor of Psychology. Among her areas of expertise are mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship problems, domestic violence, and PTSD. Roselene has specialization as a Substance Abuse Professional and as a NOJOS provider. She has been practicing therapy for 15 years.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Roselene has spoken at national conferences and to general audiences on the topics of anger management, depression, marital relationship, and cultural diversity. 

Roselene is an interactive, solution-focused cognitive behavior therapist. Her therapeutic approach focuses on helping clients identify the source of their problems, challenge their dysfunctional beliefs, and change them. This results in a total transformation of their way of experiencing life and their relationships. She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Mind-Body Bridging Certification

Domestic Violence Certified

Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Speaks Spanish & Portuguese 


Kristina Talbert is a clinical psychologist whose primary focus is psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She has worked with a diverse set of populations including children, adolescents, and adults experiencing problems related to autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, such as in-utero exposure to alcohol or drugs, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, and personality disorders.

Kristina’s education and professional development have taken her on a journey from the University of Texas at Austin to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before landing in Salt Lake City. An avid hiker, she quickly fell in the love with the city’s mountain setting. Since 2012, she has completed a one-year internship with Valley Behavioral Health, a one-year residency at the Neuro Assessment and Development Center, and over 3 years as the director of assessment at Summit Community Counseling.

In March 2018, Kristina joined South Point Counseling. As director of the new psychological testing center, she performs a wide range of assessment services including psychological evaluations, neuropsychological assessments, and forensic services. To further her professional development and to keep her clinical skills sharp, Kristina also provides therapy services and enjoys working with adolescents and adults. In therapy, she focuses on using interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral interventions.

Director of Assessment Services 

Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology - University of Texas at Austin  

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (APA accredited program)

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Utah


Carol Flaspoehler is a licensed clinical social worker, and has spent over 20 years working with individuals, couples and families who were in acute crisis and emotional pain. She’s had extensive experience working with at-risk youth and their parents in both private practice and residential treatment facilities.

Carol recognizes that life can indeed be challenging, but believes that we are all capable of finding the strength and courage to meet life's challenges, and, in the process, develop inner strength and a stronger, more positive sense of self.

Carol’s specialty areas include: PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addictions and recovery, personality disorders, couple and family therapy. Her therapeutic focus is an integrated approach in which she utilizes a wide range of therapeutic modalities including: DBT, CBT, EMDR, REBT, gestalt techniques, motivational interviewing, schema therapy and family systems therapy. 

Master of Social Work and Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy - Brigham Young University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


William (Bill) R. Kastner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children and adolescents as well as adults and families for over ten years in the public and private sector.

Bill comes to our team with a passion to help people help themselves by finding effective and healthy ways to meet life’s challenges. He is committed to helping his clients overcome ineffective or unhealthy habits they have developed in attempts to cope with the distresses of life. With extensive experience working with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Bill brings a wide range of experiences related to child safety and protection issues as well as family services and therapy interventions. Currently, Bill works with the local Veteran population in Salt Lake City as a psychotherapist providing outpatient counseling to this distinct population.

He specializes in working with individuals in the areas of mood and personality disorders, depression, panic and anxiety, grief and loss, as well as providing family intervention and couple’s therapy.

Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in Psychology

Master of Social Work - University of Utah
Master of Divinity in Academic Study of Theology
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Chelsea Armstrong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology at Brigham Young University and her Master's in Social Work at The University of Utah. Chelsea has been practicing therapy since 2006 and works with a wide variety of clients.

It is Chelsea's belief that clients can not only heal from emotional problems, but can become stronger and more insightful about what brings them happiness in life. Chelsea believes that healing and recovery is a collaborative process and works together with clients to help them identify and reach their goals. Over the years, Chelsea has treated mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral problems, and more.

Chelsea specializes in working in the EMDR model to treat clients with trauma histories.  She is trained in CBT, TF-CBT and Motivational Interviewing, therapy interventions frequently used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety, and reducing problem behaviors.  Chelsea also specializes in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model.  This model teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills. Chelsea has facilitated DBT groups for both adolescents and adults. 

Chelsea is passionate about her work but also enjoys listening to good music, playing the guitar, reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her family.

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us." David Richo

Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Julian Dalanhese is a two-time Dean’s List graduate. He possesses a Bachelor degree from Utah Valley University in Psychology and a Master degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Julian utilizes evidence-based practices to treat adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health issues. Among his areas of expertise are: addictions (e.g., illicit drugs, alcohol, sex, food, and gambling), anger management, anxiety, and identity loss. He also has experience in inpatient facilities with juveniles who were gang affiliated. 

Julian is a trilingual clinician who speaks Portuguese and Spanish. He is an acculturated therapist that brings a combination of experience allowing him to engage well with clients and establish strong therapeutic relationships necessary to assist one’s personal journey towards change.

Julian worked as a child endangerment specialist and conducted in-home investigations for Child Protective Services in the State of Utah. While attending graduate school, Julian was a counselor for the U.S. Department of Parole and a group facilitator for clients participating in the California State Probation Re-entry Program.

Julian entered the mental health field after having a successful athletic career as a football player and coach. It was after coaching that Julian realized his passion for inspiring and influencing people would require more tools to significantly change lives; this fueled his educational and professional pursuits to become a mental health therapist.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work - The University of Southern California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Speaks Portuguese


Eric Urquidi is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 10 years experience working in various mental health settings. He completed both his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology, and his Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Westminster College. Eric brings empathy, compassion, and understanding to each therapy visit, where he uses a warm, caring approach that focuses on individual strengths and abilities.

Having specialized in treating children and adolescents with attentional, behavioral, and social issues, Eric has been able to cultivate a fun and open atmosphere when helping his younger clients. He uses storytelling, sand tray techniques, and expressive art therapy to help the child client cope with powerful emotions, and difficult family situations. Eric has also been trained in a variety of empirically-supported techniques, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, DBT, Axlinian Play Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, and Eriksonian Hypnosis.

In his spare time, Eric can be found playing violin, classical guitar, or the piano. He loves to travel, is an avid reader, and tends to obsess over dark chocolate.

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology - Westminster College

Master of Science in Professional Counseling - Westminster College

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

National Board Certified Counselor (NCC)


Cindy Wallace is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a master's degree in social work from the University of Utah. She sees a range of clients, children, adolescents, adults, and families. She's very passionate about working with trauma issues and feels it is the root cause of many problems her clients face, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, porn addition, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Trauma and mental health issues often disrupt our lives and can cause us to feel hopeless and powerless to help ourselves. Cindy combines several modalities and experiential therapy techniques, including trauma-focused CBT, DBT, trauma narrative, therapeutic art, and mindfulness. She believes everyone has the capacity to heal and lead a joyous life. From her own experience as a survivor, Cindy knows recovering from trauma is a journey but it is possible to find peace and happiness with ourselves.

In her spare time, Cindy is a writer. As a freelance journalist, she has had over 50 articles published and her short stories have been published in literary magazines. She writes novels about contemporary issues like PTSD, addiction, and abuse. She enjoys reading, cultural arts, and spending time with her family. She can often be found in her favorite place, sunshine.

Bachelor of Science in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis - Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Kimberly Newman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a Magna Cum Laude undergrad, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in writing and rhetoric studies, from the University of Utah where she went on to earn her Master of Social Work, with a mental health concentration and graduate certificate in women’s health.

Kim is committed to providing compassionate, empathetic, and competent care in order to facilitate her clients’ growth and healing. She values each client’s unique cultural, spiritual, personal, and interpersonal experiences. She embraces a holistic approach, taking the client’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health into consideration in order to empower them as they work to obtain the level of well-being they are seeking. Kim’s use of strengths-based therapy assists her clients in identifying, recognizing, developing, and utilizing their internal resourcefulness and resilience to discover effective solutions to their struggles with an emphasis on customizing care toward each client’s unique needs.

Much of Kim’s clinical work has focused on supporting survivors of trauma on their path toward healing, particularly those with a history of sexual/complex trauma and child abuse. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as couples and families with a variety of experiences and needs. In addition to working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and grief, she has experience working with individuals and couples in the areas of intimacy, sex and sexuality, and out of control sexual behavior. Depending on the client’s goals and needs, Kim employs a number of different therapeutic approaches, most commonly Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), person-centered therapy, mindfulness, Herman’s tri-phasic model of recovery, and the Gottman method of couples therapy.

When not helping others through her work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and three adult children. When she finds the time, she likes writing, traveling, genealogy, gardening, learning new and interesting things, and exploring nature.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Priscilla Cancado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received both her Master’s Degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

Priscilla has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, PTSD, and behavioral problems. She tailors treatment to meet each individual’s needs and treatment goals. Priscilla believes that therapy is a collaborative process and works together with clients to help them reach their goals. She strives to create a warm and respectful environment for each client. Priscilla utilizes different evidence-based modalities in her practice such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, mindfulness, person-centered, play therapy, and other experiential methods.

Priscilla is passionate about her work and considers it a privilege to help individuals build on their strengths and achieve their goals. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, be outdoors, play tennis, travel, and bake.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - Brigham Young University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Speaks Portuguese


Emily Rose is a Clinical Social Worker. She received her master’s degree from Louisiana State University.

Emily specializes in EMDR, having gained competencies through her training with Francine Shapiro’s EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. She has also trained with the Children’s Justice Center and Primary Children’s Hospital in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has certified in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). Emily’s client focus is adults and adolescents experiencing trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ -specific needs, self-esteem, and anger management.

Outside of the therapeutic setting she was a professional ballet dancer and also employed as the Artistic Director for a ballet company in the Bay Area. Pan-professional exposures have provided her with distinctive experiences among diverse populations which inform her that, regardless of time or place, desired peace comes from healthy reprocessing of the past, coupled with mindful construction of the present. She values a collaborative approach supporting her clients’ abilities to realize goals within their own value systems.

Master of Social Work - Louisiana State University, summa cum laude

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Karen Pendleton has been a part of the Utah Deaf community since birth, and has been an ASL Interpreter by profession for ten years. She holds certifications at both the state (Utah Professional) and National (NIC) levels, but found that by nature of the profession, her interaction and work with the Deaf community was restricted. The desire to do more led Karen back to Utah Valley University to pursue a master's degree in Social Work. Karen is passionate about collaborating with the Deaf Community to increase available services "in their native language."

Karen currently specializes in trauma, attachment disruptions, sexual offending behavior, financial upset impacts on mental health, eating disorders, sexual abuse, identity and gender identity crises, family systems, Child of Deaf Adult familial disruptions, and navigating deaf child of hearing parent circumstances. Karen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Utah Valley University and graduated with a minor in Deaf Studies in 2009, she graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work from UVU in April 2019. When she isn't studying therapeutic modalities, Karen enjoys building furniture and carpentry work, gardening, home improvement projects, and running her dogs.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Deaf Studies - Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work - Utah Valley University

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)

Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)


Brandie Paterakis is a clinical therapist. She graduated the from the University of Utah with a Master in Social Work and is currently working on her Gottman Level 1 Certification.

She started her career at Turnabout Stillwater Academy, where she found a love for working with troubled teens. She then transitioned to LDS Family services where she worked with adults, couples, families, teens, missionaries, and bishops.

Brandie brings excitement and passion to the therapy room as she prides herself in providing a genuinely warm and empathetic experience. She enjoys working with all cultural and religious backgrounds. She strives to tailor treatment based on the client's needs to find their own individual goals for healing. Some areas she enjoys working with include troubled teens, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Brandie has a true love for life and it is apparent in her therapy sessions as she creates a fun, energetic healing environment.

Brandie enjoys spending time with her husband of 21 years, and her four dramatic teenage daughters. They enjoy being fun and crazy, while always looking for projects and activities to do together as a family. Outside of work Brandie enjoys speaking to large groups, theater, singing, decorating, reading, experiencing strange foods and exploring the world.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Mandy Langton graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Clinical Social Worker and has spent her career working with addiction and mood disorders. Mandy uses a holistic approach, exploring all areas of a person's situation to discover what a truly meaningful life looks like for that person. She enjoys a values-approach to therapy and believes that insight to self helps us accept ourselves where we can and challenge where we can't. She also enjoys bringing art and creative solutions into the therapeutic process.

Mandy has lived most of her life in Alaska. She likes to travel and has spent time in Asia and Africa, as well as most of North America. She likes to make memories with her husband and three sons. 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Sara Christman is a Licensed Psychologist whose clinical focus includes psychological and neuropsychological assessment as well as individual and couples counseling. Since beginning her training in 2010, she has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health agencies, university counseling centers, primary care, and private practice. Sara’s professional interests for therapy include identity integration, interpersonal issues, relationship trauma, existential concerns, and treating depression and anxiety. Sarah also specializes in cognitive coaching for ADHD.

Sara values working collaboratively with clients to address their presenting concerns. She strives to offer an open and accepting environment for self-exploration. She approaches her clinical work using an interpersonal orientation, utilizing the therapeutic relationship to gently challenge clients, offer new perspectives, and facilitate desired change. Additionally, she integrates cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness, and self-compassion to help clients deepen their awareness of self and develop new coping skills. When working with couples, Sara primarily uses Gottman Method Therapy. Sara is passionate about issues of social justice and aims to provide culturally sensitive counseling and assessment to clients from all backgrounds. 

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time outside hiking, camping, and snowboarding. Most of all, she values spending quality time with the special people and pets in her life.   

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology - University of Texas at Austin 

Master of Arts in Counselor Education - University of Texas at Austin 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Texas at San Antonio 

Licensed Psychologist 


Celesta Jones is a Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of Utah and her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University. Celesta has a wide variety of social work and clinical experiences which allow her an understanding of and ability to work with diverse populations. Celesta has experience in policy work and creation, juvenile corrections, developmental disabilities, mental health, and sexual violence coupled with trauma recovery.

Celesta has a passion for helping people to live the best and most fulfilling lives they can. She maintains the belief that all people can accomplish great things when given the proper tools to do so and carries this belief into her practice with a strengths-based approach. Celesta utilizes skills from a number of therapeutic modalities, but typically maintains a focus on components stemming from that of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Additionally, Celesta upholds a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and the role it plays in mental health, thus incorporating Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Art Therapy, and Movement into her sessions when possible and appropriate.

In her spare time, Celesta enjoys spending time with family and loved ones, exercising, photography, and the engaging in the occasional Netflix binge. She has a passion for animals, a deep connection to the need for self-care and body awareness, and a drive for continuous learning and personal growth.

Master of Social Work - Fordham University

Bachelor of Social Work - University of Utah

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Dr. Susi Dalanhese is a board certified doctor of nursing practice with expertise in critical care and post-acute care, including depression and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Dalanhese earned her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.  She went on to receive a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Utah School of Nursing. She holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner.  She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Dalanhese has extensive experience in pain management with a minimum use of opiates. She also manages patients with depression and anxiety to help improve quality of life. 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Brigham Young University

Master of Science in Nursing - University of Utah

Doctor of Nursing Practice - University of Utah

Board Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center

Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

DEA Certified

Speaks Spanish & Portuguese


Kimberly Jensen graduated from University of Utah’s Masters of Social Work program and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University with a minor in Family Science.

Kim has experience working with people of all ages. She has been a school counselor at a Title I school and helped advocate for children from a variety of backgrounds (homeless, parental divorce, immigrants) with their academic, emotional, or social issues.  She has worked in multiple adolescent environments, including counseling centers, group homes, and rehabilitation facilities. She has spent an extensive amount of time working with adults from different situations, including substance abuse.

Kim’s primary areas of focus are depression, anxiety, grief & loss, marriage & family, life changes, and addiction.  She utilizes several modalities based on the situation, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gottman Level 1, Play Therapy, and others.

Kim is originally from California, and has also lived in New Jersey before settling in Utah.  She enjoys spending time with her five children, travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.  

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah


Kip Griffith is a licensed clinical therapist. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Utah State University and has worked in a variety of treatment settings including mental health and addiction recovery. Kip enjoys assisting others to find greater meaning and purpose in everyday activities while exploring their own hidden depths. His own life experience reinforced his view of the capacity for change as he’s worked with people from all walks of life. He has served as a clinical case manager with the St. Mary’s Center for Recovery residential treatment program, as an addiction therapist with the Turning Point Centers, and as a family therapist with the James Mason Centers for Recovery. Kip has also facilitated countless therapy groups where he has utilized experiential techniques to teach new and powerful life lessons with a lasting impact.

Kip joined the team at South Point Counseling Services in 2018. He has a special capacity in working with those who have experienced trauma, depression, and/or anxiety as some of his own family members have dealt with these conditions. Kip believes it is possible to overcome issues of trauma and other relationship difficulties through a strengths-based approach.  He utilizes principles of person-centered therapy in each session and also employs elements of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in working with clients. 

Kip encourages each of his clients to appreciate their unique resilience and strength by becoming the hero of their own stories.  He loves learning about other cultures and languages and is an avid fan of exploring the night sky. He also likes spending time with his wife and children and traveling to new places.

Master of Social Work - Utah State University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Dr. Tracie L. Hoffman is an LCSW who earned her master’s degree (MSW) from Brigham Young University and her PhD in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California.

Tracie has extensive practice history in outpatient, inpatient, in-home, and residential behavioral health settings. She also has taught across the spectrum of social work education in academic and clinical field positions. In these capacities, Tracie has taught at the University of Utah, the University of Southern California, the University of California Los Angeles, California State University-Northridge, and Argosy University.

Dr. Hoffman delights in working with children, teens, and adults.  She is skilled at individual, couple, family, and group therapies. She is trained in Psychodynamic Therapy, Relationship Counseling, Positive Psychology, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Psychodramatic Interventions, Sand Tray, and Play Therapies, as well as in Trauma and Substance Abuse Treatment.  Tracie is experienced in treating anxiety disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, depression, OCD/perfectionism, thought disorders, and life adjustment issues. Tracie is passionate about self-compassion and self-love. She believes in helping people to achieve increased levels of joy in their life pursuits, in their relationships, as well as in their minds and hearts.

In her personal life, Tracie is well known for her love of dogs.  She has a Golden Labrador Retriever named “Gus” and a Black Plott Hound named “Marley.” Tracie also loves being in her old farm house (named “Shady Grove”), reading, cooking, and being with family.  

Master of Social Work (MSW) – Brigham Young University

PhD in Clinical Social Work -University of Southern California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Utah and California Licenses


Alisha Mills was born and raised in Utah and has practiced in New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, and Oklahoma. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Utah State University and her Master of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma.

Alisha has enjoyed working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, clients on home care and hospice, the geriatric population, at-risk youth, and children, parents, and caregivers involved with child welfare.  

Alisha has a deep understanding of how a person’s upbringing and surroundings can affect their sense of self and core beliefs. She is no stranger to life’s hardships and difficulties, so she has a strong conviction that through hard work and persistence, individuals can become stronger and more in tune with their inner selves. This understanding will lead naturally to more self-understanding and self-love.

Alisha utilizes many evidence-based modalities in her practice such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and person-centered therapies.

Fun facts: Alisha has lived in Japan and has two cats named Winston and Hemingway.

Bachelor of Social Work - Utah State University

Master of Social Work - University of Oklahoma

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Erin Anguino is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California Lutheran University and her Master's degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. After practicing in California since 2011, Erin moved back to Utah where she continues to expand her expertise and offer support to individuals and families. With a warm and welcoming personality, she encourages self reflection, expression, and growth in her clients. She is skilled in working with children, adolescents, and young adults, and has training in trauma and play therapy. Her areas of specialization include navigating life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, identity development, and trauma healing. It is important to her to create a comfortable environment for clients to build self awareness and achieve their goals.

In addition to being a therapist, Erin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.   Her experience gives her an enhanced understanding of the connection between mind and body that is often integrated into her therapeutic approach. She remains attuned with those struggling with body image, health issues, perfectionism, and low self-esteem.

Erin enjoys an active lifestyle and loves being outdoors, hiking, running, cooking, and spending time with her husband and son. She strives to be a positive role model while inspiring others to reach their potential.

Bachelor of Psychology - California Lutheran University

Master - Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)


Heather Draughan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Utah State University and Master in Social Work at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Heather has over 11 years of direct clinical experience in Las Vegas and more recently the Salt Lake area.

Heather’s belief is that seeking help is a courageous step to be commended. In the therapeutic space, we come to understand the deeper meanings of the problems we face, gain the emotional tools to solve these problems, and become more confident in the decisions we make through the work we do. Heather enjoys working with adults, families, and children who have different issues such as forms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or stressful life transitions. She also has considerable background working with children who present with developmental or behavioral issues.

Knowing every person is unique, Heather uses a strengths-based approach and a variety of tools including play therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), sand tray therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), to name just a few. While passionate about her work, on a personal level Heather enjoys traveling, visiting new cultures, weightlifting, and participating in activities with her family such as hiking, boating, and camping in our beautiful state.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Utah State University

Master of Social Work - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 


Darci Alston is a dual licensed clinician as she holds the licenses of Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Counselor, in the State of Utah. Darci received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Utah State University. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling where she graduated Cum Laude, or with distinction, from Hawaii Pacific University. Darci’s areas of expertise include, mood disorders, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, communication issues and addictions.

Darci specializes in working with adolescents, adults, and families. Darci is passionate about helping clients feel understood, identify root issues and utilizing new skills to empower the individual or family unit. Darci prides herself on being a safe space for clients with racial stress/trauma. She strives to work as a collaborator for the client on their journey to gain new skills, correct maladaptive habits and create happiness.

Darci often uses a variety of counseling techniques such as DBT, CBT, REBT, Trauma Informed, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing. Darci will work within these frameworks to utilize skills and techniques that will best fit the client and their needs

When Darci is not helping others, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, watching reality TV and playing Call of Duty.

Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Human Development – Utah State University

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Hawaii Pacific University 

Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)

Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDC)


Mitchel Acton is a Certified Social Worker. He grew up in the Bay Area of California before moving to Utah to pursue his educational interests. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah.

Mitchel has been working in the field of mental health since 2016 and believes that effectively addressing your mental health has direct implications for your life. Mitchel has a desire to help children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families achieve a happy and fulfilling life. Mitchel believes that everyone's values and perspectives are a key part of who they are and has a desire to promote conversations and treatment that is congruent with your values and perspectives.  

Mitchel believes in a client-centered, collaborative treatment approach and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and motivational interviewing treatment interventions. Mitchel has level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, as well as training in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, and has experience working with individuals with complex diagnoses.  

When Mitchel is not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing sports, reading, playing video games and going outside. Mitchel enjoys hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.  

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in History – University of Utah 

Master of Social Work – University of Utah 

Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training  

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

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Marcia Light is an Associate Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) with a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults in order to help them recognize their inner power and use this power to create a fulfilling life story with great depths of positivity.

Marcia is a dedicated professional and she works with research-based therapy theories. Her approach includes Cognitive Restructuring, EMDR, Play Therapy, and Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Mindful Awareness, Relaxation, Meditation, and Guided Imagery techniques. Her main focus is to empower the client for skill building and healing.

Marcia has experience working with trauma, PTSD, domestic violence victims, depression, anxiety, and the Autism Spectrum. She embraces people from all over the world as she greatly appreciates multicultural diversity.

Originally from Brazil, Marcia’s first language is Portuguese and, through her life’s experiences and travels, she is also fluent in Spanish.

Bachelor of Art – Weber State University

Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) – University of Phoenix

Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish

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Ariana Rosenberg is a Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and her Master of Social Work from Columbia University. Ariana has experience working with youth and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, trauma, and grief. She works to develop enriching relationships based on individual needs and goals. Ariana believes that therapy is a holistic and collaborative process that can be truly empowering for both clients and therapists. 

Ariana has training in Complicated Grief Treatment, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness and Meditation, and Motivational Interviewing, which is aimed at helping change unwanted behaviors. Ariana believes in changing the dialogue and stigma around mental illness, and first became passionate about mental health while living in Japan. 

Ariana enjoys traveling, reading, baking, and spending time outdoors. While she  grew up in Washington D.C., she loves living in Utah and getting to spend her free time in all of Utah's fabulous outdoors! 

Bachelors of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - Columbia University 

Complicated Grief Treatment

Speaks Japanese

 Brooke Jensen has worked in the mental health field for many years. She believes that everyone has an innate ability to heal. She strives to create a safe place for clients to tell their story and works to help them gain insight into what is holding them back, learn how to overcome obstacles standing in the way, and create the life and relationships that they truly desire. 

Brooke has a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in recreational therapy, and a second master's degree in social work. Her background in recreational therapy allows her to utilize experiential therapeutic techniques with clients and their families. She is trained in sandtray therapy, and EMDR, and undertook training to become a certified clinical trauma professional. Brooke takes a systemic and attachment based approach to therapy and has the most experience working with adolescent and adult women struggling with depression, anxiety, relational issues, self-esteem, eating disorders, and trauma. Brooke grew up mostly in California but moved to Germany for her middle school years and spent her senior year of high school in Russia both times moving with her family. As a result, one of her favorite things to do is see the world and learn about different cultures. In her free time, she also enjoys playing the guitar and singing, photography, playing games of any sort, anything having to do with playing or being in the water, and spending time with her family and friends.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Science in Recreational Therapy - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - Western New Mexico University

Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS)

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Blaine Daimaru is a Certified Social Worker. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from       Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Music degree. He went on to earn a   Master of Divinity degree from Lubbock Christian University and a Master of Social   Work degree from Louisiana State University. Blaine’s clinical focus is on treating substance abuse, depression, and anxiety using cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused therapy. He also has a passion for teaching conflict resolution, communication, and relationship skills.

 Blaine is married with two young children. He enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, visiting aquariums, attending orchestra concerts, reading, composing music, and learning. Blaine also loves serving his community and nation as a chaplain in the Utah Army National Guard.

Bachelor of Music – Brigham Young University

Master of Divinity – Lubbock Christian University

Master of Social Work – Louisiana State University

Certified Social Worker (CSW)


 Maddy Upchurch is a Certified Social Worker (CSW) who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Utah Valley University. Maddy has experience working with adults with anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health obstacles. Maddy focuses on helping individuals with self-awareness, emotional regulation, bettering relationships, and progress, not perfection.

Maddy emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based practice. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, are some of the therapy techniques that she utilizes. She has a passion for Gestalt Therapy and mindfulness for individuals to become more aware and achieve self-acceptance and self-love. In addition, she has a desire to uplift and stand up for individuals whose voices have been quieted. Maddy loves to travel and experience new cultures. She enjoys cooking, taking photos of the outdoors, and spending time with her husband. She is eager to learn and to become the best version of herself.

Bachelor of Social Work-Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work-Utah Valley University

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Certified Prime for Life Instructor


 Kate Nettles is a Certified Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She moved to Utah in 2019 for graduate school and quickly fell in love with the mountains and culture of Salt Lake City.

Kate has been passionate about mental health since she began her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She believes that therapy is for everyone and should be normalized in our society. She has experience doing therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals and couples experiencing a myriad of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and faith transitions.

Kate believes that the best way to connect with people is through vulnerable, authentic relationships, both in therapy and in our personal lives. he takes a client-centered, strength- based approach, knowing that therapy is not “one size fits all.” Kate is also passionate about integrating art into therapy based on client need and interest.

She believes that every person deserves a life worth living, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. Kate is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and racial equity and seeks to create a space in therapy that is welcoming for everyone.

Kate has lived in three different National Parks, loves musicals, and was a dancer for ten years. In her free time, she likes to hike and camp, play with her cat, Murphy, drink coffee, and spend quality time with friends.

Bachelor of Social Work - Abilene Christian University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah


Marisa Alder is a Certified Social Worker (CSW) who received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Utah Valley University and went on to graduate the advanced standing Master's of Social Work program at the University of Utah. Marisa has experienced working in diverse backgrounds such as working with adolescence in crisis, addiction recovery, Child and Family Services, and in skilled nursing/assisted living settings. Marisa enjoys working with a variety of different mental health issues and aims to create a welcoming and safe space for all persons. 

Marisa highlights the importance of the client telling their story and works with the client to reauthor the parts of their story that are holding them back. Her passion is seeing the client from outside of their problems to gain better insight on who the client is and how the problem is affecting them to empower clients to facilitate change in their own lives. 

Marisa is a native Utahn and enjoys exploring the outdoors in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with animals including her pet cat, thrifting, listening to music and playing video games.

Bachelor of Social Work - Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah


 Jenny Ahlborn is a Clinical Social Work Intern. She graduated with her bachelor’s  degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and will be graduating with her master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in December 2020. Jenny is passionate about mental health and loves to see people become more at peace with themselves. She values the different cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds that all people have, and believes that we all can begin to heal through positive human connection. She believes that everyone has the potential to achieve a fulfilling life and loves giving the tools to clients to help them achieve this goal. 

Jenny has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, trauma, grief, interpersonal issues, and on the autism spectrum. She utilizes evidence-based modalities in her practice using a client-centered approach, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, play therapy, motivational interviewing, and strength-based therapy.

Jenny is originally from Georgia, moved to Hawaii for school, and finished school in Utah and has lived here since. Jenny enjoys traveling, singing, hiking, baking, reading, working out, watching movies, and loves petting every dog she meets.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work – Arizona State University

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)


Michael Sparks is a Clinical Social Work Intern. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and will be graduating with his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in May 2020. Michael has always been passionate about mental health and is fascinated with the intricate bond between the mind and body. He believes in the inherent strength of an individual. He loves to work with his clients, as a team, to help them achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

Michael has experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem and interpersonal issues. He believes in utilizing evidence-based modalities with a client-centered approach, including a strength-based perspective, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Michael was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where he enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, camping, and trail running with his dogs. As a retired chef, he also loves spending time working on his garden and cooking meals for his friends and family. 

Bachelor of Social Work- University of Utah

Master of Social Work- University of Utah

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)


Joseph Gleed is a Clinical Social Work Intern. He graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and will be graduating with his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in the spring of 2021. Joseph is passionate about supporting others as they improve their mental health and develop strategies to live a more meaningful and valued life.

He has experience working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and veterans, helping individuals and families that have been affected by trauma, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. He has also completed the Certified Sexual Assault Counselor training to better support those who have experienced various forms of interpersonal violence. Joseph also works to rescue trafficked children in countries around the world as well as the aftercare for those affected by this horrendous act, working with Operation Underground Railroad, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, and the Child Liberation Foundation among others. He has been awarded the Diplomat for the Comisión Internacional De Derechos Humanos from his work rescuing trafficked children in Mexico, including the largest such operation in Mexican history.

Joseph utilizes a client and strength-centered cognitive-behavioral approach using a variety of evidence-based practices including, and with a focus on, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), treatment of PTSD, Mindfulness and Meditation, Gottman Level 2 couples therapy, treatment of complex grief, and more. Joseph is the creator of a program for women (Victim-to-Victor) who have experienced trauma in its many forms utilizing Krav Maga self-defense training in combination with individual and group psychotherapy designed specifically to rebuild the sense of strength, confidence, safety, resiliency, self-control, and self-efficacy lost after a traumatic event through a mind-body integrated approach to treatment.

In addition to being a therapist and being involved in rescue operations for child trafficking, Joseph has spent the last two decades as a self-defense expert teaching courses both nationally and abroad to children and adults from every walk of life. When Joseph isn’t in therapy sessions he spends his time with his wife and six children playing games, enjoying the outdoors, reading, and at his family’s self-defense and fitness gym in Sandy Utah, Unified Krav Maga.

Bachelor of Psychology - Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah (2021)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2 Certified 

Victim-to-Victor Creator 

Diplomat for the Comisión Internacional De Derechos Humanos - Mexico

Administrative Staff


Ana Dalanhese started working at South Point in 2017 as a receptionist, worked as the office manager for a time, and is now the human resources manager. Having worked in different positions helped Ana to gain extensive knowledge in every aspect of the business.  She is married to Julian and they have a son and a daughter. She works part-time from home as her most important job in life is being a mother and wife.


Bianca Diaz is our Billing Supervisor and specializes in researching payments and insurance billing. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and reading. She's a big comic con fan and reads anything Nicolas Sparks writes.


Amelia Maag is our senior administrative assistant. She has received her Bachelor’s of Family Life and Human development from Southern Utah University and is hoping to one day become a therapist herself. In her spare time she loves reading books, adding new additions to her closet, and taking care of her many house plants.


Haley Mortensen is a billing specialist. She enjoys working at South Point Counseling  Services. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Madeline Crump is one of the billing specialists at South Point Counseling. Over the      last three years, she has been working towards her associates and plans on going to            trade school to become a master aesthetician. When she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, going out with her friends, and spending time with her family. 


Celia Chavez is an Administrative Assistant. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University - Dominguez Hills and has spent the last 3 years working with the developmentally disabled population. Celia hopes to continue her education and earn a master’s degree in the future. Outside of work, Celia enjoys spending time with family and during spare time loves to play soccer.


Whitney Ballam is one of our Billing Specialists. She started working for South Point in 2017 as a receptionist and moved into Billing. She took a leave after having her first child, but is back working part time. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, and pickleball.  

TinaTina Preece is our new Administrative Assistant.  Tina's primary responsibility is to monitor any missing client forms that are pending completion and/or signature through our Portal.  She is originally from California.  In her free time, Tina enjoys outdoors, going camping, and spending time with her family.


Annabelle Ok is an Administrative Assistant for the back office. She has a deep passion for illustration and is currently studying digital illustration while curating her own portfolio. In her spare time she enjoys training her two dogs and spending time with family.

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