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About Us


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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)

NOJOS Certified

Brainspotting Certified

Mind-Body Bridging Certified

Domestic Violence Certified

Member of the American Psychological Association

Speaks Spanish & Portuguese


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Dr. 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


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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 in Marriage & Family Therapy - Brigham Young University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


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Bill Kastner has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years. He has been at South Point Counseling for eight of those years. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker therapist who enjoys working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families alike.

Bill comes from a background working with child and family services. He brings a wide range of experiences related to child well-being and family interventions. Bill specializes in working with individuals in the areas of mood and personality disorders, anxiety, depression, anger management, domestic violence, and couple’s therapy. He embraces various faith experiences, all races, and is LGBTQ inclusive. Bill also works with the local Veteran population in Salt Lake City as a psychotherapist providing outpatient counseling to this unique population.

Bill uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach as well as Solution-Focused therapy. He is skilled in DBT and other evidence-based models. Bill has a passion to help people who want to help themselves. He is committed to helping others find healthy and effective ways in meeting life’s unique challenges. 

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)


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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 in Social Work with a minor in psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


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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)


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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 in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis - Utah Valley University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


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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)


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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


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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)


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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)


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Dr. 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 enjoys treating 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 



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Dr. Susi Dalanhese is a family nurse practitioner who specializes in psychiatric medication management at South Point Counseling. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, then earned a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

Dr. Dalanhese, DNP has extensive experience in pain management with a minimum use of opiates. She has experience with psychiatric medication management to help clients with several mental health illnesses, including anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, depression, OCD, panic and sleep disorders. Dr. Dalanhese is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Brigham Young University

Master of Science in Nursing - University of Utah

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - University of Utah

Board Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center

Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

DEA Certified

Speaks Portuguese & Spanish


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Dr. Justin Top is a certified resident psychologist. He has a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Counseling Psychology. He also has a Master’s degree in Religious Education with an emphasis on military ministry from Brigham Young University. 

Justin has been providing counseling since 2008 and has gained experience working in a variety of environments, including military, pediatric care, hospital, hospice and university settings. His areas of specialty include military issues, religion and spirituality, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. Additionally, he has notable experience working with perfectionism, addiction recovery, PTSD, couples and teens.

Justin’s approach to therapy uses current research about how the brain works to help clients become aware of the personal lenses through which they see the world.  As clients learn skills to help them deal with distortions in their lenses that are causing problems for them and their relationships, they can also make changes in their perspective that lead to more healthy and helpful thought patterns.  Justin utilizes principles from many different therapeutic modalities, including CBT, ACT, REBT and PCT.

Master of Arts in Religious Education – Brigham Young University

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology – Brigham Young University


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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


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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


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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)


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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)


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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 in Visual Arts - 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

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)


Maddie

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)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained


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Tracy Avery is a Clinical Social Work Intern. She graduated summa cum laude from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in family and human development. She will earn her master’s degree in social work with a focus on mental health from the University of Utah in May 2022.

Tracy uses a client-centered, strengths-based approach and is passionate about helping people heal, improve connection with others, transition through difficult life changes, find hope, meaning, and purpose, and achieve better overall health and wellbeing through evidence-based practice. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples. She has experience using Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, mindfulness, and more.

Tracy was born and raised in Utah other than her elementary school years which were spent in Chicago. She loves being a mom and spending time with her three children. She teaches Kundalini Yoga and Mindfulness meditation classes. Some of her other favorite things include travel, cooking, hiking, mountain biking, and being at the beach or in the mountains.

Bachelor of Psychology - Utah State University, summa cum laude

Master of Social Work - University of Utah (2022)

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)


Marisa

Marisa Alder is a Certified Social Worker 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

Jenny Ahlborn is a Clinical Social Worker. 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 (CSW)


Alisiah

Alisiah McCardell Alisiah McCardell is a Clinical Social Worker. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from the University of Utah, graduated with her Master’s Degree of Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University. With experience from working with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and foster care agencies in the Salt Lake Valley, Alisiah brings a variety of experience of working with children and adolescents who have experienced different types of trauma. Her current specialties are working with concerns that involve depression, anxiety, suicidal/ self- harm concerns, eating disorders, attachment disorders, LGBTQ+ oppression, religious/ mixed faith concerns, parent and child relationships, behavioral concerns, PTSD, and different types of abuse and neglect.

Alisiah is very passionate in advocating for her clients and takes on a client- centered and strengths- based approach to make sure that her clients receive the service they deserve. Alisiah’s main goal is to help support children and adolescents to feel in control of their lives and to take back power that they may have felt they lost through traumatic experiences. She works collaboratively with the clients and their support systems (family, friends, loved ones etc.) in the therapeutic process to create a space where they feel comfortable to achieve their goals. Alisiah strives to empower her clients by utilizing mindfulness skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-informed therapy, and Play Therapy.

Alisiah emphasizes the importance of self- care and how mental and physical health are connected. Alisiah is passionate about exercise and staying active. She enjoys working out, surfing, longboarding, going on motorcycle rides, and spending time outside. Alisiah loves learning about nutrition and how what we put in our bodies not only effects our bodies, but also our minds. She values striving to become the best version of herself and tries to be an example of that for everyone around her.

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 - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - Indiana Wesleyan University


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Joseph Stanton graduated from Utah Valley University with a master’s degree in social work. Joseph started his career working at Cirque Lodge, where he gained experience with clients dealing with addiction. Most recently, he worked at LDS Family Services, where he developed a passion for working with teenagers and young adults.

Joseph uses a combination of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and mindfulness approaches in his treatment. Along with these approaches, Joseph holds a strong belief in incorporating a holistic approach to client treatment. He promotes working with clients to understand their physical, social, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs as essential in developing greater self-actualization.

In his spare time, Joseph enjoys hiking, camping, playing soccer, cooking, and playing with his kids.

Master of Social Work - Utah Valley University

Clinical Social Worker (CSW) 


kenzie

Kenzie Knight is a Clinical Social Worker. Kenzie graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science. She graduated from the University of Utah with her master’s degree in social work. Kenzie is passionate about mental health, helping clients to find wellness, and providing trauma-informed care.

Kenzie believes in using a client-centered, humanistic, and strengths-focused approach with her clients. Kenzie enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has experience using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy (SFT), the Gottman Method, and more. Kenzie is also passionate about helping her clients to build a peaceful relationship with food and body through Intuitive Eating.

Kenzie grew up in Utah and enjoys hiking and spending time outside. Kenzie is also a certified group fitness aerobics instructor, and is passionate about joyful movement. She loves music, reading, and spending time with her family.

Bachelor of Psychology - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Clinical Social Work (CSW)


Joseph

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


Tiera Kimball

Tiera Kimball is a Clinical Social Worker. She graduated with a degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Tiera has always been passionate about mental health and loves to see clients gain insight and understanding about themselves and others. By taking a holistic approach, she believes everyone has the ability to heal and grow into stronger, wiser and more confident versions of themselves. She believes everyone is hardwired for growth, and with the right tools everyone has the ability to achieve their goals.

Tiera has experience working with adults, including the elderly, experiencing depression, anxiety, short and long term disability, trauma, grief and loss. She also has an interest in working with those struggling with faith, spirituality and trauma. Tiera believes in utilizing evidence-based modalities in her practice including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, strength-based therapy and motivational interviewing. She is also trained in EMDR therapy.

Tiera was born and raised in Utah and enjoys spending time with her husband and four sons at their family cabin. She is an avid reader and is often found sitting in her favorite chair consuming books as fast as she can. Tiera also has a regular yoga and meditation practice that she finds invaluable for maintaining her physical and emotional mental health.

Bachelor of Social Work - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - Arizona State University 

Clinical Social Work (CSW)


Teresa Weber

Teresa Weber is a Clinical Social Worker. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Child and Family Services. She will be graduating with her master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in July 2021.

With a lifelong passion for helping people who are struggling, Teresa is committed to providing an accepting environment to help individuals and families overcome difficulties. Her goal is to empower clients and share practical tools that support change in behaviors and underlying beliefs. Teresa works to create a safe space by building the therapeutic relationship between client and clinician and believe that relationships have substantial power to effect lasting change.

Teresa has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and relationship issues. 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. She is also trained in EMDR therapy.

Outside the office, Teresa enjoys golf, hiking, snowshoeing, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services - University of Phoenix

Master of Social Work - Arizona State University

Clinical Social Work (CSW)


Bryce Rodabough

Bryce Rodabough is a clinical social work intern working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Bryce graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Utah State University. He is currently working on his Master of Social Work degree and will graduate from the University of Utah in May of 2022. 

Bryce has worked with a wide variety of clients including teenagers, young adults and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and addiction recovery. He has experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness training, Gottman couples counseling and 12-Step addiction recovery. He believes his role is to empower his clients to make the changes that they desire in their lives.

Bryce was born in Utah and enjoys spending his time outdoors. When he isn’t at South Point, you will probably find him up Big Cottonwood Canyon rock climbing or traveling to a national park and he looks forward to meeting you,

Bachelor of Human Development and Family Studies - Utah State University

Master of Social Work - University of Utah (2022)

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)



Carrie

Carrie Wendt is a Clinical Social Work Intern continuing her education to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has received her  Bachelors from BYU in Psychology and is graduating from the the Master of Social Work program at BYU in April of 2022.

Carrie has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing a variety of approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Carrie has worked with individuals experiencing a diversity of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive and compulsive disorders, and behavioral concerns. Carrie is passionate about assisting others in developing a balanced mindset while working through mental illnesses. She believes in the power of person-centered therapy and empathy to empower individuals to enact changes in their lives. 

Carrie is enamored by nature and loves outdoor activities especially hiking, camping, and running. She loves playing her ukulele, watching musicals, and is often caught dancing when good music is playing. 

Bachelors of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work- Brigham Young University (2022)

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)


Laura

Laura Matson is a Clinical Social Work Intern. She graduated with a degree from the University of Utah in Sociology in 2013 and will graduate with her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2022. Laura draws on her own personal experience and motivation for learning in supporting her clients as they work towards their goals.

Laura enjoys working with teens and adults. She empathizes with teens who are having behavioral or emotional difficulties as well as supporting their parents. Laura has a background in grief and trauma and is enthusiastic about how her EMDR training can be impactful in those areas. She is also trained in Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy, Mind Body Bridging, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Laura has lived in Utah for 18 years and has found happiness and her family among the mountains. She is married with two children and in her free time enjoys being on a bicycle, playing board games, anything Harry Potter, and reading by the fire.

Bachelors of Science in Sociology - University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah (2022)

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI) 


Ryan

Ryan Peterson is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern. Ryan graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in communication. She will graduate from Adam’s State University with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2022. She has experience working with children of all ages in various educational and therapeutic settings as a kindergarten teacher.

Ryan believes there is not a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. She looks holistically at each individual and treats each individual differently, according to their specific needs. Ryan has experience in play therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

During her free time, Ryan enjoys exploring new restaurants, cooking at home, and running. She enjoys being outside and playing games with her loved ones.  

Bachelor of Science in Communication - University of Utah

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Adam's State University (2022)

Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern (CMHCI)


Administrative Staff

Alexa

Alexa Pantuso has worked for South Point Counseling on and off over the last nine years, during which she has had her three children. She has had many positions within the company, but is currently the Payroll Specialist. She has enjoyed learning about all the different aspects of the business. Alexa lives a well-rounded life. She enjoys fashion and the beauty industry but also likes going camping and doing outdoor activities with her family. She loves all things psychology and having deep conversations.


TaylorTaylor Larson has also worked for South Point Counseling before, but she came back as our Billing Specialist Supervisor.  She specializes in resolving aged insurance claims from many payers, including Employee Assistant Programs , Clergies, Medicaid, Medicare, and various  commercial insurances.  Taylor is currently pursuing a college degree in computer science. In her spare time, Taylor loves to spend time with family, friends, and her dog.


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Haley Mortensen is our Senior Billing Specialist.  She is primarily responsible for submitting secondary claims and posting electronic insurance payments. Haley is our most senior billing employee and enjoys working at South Point Counseling. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Maddie

Madeline Crump is one of the billing specialists at South Point Counseling. She is responsible for patient aging accounts and collections.  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. 

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