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)

Mind-Body Bridging Certification

Domestic Violence Certified

Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Speaks Spanish & Portuguese 


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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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Kirstine Keel believes that life is full of challenges that are unique to each individual and that these struggles may become experiences that help us learn to love and be loved more abundantly. With a safe, supportive, and trusting environment she offers her knowledge, training, skills and personal experiences in walking with her clients on their journey to an increased sense of freedom. Kirstine received her bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University in Management and Organizational Development and her Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

Kirstine desires to walk her clients through their journey to a more vital and meaningful life that they want to create. Working through loss and grief, trauma, depression, and anxiety with individuals, couples, and families that are suffering from addiction, and other harmful experiences is the focus of her work. These kinds of struggles are explored, healed, and replaced with a greater capacity to love and be loved. In addition, she is certified in domestic violence and has completed Gottman Level I and II training. Primarily an ACT therapist she has had training in trauma, and has had experience using DBT, CBT, and EFT.

Work is her passion; however, Kirstine also really enjoys writing, nature, movies, music, especially singing, and creating art through oil, pastel, and watercolor mediums – kirstinekeel.com. Formerly a teacher, writing and illustrating a children’s book, Marley the Motmot in The Land of Trees, was checked off her bucket list.

Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Development - Fresno Pacific University

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Argosy University

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)


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Craig Baker, MFT, joined South Point Counseling Services with specialties in working children, adolescents, families and couples. He is a Gottman Level 3 Certified Couples therapist and trained in (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis and (EFT) Emotional Focused Therapy. Before coming to South Point he worked as a primary therapist at New Haven Residential Treatment Center. He was the director of business development and primary therapist for the Health and Wellness Program of Spanish Fork, Utah

Craig did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and went on to receive his MFT at Touro University.  He enjoys the challenge of working with individuals who have lost their core sense of value to themselves and to others. Craig particularly enjoys working with those individuals on the Autism Spectrum. He also enjoys working at South Point Counseling because he loves the idea of “Healing Individuals and Families.” Craig is passionate about issues being looked at in the context of the family system and not only the specific pathology of the individual family members. 

Craig loves the outdoors. The ocean and the mountains are where he finds solace. He hails from the San Francisco Bay area but spent most of his years enjoying the beautiful scenery of Monterrey, CA.

Bachelor of Science - Brigham Young University 

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Touro University 

Gottman Level 3 Certified, ABA Certified, EFT Certified

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)


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)


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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)


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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 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model, a therapy approach geared towards helping clients with emotion dysregulation and/or self-harming and suicidal behaviors. This model teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills. Chelsea has facilitated DBT groups for both adolescents and adults. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Motivational Interviewing model, which is aimed at helping change unwanted behaviors.

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)


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Allison Duersch has over six years’ experience working in the Marriage and Family Therapy field. Allison received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Brigham Young University and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

Allison has had training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing but prefers an eclectic client-centered form of therapy that works well with many of her clients unique situations. Allison helps her clients recognize the thoughts and feelings behind their behaviors and by doing this helps the clients understand themselves and what will motivate them to become their best selves. Allison has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, self-image issues, individual, marriage, and family counseling.   

Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and eight children, particularly in the outdoors, boating, skiing, tennis, jogging, and hiking. She and her husband enjoy doing projects, like remodeling their home, together.   

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University 

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - Argosy University 

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT)  


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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


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Eric Urquidi is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 8 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 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 

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


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Kimberly Newman is a Certified 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

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


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Priscilla Cancado is a 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

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)

Speaks Portuguese


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Ally Webb graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Sociology and has graduated from the University of Utah with a Master of Social Work.

Most of Ally's experience lies in working at schools and in more specialized programs such as Carmen B. Pingree school and in UNI's adolescent behavioral units. In these settings, she taught social skills and behavioral management strategies, and utilized play therapy.

 Her experience in schools began in 2012 when she went out of the country to teach English in China. After that she worked in after-school programs for 3 years and moved to Utah to begin her graduate degree. Ally worked as a school counselor for kids aged 7-14, seeing them individually and in group settings. After a year, she came to South Point to work with individuals and created a social skills group for kids. During those two periods Ally was also working at UNI in their long-term teen unit, preparing lessons, counseling patients, and interacting with parents whenever they had concerns.

Ally's specialties are Anxiety and Depression in all age groups and self-harm, relationships, and behavioral management/social skills in children ages 5 and older. Her passion for social work came in her senior year of high school and, since then, she has worked hard to make that passion her career. Ally is honored to be a part of her client's success in therapy and makes it a point to empower others to reach their full potential.

In her free time, Ally likes to bake and cook for friends and family, go out to see movies and have game nights with friends. She enjoys trying new restaurants and going to art museums whenever she can. Sometimes she is found playing video games with friends or watching Marvel movies at midnight.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Cal State Fullerton

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

Certified Social Worker (CSW)


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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)


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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)


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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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Sara Christman is a Certified Psychology Resident 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 

Certified Psychology Resident 


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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)


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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


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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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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)


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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)


Heather

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)


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Mindy Saari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over seven years’ experience working in various mental health settings. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Brigham Young University, her Master of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in minority families at North Carolina Central University, and her Master's of Social Work at Utah State University. A former Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Phoenix and Brigham Young University - Idaho, Mindy taught courses on marriage and family relations as well as race and cultural relations. Mindy has a background in suicide prevention and crisis Intervention, child abuse and family preservation, Hospice, and teaching parenting skills.

Mindy has trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child Centered Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, and Motivational Interviewing. She utilizes a person-centered and family systems approach to empower her clients by understanding their unique situations and recognize their own individual strengths and abilities. Mindy understands that we all experience many joys and challenges along our life journey and works with her clients to empower them to become their best selves.  

Mindy provides individual counseling for children and youth ages 4 - 17 and adults of all ages. She works with depression, anxiety,  domestic violence, trauma, self-image and self-esteem issues, pre-marital counseling, play therapy, couples and family counseling.  

Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Brigham Young University

Master of Art in Sociology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - Utah State University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


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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 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 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)


Administrative Staff

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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.


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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.


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Mili Leibovich is a billing specialist. She is currently working on her Master's of Social Work at Boise State University and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2022. She plans to work toward LCSW licensure and has a passion for working with children and adolescents. Mili is bilingual and was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loves to travel, spend time with family, and enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors.


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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.


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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.


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Wendy Diebold is an administrative assistant and loves working at South Point. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and watching movies.



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