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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)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Certified (TF-CBT)

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


Carol

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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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


Scott

Scott Curry, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist whose emphasis is training in neuropsychological asssement and forensics.  Dr. Curry began his career as a mental health counselor in 1992 and worked many years as a juvenile probation officer and police victim advocate before completing his doctorate degree.  His passion is working with adolescents and adults with severe mental illness.  He uses the intersubjective orientation and common factos approach in treatment.  

A 3rd Degree Black Belt in Traditional Japanese Karate, avid cook, and novice in Bikram Yoga, Dr. Curry enjoys spending his free time outdoors, exercising, grilling, and hanging     out with his dog Oso.


                                                               Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics - University of Utah

                                                               Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Fielding Graduate University

                                                               Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology - Troy State University at Dothan

                                                               President's Graduate Honor List - Troy State University at Dothan

                                                               Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) - Fielding Graduate University

                                                               Licensed Psychologist in the State of Utah



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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)


mandyMandy 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. Davina Binng is a clinical psychology resident whose primary focus is psychological and neuropsychological assessment. In August 2021, she graduated with a Ph.D. from Pacific University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on gerontology.

Davina completed the Health Service Psychology Internship with Wasatch Behavioral Health in July 2021 and has since moved into her role as psychology resident in the Psychological Assessment Services Department. In January 2o22, Davina Joined South Point Counseling as a psychology resident to provide psychological evaluations, neuropsychological assessments, and therapy services.

Davina has experience with neuropsychological and psychological assessment, specializing in assessment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease dementia. Her therapeutic approaches are mainly rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Outside of the office, you’ll most likely find Davina in her garden, on a hiking trail or in the kitchen.

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology – Pacific University

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology – Pacific University


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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


Justin

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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Erin Anguino is an Licensed 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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


                                                              

Lex

Lex Mullis is a Clinical Social Work Intern. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, with an emphasis in psychology, from Utah Valley University and will be graduating with her master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University in December 2022.

Lex has experience working with children, teens, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, faith crisis/transitions, infertility, and family issues as well as children and families navigating the foster care/child welfare system. Lex seeks to offer a safe place of healing for all people including members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Lex believes in the power of listening to, validating, and encouraging her clients to create their most authentic life. Using a strength’s-based approach, she likes to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, Client/Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness practice. Lex is looking forward to becoming trained in Trauma Focused and Play therapies this year.

                                                                Lex enjoys doing fun things with her husband and their 4-year-old twins! When she’s                                                                        not working or wrangling the twins, she loves to sing, watch Utah Jazz games, and                                                                              volunteer for local charities.

                                                                Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science - Utah Valley University

                                                                Master of Social Work  - Arizona State University (2022)

                                                                Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)



Jennylyn

Jennylyn Hammond is a Certified Social Worker. She graduated with honors from the University of Utah with Bachelor’s degree in Human development and a Master’s degree in Social work. Jennylyn has worked with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, life transitions, faith crisis, and other challenges to mental health. She strives to be supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community, the HAES® community, and others who feel the effects of oppression.

Jennylyn believes individuals have within them the potential to work through life’s difficulties. The goal of therapy is to connect with that potential, find wellness, and create a meaningful life. She uses an open and non-judgmental curiosity, and seeks to create a safe space where all thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are welcome. Modalities she utilizes include: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness practices, Internal Family Systems, and Narrative therapy. In addition, Jennylyn enjoys using creative and expressive practices that draw upon art, music, play, and writing.

When not working, Jennylyn enjoys spending time with her husband, her two teenage children, and their extremely fluffy dog. She likes nature, walking, hiking, and appreciating life with all of her senses. Jennylyn loves her family, animals, music, good food, abstract art, Harry Potter, rainy days, and meditation.

Bachelor of Family & Consumer Studies & Human Development- University of Utah

Master of Social Work - University of Utah

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

Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  - University of Phoenix

Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC)

Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish 


Nat

Natalie (Nat) Day is a Certified Social Worker. In 2013 she graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art and graduated from Boise State University with a Master of Social Work in 2018. Nat has worked with individuals experiencing crisis, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, addiction, trauma, issues relating to sex and sexuality. She has a special interest in Positive Sexuality, empowerment, and addiction. Nat has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group settings. 

She utilizes an eclectic approach in therapy, tailoring sessions to individual client needs and preferences. Nat hopes to encourage and empower clients in their mental health journey. She has experience with Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and Somatic approaches. Nat                                                                      believes in a creative approach to psychotherapy and in client self determination with                                                                        regards to their treatment. Art and music tend to find a place in her office.                                                                                            She was born in New York and raised in Boise, Idaho. When not in the office,                                                                                      Nat is often found climbing, hiking, biking, creating art, and playing her guitar.                                                                                  She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her corgi-blue heeler                                                                                          mix, Joey. 

                                                                  Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) - Washington State University

                                                                  Master of Social Work (MSW) - Boise State University

                                                                  Certified Social Worker (CSW) Utah

                                                                  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Idaho  


Evie

Evelyn "Evie" Dillingham is an Associate Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) in the state of Utah. Evie brings over 10 years experience in mental health counseling working with a diverse population.  She is experienced in individual, family and group therapy working with teens, adults and families.  Evie is experienced in treating people with depression, anxiety, ptsd, stress, mood disorders, relationship issues and substance abuse. Some of her treatment modalities include CBT, DBT, solution focused,  interpersonal therapy, narrative and existential therapy.  She uses a person centered approach with a focus on creating a safe and trusting environment. Evie loves to help people create a positive sense of self filled with meaning  fullfillment.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Utah State University

Master of Art in Mental Health Counseling  - Argosy University

Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC)



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)


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


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)


Samantha

Samantha Sadlier is a Clinical Social Work Intern. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in political science. She will earn her master’s degree in social work with a focus on mental health from Arizona State University in Spring 2023.

Samantha has a specialized focus in working with youth and adolescents who need mental health support navigating life's challenges, learning coping skills and improving behaviors that lead to successfully growing up in the world today. She enjoys teaching others about mindfulness, meditation and finding new and effective tools to help clients build their mental health tool box. Samantha also has experience working with couples using the Gottman Couples Therapy Method. 

Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy), Samantha also has experience implementing behavioral therapy strategies with autistic youth, teens and adults. 

Samantha was born in small-town Utah and has since lived in just about every area of this beautiful state. She enjoys taking her two children and three dogs on all kinds of outdoor adventures. She enjoys photography, yoga, relaxing on the beach with a good book and road trips. 

Bachelor of Communication in Journalism - Southern Utah University

Master of Social Work - Arizona State University (2023)

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)



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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)



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)


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Rebecca Allen is a clinical social work intern. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Life from Brigham Young University, and will be graduating with her master’s degree in Social Work with a clinical emphasis from BYU in April 2023.

Rebecca has experience with children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She likes to utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She enjoys working with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma. Rebecca is passionate about helping people find healing from their past and hope in their future.

Rebecca seeks to create a safe and affirming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and is supportive of everyone’s personal journey toward happiness.  

She has lived in Utah most her life, and enjoys knitting, dancing, and walking her dog

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work - Brigham Young University (2023)

Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI)


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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) 


Heidi

Heidi Pace has been doing therapy for three years. She completed her Bachelor of Marriage and Family Studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at National Louis University. She is currently an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), working towards her hours for licensure. Heidi believes there is so much power in the therapeutic relationship and prioritizes building on that relationship first. Only after that relationship is secure and safe can a client begin to open up and healing occur. 

Since working with clients she has done specialized trainings in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction,                                                               internal family systems, and play therapy. She is contiguously pursuing ongoing trainings                                                                 in this field and staying up to date with the latest research.  

                                                             During her time in the field she has achieved a variety of experience with various                                                                                 populations. She has been working with children, teens, and their families in this field for                                                                 nearly three years. She has worked in a residential treatment center for teens, death and                                                                     bereavement center for young children and their parents, private practice working                                                                               primarily with trauma, worked with adults specializing in substance use and addictions,                                                                   and play therapy with children ages three and older.

                                                             In her spare time, Heidi enjoys being outdoors hiking and running, listening to music,                                                                     reading, and creating art!

                                                             Marriage and Family Studies- Brigham Young University- Idaho

                                                             Clinical Mental Health Counseling- National Louis University

                                                             Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC)


Madilyn

Madilyn Morgan is a Clinical Social Work Intern.  She will be graduating with her master's degree in Social Work with a mental health emphasis from the University of Utah in April 2023.  You will enjoy working with Madilyn if you want a therapist who prioritizes your well being, believes in your ability to succeed, offers radical empahty, and walks with you as you discover a life journey that is enjoyable and sustainable.  

You migh also enjoy working with Madilyn if you are an adult who would like help with anxiety, depression, work-related stress, faith transitions, and big life transitions, including college, marriage, parenthood, etc.

You child or teen migh enjoy working with Madilyn if they struggle with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, and behavioral issues.  

No matter what you are here for, Madilyn is on your side and ready to help you take the next step towards the life you want. 

                                                               Master of Social Work - University of Utah  (2023)

                                                               Clinical Social Work Intern (CSWI) 



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.


Whitney

Whitney Ballam is our Medicaid Billing Specialist. She started working for South Point Counseling in 2017 as a receptionist and moved into billing shortly after. Whitney took a leave after having her first child, but is happy to be back working part-time. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, and pickleball.


Michelle

Michelle Garfias is our newest Billing Specialist. She is responsible for insurance aging accounts. Michelle is currently studying to become a health information technician. She has fluent dual knowledge of medical terminology in Spanish and English. Michelleenjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.


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Rachel Biggs is our new Medicaid Billing Specialist.  In her spare time, you can find Rachel playing with her son, cruising on her road bike, playing her ukulele, or playing board games with her family.


Celia

Celia Chavez is our Senior Administrative Assistant and has been with South Point Counseling for almost 3 years. She has her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently in school for Massage Therapy. Celia is bilingual and can speak both English and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and loves to play soccer.


Kimee

Kimee Strong is the Administrative Assistant for our new front office. She helps us with processing incoming paperwork and with scheduling clients. She has lived in California her whole life, and has recently moved to Utah for a change of scenery. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with her friends and family, and cooking"



Nicole

Jacklyn Aviles  is our new part-time Administrative Assistant.  She was born in California and moved to Utah in 2006.  She is currently working on finishing her associate degree in Psychology.  After obtaining her associates, Jacklyn would like to pursue a bachelors degree in Social Work at Weber State University.  She loves animals, love to listen to music, hang out with friends, and travel.


CelesteCeleste Mondragon is our Lead Administrative Assistant. Born in Salt Lake City and currently working on getting an associate's degree in Psychology.  Once bachelor's degree is completed , she will start to work side by side with children in day-to-day therapy.  When not working, Celeste loves to take care of plants and garden.  She also loves to relax at home and watch her favorite shows.  


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