Clinicians who are listed on this referral directory have asserted they are currently licensed in the jurisdiction they practice in, have signed the Code of Ethics MMHA adheres to, are in agreement with MMHA positions, goals and mission statement, and are expected to meet their profession's standards for practice. However, MMHA does not monitor this information (government departments play this role) and cannot guarantee that services rendered by these individuals meet professional standards or your personal satisfaction.
If there are any issues/feedback regarding any of the providers on this list, especially of an ethical nature, please contact a member of the board.
States/Countries other than Utah(by alphabetical order)
Dr. Lisa Gold, PhD, LPC - Mesa
Areas of Expertise: Infidelity, Conflict & Communication Difficulties, Female Sexual Difficulties(lack of desire, pain or discomfort during sexual activity, past sexual trauma, etc.), Male Sexual Difficulties
(erectile dysfunction, lack of desire, etc.), Body Image & Weightloss Issues, EMDR
Services: Individual and Couple Therapy
Isa Jones, LAMFT - Scottsdale
Areas of Expertise: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, LGBTQ Affirmative, Infidelity, Desire Discrepancy, Incomparable Sexual Styles, Sexuality and Spirituality, Sexual Trauma and OCSB (Out of Control Sexual Behaviors), Faith Transitions
Services: Individual and Couple Therapy; Sex Therapy
Emily Celis, MS, MFTI, PCCI - Santa Ana
Areas of Expertise: LGBT Population, Faith Transition/Crisis, Multicultural or Ethnic Populations, Young Adult Population, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem and Body Issues, and Addiction
Services: Children, Adolescents and Adult Population, Couples Therapy, Play/Sand Tray Therapy
Dr. Bonnie Ray Kennan, PsyD, MFT, CGP - Torrance/West Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise: Relationships, Faith Transitions, Mixed-Faith Couples and Families
Services: Therapy services for couples and individuals. Group therapy.
Michelle Lee, LPCC - Palo Alto
Areas of Expertise: High Functioning Autism, Anxiety Disorders & OCD, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse.
Services: Therapy services for Teens and Adults
Jennifer Nash-Naiyer, LMFT - Covina
Gail Nicolaysen-Shurtleff, LMFT - Available for Online Therapy Services throughout the State (currently living abroad but licensed in California)
Dr. Carrie Sakai, Psy.D. - San Diego
Currently only seeing students at San Diego University.
Areas of expertise: Sexuality, LGBTQI Issues, Gender Identity, Multiculturalism
Services: Individual Counseling. Coordinates the Safe Zones Ally Training Program which serves to create a welcoming campus climate for LGBTQI students, faculty and staff through education and advocacy.
Rebecca Williams, LMFT - Riverside
Areas of expertise: Interfaith Couples, Marriage Therapy, Faith Crises, Addiction
Services: Individual and Couple Therapy, Teens, Online Sessions available to people throughout California.
Verlyne Christensen, M.Sc., Psychologist - Calgary, Alberta
Areas of expertise: Parenting, Couples Counseling, Depression, Anxiety/Worry, Self-Esteem, Stress, Anger, Personal Growth, Spirituality, Religious Issues.
I am particularly interested in faith transition and the impact on personal, couple and family dynamics (please click here for more details).
Services: Individual (6yrs+), Couple and Family Counseling, Online Consulting
Ethan Bratt, MS, LMFT - Greeley and Fort Collins
Website: Pivotal Counseling
Areas of Expertise: Relationship Repair and Recovery, Communication and Conflict, Infidelity, Sexuality Issues for Women and Men, Desire Discrepancy, OCSB (Out of Control Sexual Behaviors), LGBTQ Issues
Services: Therapy with individuals (from tweens on up), couples, and families. In-Person and Televideo.
Milena Skollar, LCSW - Atlanta
Website: Atlanta Relationship Institute
Areas of Expertise: ScreamFree Certified Leader, Parenting, Marital Concerns, Sexual Abuse, Loss/Death, Violence, Substance Dependence, Divorce
Services: Therapy (Individual, Couple and Family), Adult/Adolescent/Children Population, Speaking Engagements
Natasha Helfer Parker, MS, LCMFT, CST - Wichita
Areas of Expertise: Sexuality (Certified Sex Therapist), LGBTQ Affirming, Faith Transition, Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Marital Dynamics, Adolescents
Services: Individual, Marriage/Couple and Sex Therapy, On-line Services, Professional and Ecclesiastical Consultation, Workshops, Spanish Speaking Services, AASECT Supervision, The Mormon Therapist Blog, Mormon Sex Info Podcast, Mormon Mental Health Podcast
Dr. Carol Anderson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN - Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: Clinical Neuropsychology (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Neurocognitive Disorders, PTSD), Forensic Neuropsychology (Brain Injury), Identity Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Major Life Transitions, Stress Management.
Services: Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Evaluation, Therapy
Dr. Jeffrey M. Dire, PhD, LMFT - Downers Grove
Areas of Expertise: Spirituality and Faith Transition, Depression and Anxiety, Sexual and Relational Problems, Addiction & Recovery, Parenting and Family Issues, Presentations
Services: In Person or Videoconference: Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Kevin Kloosterman, MS, LMFT - Sycamore
Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, LGBTQ Affirming, Healthy Weight Coaching, Faith Crisis/Transitions, PTSD
Services: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy
Andrew L. Brimhall, MS, MFT - Muncie
Doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Currently able to see BSU students at the University Counseling Center, and Muncie community folks at the Ball State Practicum Clinic until May 5th, 2017. Beginning August 1st, he will be completing a one-year clinical internship at Colorado State University Health Network serving CSU students.
Ruth Ogden Halstead, LMFT - Crown Point
Areas of Expertise: Couple’s Therapy, Discernment Counseling, Co-Parenting, Sex Therapy, Self-Injury, Family Conflict Services: Couples, Family, Adolescents, LGBT
Services: Therapy: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Family, Couple, Individual
Dr. Emily Cook, PhD, LMFT - Bethesda
Dr. Sara Lafkas, LICSW, Ed.D. - Brookline
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Stress, Women’s Mental Health, Relationship Concerns, Self-esteem, Spirituality and Faith Transitions, Adult Development
Services: Individual Therapy (adolescents and adults), Couple Therapy
Catherine Russell, MSW, LICSW - Metropolitan Twin Cities
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Chemical Dependency, Postpartum Depression, Death of a Child, Adjustment to Medical Conditions, LGBT Issues, Parenting Concerns, Faith Transitions
Gail Nicolaysen-Shurtleff - Available for Online Therapy
Carey Christensen, MFT Intern - Henderson
Ares of expertise: Grief and loss, medical family therapy/chronic illness (emphasis on oncology and cystic fibrosis), family conflict (teens), navigating faith, spirituality issues/transitions, LGBT+ affirming
Services: Variety of types of clients
Shannon McLaughlin, LCSW - Jersey City
Areas of expertise: Anger Management, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions including Faith Crisis.
Joy Wawrzyniak, LCSW - Exton
Areas of Expertise: children, adolescents, family therapy, faith related issues including faith transitions and faith related conflicts in familiesServices: Individual and family counseling
Emily Runyan Sullivan, MFT - Nashville
Areas of Expertise: Relationship Conflict, Religious/Life Transitions, Trauma, Stress, Mood Disorders, Chronic Illness, Healthy Lifestyles, Adults, Teens, Couples, Families
Services: Individual therapy, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy
Barbara Sensiba, MSW - Alexandria and Chantilly
Areas of Expertise: Special Needs Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Disabilities, Complex Relationships, Grief/Loss, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Services: Individual therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Presentations
Dr. Robert P. Allred, Ph.D. - Kent
Individuals must be established as a primary care patient in order to receive an internal referral to the behavioral health team.
Areas of Expertise: LGBTQ+ affirming, substance use disorders, trauma, refugee health, depression, anxiety, child & adolescent ADHD, behavioral health (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, insomnia, asthma, etc.), and subclinical concerns.
Services: Integrated primary care behavioral health consultation providing brief intervention and referral to more intensive services as needed (PCBHC model). Child, adolescent, and adult services. Suboxone for opiate use disorders. HRV biofeedback.
Aimee Heffernan, LMFT - Redmond
Areas of Expertise: Relationships, Grief & Loss, Self-esteem, Boundaries, Addiction, Identity/Sense of Self, Body and Self-image, Sexuality, Spirituality and/or Crisis of Faith, Infidelity Recovery, Pre & Post Divorce Therapy, LGBTQ Affirming
Services: Couple/Marriage Therapy, Individual Therapy, Online Coaching
Kelley Nay, MS, LMHC - Bellevue
Services: Individual Counseling (adolescent and adult), Couples/Relationship Counseling, Family Counseling
Joshua Neal, MA, LMHCA - Seattle
Services: Work with Children, Teens, Adults; Individual and Couples Therapy
Kristin Bennion, LCSW – Provo
Areas of Expertise: Sex Therapy, Eating Disorder Treatment, Spirituality and Religious Issues, Women’s Issues, Anxiety and Depression Management, Single Adult Concerns, LGBTQ Concerns and Trauma.
Services: Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy with teenagers and adults; Sex Education; Workshops; Presentations.
Tom Bunnell, LCSW - Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Chronic Stress, Borderline Personality Disorder, Impulsive Behaviors, Religious Conflict & Faith Crisis, Difficult Life Transitions
Services: Adult Individual Sessions
Braxton Dutson, CSW - Midvale
Areas of Expertise: Male Issues, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexuality
Services: Individual, Marital and Family Therapy, Group Therapy
Dr. Marty Erickson, PhD - Provo
BYU students who wish to see Dr. Erickson can go to caps.byu.edu
Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Religious Issues/Faith Transitions, Men’s Issues, Premarital Therapy, Compulsive Behavior, Anger, Career, Parenting, Eating Issues, Negative Body Image, Trauma/Abuse, Single Adult Issues, and Multiculturalism/diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.), LGBT Population.
Services: Individual, Couple/Marital, and Family Therapy
Mary Fisher, CMHC- Salt Lake City
Phone: (801) 923-1391
Areas of Expertise: Couples Work, Parent-Child Relationships, Life & Faith Transitions, Sexual Issues, Emotional Regulation, Trauma, Early Parenting.
Services: Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy, Couple Therapy
Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen, MS, LMFT - Provo
Areas of Expertise: Youth and family difficulties, couple conflict, EMDR and trauma therapy, spirituality and religious issues.
Services: LGBT affirmative youth, family, individual adult and couple therapy.
Dr. Christopher J. Helfer, MD - Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise: Board Certified in Psychosomatic Medicine. Providing consultation and liaison services at the Veteran Affairs Hospital.
Julie de Azevedo Hanks, MSW - Salt Lake County
Areas of Expertise: Relationship Problems, Life Transitions, Women’s Mental Health, Depression, Eating Disorders, Sexual Issues, Childbirth/Postpartum/Infertility, Childhood Abuse, Family Therapy
Services: Marriage Therapy, Family Therapy, Private Practice Consultations, Workshops
Shannon Hickman, MSW, LCSW - Taylorsville
Areas of Expertise: Sexuality, Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Spirituality & Religion, Trauma
Services: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, Group Therapy
Jesse P. Higgins, LMFT, CFLE - Vernal
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Obsessions/
Compulsions, Depression, ADHD, Mood Swings, Drug & Alcohol Use, Eating & Body Image Problems, & Mental Health Problems related to Chronic Medical Conditions
Services: Individual, Family and Group Therapy, Spanish Speaking
Kristin B. Hodson, MSW, LCSW - Midvale
Areas of Expertise: Sexuality, Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Relationships, Women’s Issues, Addiction, Spiritual and Identity Crisis, and Sexual Abuse.
Services: Therapy, Workshops
Daniel Lancaster, LCSW - Davis County
Areas of Expertise: Compassion Fatigue for Medical & Mental Health Professionals, Depression, Chronic Illness, Marriage/Couples Therapy, Faith Transitions, Adjustment from Missionary Service
Services: Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Compassion Fatigue Workshops and Lecturing
Malissa Morrell, LMFT, ATR-BC - Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise: Addiction, Faith Transitions, LGBTQ Issues, Trauma Recovery, Children, Adolescents, Severe Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Personality and Relationship Struggles, and Medical Issues.
Services: Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Art Therapy, Workshops
John Rector, Ph.D. - Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise: Crises of Identity or Faith, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Compulsive Behaviors, Addictions, Trauma, Women's Issues, Self-Esteem, Relationships, LGBTQ Adjustments, Mindfulness, Rational Thinking
Services: Individual Therapy, Therapy with Adolescents
Mary C. Stanley, ACMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS - Midvale
Paige Vandersloot, LAMFT - Utah County
Amy-Rose White, MSW, LCSW - Midvale
Jennifer White, CSW - Sandy
Website: www.sandycounselingcenters.com/ or www.symmetrysols.com/
Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Sexuality, Trauma, Relationship Dynamics, Faith Transitions, Substance Use Disorders, Services for Domestic Violence offenders
Services: Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy; Online Distance Services