The Mormon Mental Health Association

Supporting Mental Health Within the Mormon Community

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)

Arizona

Dr. Lisa Gold, PhD, LPC - Mesa

Website: desertvistacounseling.com

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

Website: therapywithheart.com

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

Alyssa Palty, LPC, NCC - Mesa
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Spirituality and Religion, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Young Adult Population 
Services: Individual, Couples, and family therapy. 

California

Emily Celis, MS, MFTI, PCCI - Santa Ana

Website: www.theopendoorcenter.org

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

Websitewww.drbonniesrelationshiprehab.com/

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

Website: therapists.psychologytoday.com

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

Website: therapists.psychologytoday.com

Areas of expertise:  Faith Transitions/Crisis, Young Adult Population, Single Adult Challenges, LGBTQ affirming, Grief and Loss, Self Esteem, Personal Growth, Divorce, Adoption, Attachment.  
Services: 12+ Adolescents and Adults  

Gail Nicolaysen-Shurtleff, LMFT - Available for Online Therapy Services throughout the State (currently living abroad but licensed in California)

Website: https://thegiftofbeingheard.shurtleffccs.com/

Areas of expertise: Disability issues, Family issues with the Disabled, Expatriate Issues, Faith Navigation, Recovery/Addictions. Support for Care Givers Dealing with a Depressed Family Member.
Services: Individuals; Family Consultation, Online Therapy Services

Dr. Carrie Sakai, Psy.D. - San Diego 

Currently only seeing students at San Diego University. 

Websitestudentaffairs.sdsu.edu/cps/

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

Websitewww.rebeccawilliamstherapy.com

Areas of expertise: Interfaith Couples, Marriage Therapy, Faith Crises, Addiction

Services: Individual and Couple Therapy, Teens, Online Sessions available to people throughout California.

Canada

Verlyne Christensen, M.Sc., Psychologist - Calgary, Alberta

Website: www.Verlyne.com

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

Colorado

Ethan Bratt, MS, LMFT  -  Greeley and Fort Collins

Website: Pivotal Counseling

Areas of ExpertiseRelationship 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.

Georgia

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

Kansas

Natasha Helfer Parker, MS, LCMFT, CST - Wichita

Website: natashaparker.org, symmetrysols.com

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

Idaho

Dr. Carol Anderson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN - Idaho Falls
Websitepsychologycenterofidahofalls.com
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

Lisa Patterson Butterworth - Boise

Website: About Balance or Symmetry Solutions

Areas of Expertise: Faith Transitions, Spirituality, Body Image, Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Issues.

Services: Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy; Online Distance Services

Tiffany McPherson, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist - Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise:  Infidelity & Intimate Betrayal;  Women’s Issues; Divorce; Pregnancy/Postpartum; Mood Disorders; Sexual Abuse and Trauma; Relationship Struggles; Parenting and Co-Parenting; Play Therapy; Spirituality/Faith Crisis and Transitions;  LGBT Population; Grief; Jungian Dreamwork. 
Services:  Individual, Couple & Family Therapy, Children, Teens and Adults. Play Therapy. Filial Play Therapy. Jungian Sand Play Therapy. Online therapy and coaching sessions for clients in remote areas of Idaho and Utah. Parenting and Co-parenting Coaching. 

Jill Stewart LPC, NCC - Boise
Areas of expertise: Spirituality, Women's Empowerment, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+ Affirming, Body Image, Relationships
Services: Individual and Group Therapy for Adolescents and Adults

Charlayne Wall, MS, LCPC - Nampa
Areas of expertise:  Life Transitions, Faith Transitions, LGBTQ Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, Complex PTSD, Women's issues.
Services: Individual, Couples, Group and Online Counseling

Illinois

Dr. Jeffrey M. Dire, PhD, LMFT - Downers Grove

Website: jeffreydire.com

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

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, PhD, LCPC - Winnetka

Websitefinlayson-fife.com

Areas of Expertise: Sexuality, Faith Transition

Services: Therapy, On-line Coaching, Workshops

Kevin Kloosterman, MS, LMFT - Sycamore

Phone: 815-762-712

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

Indiana

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

Website: ruthsfamilytherapy.com

Areas of ExpertiseCouple’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

Maryland

Dr. Emily Cook, PhD, LMFT - Bethesda

Areas of Expertise: Relationship Issues, Parenting Support, Eating Disorder Treatment, Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders, Divorce and Separation Decisions, Anxiety and Depression, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, LGBTQ Affirmative
Services: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Discernment Counseling, Premarital Counseling

Massachusetts 

Dr. Sara Lafkas, LICSW, Ed.D. - Brookline

Website: therapists.psychologytoday.com

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

Minnesota

Catherine Russell, MSW, LICSW - Metropolitan Twin Cities

Website: catherinerussell​counseling.com

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Chemical Dependency, Postpartum Depression, Death of a Child, Adjustment to Medical Conditions, LGBT Issues, Parenting Concerns, Faith Transitions

Services: Therapy 

The Netherlands

Gail Nicolaysen-Shurtleff - Available for Online Therapy 

Website: agiftofbeingheard.wordpress.com

Areas of expertise: Disability issues, Family issues with the Disabled, Expatriate Issues, Faith Navigation, Recovery/Addictions. Support for Care Givers Dealing with a Depressed Family Member.
Services: Individuals; Family Consultation, Online Therapy Services

Nevada

Carey Christensen, MFT Intern - Henderson

Email: careyfamilytherapy@gmail.com

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

New Jersey

Shannon McLaughlin, LCSW - Jersey City

Website: downtownjerseycitycounseling.com

Areas of expertise: Anger Management, Emotional Regulation, LGBTQ, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions including Faith Crisis.

Pennsylvania

Joy Wawrzyniak, LCSW - Exton

Website: willowtreementalhealth.com

Areas of Expertise: children, adolescents, family therapy, faith related issues including faith transitions and faith related conflicts in families

Services: Individual and family counseling

Tennessee

Emily Runyan Sullivan, MFT - Nashville

Website:

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

Virginia

Barbara Sensiba, MSW - Alexandria and Chantilly

Website: turningpointcounselinggroup.net

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 

Washington

Dr. Robert P. Allred, Ph.D. - Kent

Website: www.healthpointchc.org

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

Website: aimeeheffernan.com

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

Website: kelleynay.com
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Pregnancy and Post-Partum Mood Disorders, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Women's Mental Health, Missionary Mental Health, Self-Wsteem, Infertility, Adoption, and Eating Disorders

Services:  Individual Counseling (adolescent and adult), Couples/Relationship Counseling, Family Counseling

Joshua Neal, MA, LMHCA - Seattle

Areas of Expertise: LGBTQ, Faith Crisis/Transition, Recovery from Coercive Control, Divorce, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Existential issues, Work Stress, Career Counseling/Academic Success

Services: Work with Children, Teens, Adults; Individual and Couples Therapy




Utah

Kristin Bennion, LCSW – Provo

Website: intimateconnectionscounseling.com

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

Website: saltlakecounseling.org

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

Websitehopefulbeginnings.net

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

Website: alliancebehavioral.com

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
Website: encircletogether.org/flourish
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

Website: www.saltlakecity.va.gov

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

Website: wasatchfamilytherapy.com

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

Website: corehealingcounseling.com

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

Website: nccutah.org

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

Website: thehealinggroup.com

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

Website: insightcourage.com

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

Website: malissamorrell.com

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

Dr. Randy K. Moss, PhD - Kaysville
Websiteiccrmoss.com
Areas of Expertise: Trauma, C0-Occurring Disorders, Life Transitions, General Psychology
Services: Youth (8-18), Young Adults, Adults, Couples

Ann Nielsen, MSW, LCSW - Farmington

Website: therapists.psychologytoday.com

Areas of Expertise: Mood Disorders, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Asperger's, ADD, LGBT, & Personality Disorders

Services: Adult & Adolescent Population, Individual & Couple Therapy

James Ott, LCSW, CAI, CIP - Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise:  Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Depression and Anxiety, Life Transitions, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Personality issues, LGBTQ, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Family Systems.
Services:  Outpatient Therapy, Groups, Workshops, Community Education, Family Systems Addiction Intervention.

John Rector, Ph.D.  - Salt Lake City

Website: johnmrector.com

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

LaShawn Schultz, CSW - Cottonwood Heights
Areas of Expertise:  Child Behavior Management, Parenting, Relationship Dynamics, ADHD, Identity Exploration & Development, Race and Gender Identity, Religious/Spiritual Development, Bi-/Multi/Trans-racial families, Stepfamilies, Children, Youth, Adolescents, Young Adults, LDS Issues, Substance Use, Military Family & Veteran issues
Services:  Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Art Therapy, Rap Therapy

Mary C. Stanley, ACMHC, ATR-BC, ATCS - Midvale

Areas of Expertise:  Eating Disorders, Self Harm Behaviors, Transitions, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, Sex & Intimacy, Faith Crisis, Parenting, Adolescents, Early Child Development, Couples & Families, Self Esteem/Concept, Professional Development, Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood, and LGBTQ & Gender
Services: Individual, Couple & Family Therapy; Art Psychotherapy; Art Therapy Supervision

Natalie Townsend, CMHC - Cedar City

Areas of Expertise:  Faith Transitions, Trauma, Adolescents, Adults
Services:  EMDR, Individual Therapy

Paige Vandersloot, LAMFT - Utah County

Areas of Expertise:  Marriage Therapy, Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, Divorce/Blended Families, Relational and Family Issues, Grief and Trauma, Anxiety and Depression, Life Transitions, Women’s Issues, LGBTQ Friendly
Services:  Work with individuals, couples, and families.

Amy-Rose White, MSW, LCSW - Midvale

Areas of Expertise:  Reproductive Health, Infertility, Loss, Adoption, Pregnancy and Birth, Postpartum, Early Parenting, Couples Work, Addiction, Divorce, Issues around Sexuality and Intimacy. 
Services:  In-Person Therapy, Phone Therapy, Trainings and Presentations on Perinatal Mental Health.

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