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, 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.
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
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
David Greer, LMFT - Sacramento
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
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
Dr. Kristy Money, PhD - Athens (Atlanta Area)
Areas of Expertise: Women's Mental Health, Faith Transitions, Relationships, Infertility, Loss
Services: Therapy, Online Sessions, Workshops
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
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
Lisa Patterson Butterworth - Boise
Website: About Balance or ISU-Meridian Health Sciences Center Counseling Clinic (208-373-1719)
Areas of Expertise: Faith Transitions, Spirituality, Body Image, Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Issues.
Services: Individual, Couple, Family and Group 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
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. 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
Email: [email protected]
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.
Dr. Astra Czerny, PhD, LPC, NCC, DCC - Philadelphia
Areas of Expertise: EMDR, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Women's Issues, Boundaries, Empowerment.
Services: Individuals, Couples and Families, Distance Counseling Services
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
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Faith/Existential struggles, LGBTQ Affirming, Grief and Loss, Social Anxiety, Self-Image, Identity, Relationship Issues, Sex and Intimacy, Work Stress, Academic/Jonathan Aderhold, MA, LMHCA - Seattle (Fremont)Website: silverskiescounseling.comCareer/Life CounselingServices: Individual Counseling (Teens and Adults) and Couples Counseling
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
Peter Danzig, LCSW - Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise: Substance Abuse, Religious Transition, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, LGBTQ Issues, Youth & Children, Weight Loss
Services: Individual, Couples and Family Therapy, Play/Sandtray Therapy for Children
Dr. John Dehlin, PhD - Logan
Areas of Expertise: Religious Issues/Faith Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, LGBT Population, Men’s Issues, Couples Therapy.
Services: Individual, Couple/Marital, and Group Therapy
Braxton Dutson, SSW - 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
Paul S. Flack, MS, LMFT - Salt Lake City
Currently only serving Native American clients with proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.
Areas of Expertise: Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Couples and Premarital Therapy, Anger/DV perpetrators, Men’s Issues, Parenting, Trauma/Abuse, Multiculturalism/diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)
Services: Individual, Couple/Marital, Group and Family 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.
Dr. Hollie Hancock, PhD- Salt Lake City
Areas of Expertise:
Alcohol/Drug Addiction/Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety/Depression, Divorce/Separation, Eating Disorders, Weight loss/Management (LAP Band Expert), Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, Sexual Abuse, Trauma/PTSD, Kinky Sex-Friendly, LGBT Affirming, Sexuality Concerns, Spirituality/Religion (LDS), Transgender/Intersex
Services: Group, Family, Couples, Individual, Children 11-18; Adults
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
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
Dr. Melissa Jones, Phd - Provo
Areas of Expertise:
Depression, Anxiety, Faith Transitions, Women's Issues, Infertility, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders, Grief/Loss, OCD, Addiction, Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce, LGBT Issues
Services: Individual and Couple Therapy, Sex Therapy
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
Alisa Webb, LCSW - Pleasant Grove
Amy-Rose White, MSW, LCSW - Midvale