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)

Alabama

Timothy Birt, MS, LPC, LMFT - Auburn 
Website: Counseling & Therapy Services, LLC 
Areas of Expertise: Couples/Relationship Issues LGBTQ+ & Genderfluidity, Faith Transitions, Mixed Faith Relationships, Infidelity, Trauma, PTSD, Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Disabilities, Communication Skills, Parenting, Intimacy, Sexuality, Compulsive Behaviors, Mindfulness, Boundaries, TF-CBT, Kink D/s.
Services: Marriage & Family Therapy and Individual Therapy with Couples, Families, Adults, Adolescents, & Children. Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse Training. Safe Sanctuary Consultation, Professional and Ecclesiastical Consultation. Workshops, Ethics & Communication Skills Training. Remote services available. Licensed in AL, GA, & PA.

Arizona

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. 

Dr. Gary Tenney, PhD - Gilbert

Website: drgarytenney.com

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Chronic Stress, Anger management, Trauma and PTSD, Faith Transitions, Spirituality and Religious Issues, Relationship Issues, Men’s Issues.

Services: Individual therapy, Couples Therapy

California

Emily Celis, MS, MFTI, PCCI - Santa Ana

Website: www.theopendoorcenter.org & Symmetry Solutions

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.

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

Rebecca Williams, LMFT - Riverside

Websitewww.iecouplescounseling.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.

Andrew L. Brimhall, MA, MFT - Fort Collins

Phone: 970-491-5337

Areas of Expertise: Multiculturalism and Diversity, Adoption, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Sexual Issues, Trauma, Substance Use. 

Services: Individual and couples counseling for Colorado State University Students 

Debra Brown Gordy, MS MRET

Website: https://www.thesophiawomensinstitute.com/counseling-for-lds-women/

Areas of ExpertiseWomen’s Issues, Women’s Sexuality and Sexual Healing, Women’s Spirituality, Women’s Growth and Personal Empowerment, Women Married/Divorced from Gay Men, Faith Crises, Faith Transitions, Couples, Divorce, Remarriage, Abuse and Trauma Healing, Childhood Trauma and Religious Trauma.

Services: Individual and couples counseling, coaching and Energy Psychology, Advanced specialty in Energy Psychology for trauma, multi-generational and trans-dimensional concerns. Workshops, classes, retreats, women’s circles and other women’s gatherings. Women’s rituals for life cycle events, other rites of passage and life transitions. Works virtually and via phone with clients throughout the US and Canada. 

Florida

Kelly Furr, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern  - Parkland

Emailkellyfurrtherapy@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise:  Couple and Parent-Child Relationships, Spirituality and Religious Issues, Crisis Counseling After a Traumatic Event, Grief and Loss, Perfectionism, Sports and Performance Psychology, Women's Issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, Multiculturalism and Diversity, Disabilities

Services:  Therapy with Families, Couples and Individuals, Psycho-Educational Presentations, Online Coaching 

Georgia

Timothy Birt, MS, LPC, LMFT - Columbus 
Website: Counseling & Therapy Services, LLC 
Areas of Expertise: Couples/Relationship Issues LGBTQ+ & Genderfluidity, Faith Transitions, Mixed Faith Relationships, Infidelity, Trauma, PTSD, Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Disabilities, Communication Skills, Parenting, Intimacy, Sexuality, Compulsive Behaviors, Mindfulness, Boundaries, TF-CBT, Kink D/s.
Services: Marriage & Family Therapy and Individual Therapy with Couples, Families, Adults, Adolescents, & Children. Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse Training. Safe Sanctuary Consultation, Professional and Ecclesiastical Consultation. Workshops, Ethics & Communication Skills Training. Remote services available. Licensed in AL, GA, & PA.

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

Jimmy Bridges, MS, LMFT - Manhattan

Website: https://www.symmetrysols.com/

Areas of Expertise: couple and family therapist, provides therapy related to anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQ+ affirming services, gender issues, faith transitions, sexuality and relational sexual satisfaction, and specializes in couple’s counseling. He offers online services for teens, adults, couples and families.

Services: Individual, Couples and Family Services. Therapy Services only in the state of Kansas (face-to-face in Manhattan, KS at The Family Center at K-state; Online state-wide). Online coaching/consultation nationwide. Licensed in 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

Lisa Patterson Butterworth - Boise

Website: Symmetry Solutions

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

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

Dr. Doug Craig, PhD - Idaho Falls

Website: psychologycenterofidahofalls.com

Areas of expertise: Anxiety, Stress, Faith Transitions, Mixed Faith Marriages, Marital/Couples Counseling, OCD, PTSD, Depression, Health Issues such as Insomnia, Headache Management, and Weight Management

Services: Individual Therapy for Adults, Couples Counseling, LGBT+ friendly

Illinois

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

Websitefinlayson-fife.com

Areas of Expertise: Sexuality, Faith Transition

Services: Therapy, On-line Coaching, Workshops

Indiana

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

Emily Cook, PhD, LCMFTBethesda

Website: https://www.emilycooktherapy.com

Areas of expertise: self-esteem and self-worth; faith crisis; interfaith marriage; recovering from betrayal; trauma; family of origin issues; parenting concerns; marriage and partnership; trust and intimacy; preparing for a new baby

Services: individual therapy, couples therapy, premarital counseling, discernment counseling (for couples on the brink of divorce)

Minnesota

Lisa Taylor, LGSW - Northfield

Website:  Intellectnfb.com

Areas of Expertise:  mental health disorders, traumatic brain injury, sports performance, brain difficulties, headaches, and sleep issues. 

Services: Individual therapy for ages 6 through adulthood, Neurofeedback, EMDR, Brainspotting, and Sand-tray for individuals of all ages.

Montana

Sara Hughes-Zabawa, LCSW, LMSW - Billings

Website: Sarahugheszabawa.com & Symmetry Solutions

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Chronic Pain/Chronic Illness, Depression, Faith Transitions/Life Transitions, Grief & Loss, Holistic Wellness & Mindfulness, LGBTQ+ Affirming Services, Stress Management, Trauma, Women's Issues, Perfectionism, & Disordered Eating

Services: Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy and Wellness Coaching and Consultation Services (online and in person) 

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

Joanne G. Manning, M.ED,  MFT-intern- Henderson

Phone: 702-460-3799

Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/joanne-manning-henderson-nv/356151

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Couples, Parenting, Adolescents, Faith Transition, and Premarital counseling

Services: Individual, Couples, Families, workshops and community classes

Oregon

Julie Keanaaina, LCSW, MBA

Website: https://www.westernpsych.com/directory/julie-keanaaina

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Eating Disorders , Grief/Death, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Adoption, Parenting Issues, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Terminal illness issues, LGBTQ+, Family Therapy

Services: Individual, Group and Family Therapy, On-line Services, Workshops

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

Jenny Johnson, MS, LMFTA - Edmonds

Website: thesagetherapygroup.com

Areas of Expertise: Sex therapy, relationship distress, couples therapy, depression, anxiety, spiritual exploration and/or transitions, grief and loss, parenting issues, trauma, LGBTQ+

Services: Individual Therapy, Couples or Marital Therapy, Family Therapy

Joshua Neal MA, LMHC - Seattle

Website: caphilltherapy.com

Areas of Expertise: Faith Transition/Crisis, Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Work Stress, Family of Origin Issues, Existential Issues, Identity, Community. All are welcome

Services: Individual Therapy for Adults and Teens, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Online 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.

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

Dustin Hall, LCSW - Bountiful
Website: www.saltcitymentalhealth.com
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety Disorders, Couples, Depression, OCD, Relationships, Transitions
Services: Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Workshops

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.Website: encircletogether.org/flourish

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 - Uintah Basin

Websitehigginsfamilycenter.com

Areas of Expertise Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Trauma/PTSD, LGBTQI Issues, Spiritual Crisis, Adolescents, Addiction, Parenting, Suicide Ideation, Self-Harming

Services: Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy, Parenting Education, Internet Video Sessions, Spanish Speaking

Kim Mack - Murray, Layton, Lehi

Website: https://www.wiconicc.com

Areas of Expertise: LGBTQ, Anxiety, Relationships, Spirituality, Mindfulness, Life Direction, Depression and Crisis Assessment.

Services:  Family Therapy & Individual Therapy

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

​Shannon Ricks, LMFT – Orem, Salt Lake City, online

Website: betterselfservices.comhttps://www.virtualtherapistnetwork.com/shannon-ricks/

Areas of Expertise: Eating Disorders, Body Image, Faith Transition, Women’s Issues, Anxiety and Depression Management,  LGBTQ Affirming, Single Adult Concerns, Parenting Concerns, and Premarital Counseling.

Services: In Person or Video conference: Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

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

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.

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