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  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couples counseling and conduct intake interviews as well as provide outreach presentations and programming as needed.
  • Professional Interests: Identity exploration, self- compassion, relationship concerns and dynamics, family of origin concerns, anxiety, depression, group therapy, self- esteem, spirituality, life transitions, and grief and loss.
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, traveling (usually to spend time with friends and family), music, reading, painting, hiking, yoga, good conversations over brunch or sushi, binging the latest Netflix or HBO show, and meeting the needs of the greatest joy in my life - my little dachshund Macki. 

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitates individual and relationship counseling; conducts intake interviews; facilitates the Faith + Doubt support group and the Embody body image therapy group; Lead Therapist for Disordered Eating Support & Referral Vehicle (DESRV); oversees the UCC's training programs; teaches training seminars; provides crisis coverage; provides outreach presentations.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: I believe that the goal of therapy is to help people to act on what they value, rather than what they fear. By exploring and identifying what may be holding us back, we become empowered to accept who we are while also making meaningful changes. As an integrative therapist I draw from a number of approaches, including multicultural-feminist, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavior therapies.  I am a trauma-informed and EMDR-trained therapist.  I am an LGBTQ-affirmative and social justice-oriented therapist.
  • Professional Interests: Cultural identity issues, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, sexual assault & abuse, spiritual transitions, self-harm, suicidal thoughts/urges, PTSD, and relationship issues.
  • Other Interests: Outsider and lowbrow art, homemade pie, podcasts, independent film/music/theater, Coney Island, and all things pop-culture.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couple/relationship counseling and conduct intake interviews;; Provides embedded counseling and wellness services for the S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: I approach therapy from a systemic lens with the assumption that numerous factors influence the quality of our mental health. I subscribe to the belief that our past impacts our present, and what we don’t consciously heal, we unconsciously repeat. My theoretical orientations integrate Strategic Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and attachment theories. I utilize trauma-informed approaches and am a EMDR-trained therapist. I support clients through my use of creativity and figurative language alongside my compassionate yet challenging nature. My insightful and inclusive approach to therapy helps clients gain understanding to their patterns while making effective changes.
  • Professional Interests: Some areas I am passionate about include trauma, perfectionism, parentification and codependency, Attachment Theory, as well as reducing shame and increasing vulnerability in the workplace. I am interested in getting formal training in Internal Family Systems and Somatic Therapy.
  • Other Interests:  Good Food (creating and consuming), spending time with my partner and with my dog, Pip, gardening, traveling, and pottery.

  • UCC responsibilities: Provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management for clients currently attending therapy or counseling at the UCC.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: Before I became a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I worked as a registered nurse in pediatrics. This background has reinforced my understanding that every human has a unique perspective of the world. As a provider, my medication recommendations are tailored toward an individual's background and his or her hopes for the future, not just their illness or diagnosis.
  • Professional Interests: Since 2014, my career as a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner has followed a path through a variety of treatment settings managing a wide range of mental illnesses. In every case, the most satisfying part of my work has occurred when I was able to be a part of a holistic, client-focused, multidisciplinary team of professionals. I thrive in a setting, much like a university campus, that is dynamic, stimulating, unbiased, and diverse. An environment like this supports the greatest potential for success with medication use in the treatment of mental illness. 
  • Other Interests: I am passionate about rock climbing and trail running. Adventuring and residing in the mountains is a vital aspect of my mental wellness. I embrace the virtues of simple living and I strive to reduce my impact on this one inhabitable planet. I'm also a rule-breaking vegan when it comes to baked goods and backyard chicken eggs.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couple/relationship counseling and conduct intake interviews.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: As someone who finds great purpose and energy in relationships, I aim to create a space that emphasizes our shared humanity. I strive to empower each individual within our sessions as the expert in their own experience and I aim to engage in a reflexive, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive practice. I am trained in EMDR and I draw from emotion-focused therapy and self-compassion approaches.
  • Professional Interests: I have special interest in trauma and disordered eating, as well as social justice and policy.
  • Other Interests: I enjoy spending time with my partner and our dog, exercising, baking and eating chocolate chip cookies, catching up with a friend over coffee, and my ultimate self-care of going to bed early.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couples counseling, conduct intake interviews, conduct mindfulness center programming, and provide outreach programming. Supervise Advanced Undergraduate Interns.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: Feminist Multicultural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Professional Interests: biculturalism, self-compassion, mindfulness, and working with women of color
  • Other Interests: hiking, running, reading, yoga, Nielsen’s frozen custard

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couples counseling; Conduct intake interviews; Provide embedded counseling service for the College of Engineering.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: I value acceptance, compassion, and collaboration in my work. I tailor my approach to meet individual needs from a person-centered, strength-based, and relational perspective to support students with skills, strategies, and solutions. I provide experiential/healing-oriented treatment by integrating Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and other evidence-based approaches. 
  • Professional Interests: Depression; anxiety; identity development/self-esteem; relationship issues with intimate partner/family members; multicultural counseling.
  • Other Interests: I enjoy reading, playing video games, watching suspense and independent movies, and playing with my son.
  • College of Engineering Information: https://www.coe.utah.edu/students/current/counseling/

  • UCC Responsibilities: Provide psychiatric medication evaluations and medication management for clients currently attending therapy or counseling at the UCC.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: I love being a psychiatric nurse practitioner and integrating both medical and therapeutic models in order to provide the best possible outcome for clients. When prescribing, I focus on fully educating clients on their choices and using evidenced based practice to monitor medication effectiveness. When working with clients in therapy, I primarily use the multicultural-Feminist Empowerment framework but am also fully certified in EMDR and Mind Body Bridging. I also have experience working with cognitive behavioral therapy, ACT, Mind-Body Bridging, DBT and other therapy modalities.
  • Professional Interests: Psychiatric medication evaluation and management, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, mindfulness. I especially enjoy working with clients who have PTSD or have experienced trauma, and believe that everyone has inherent value, strength and healing capacity.
  • Other Interests: Boating and water skiing, reading (especially biographies), collecting antique books, traveling, anything Wonder Woman, disco and 80s music, going to concerts, Zumba, puppies and spending time with my family.

  • UCC Responsibilities: I facilitate individual, couples, and group counseling, conduct initial intakes, and assist with outreach programming and presentations.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: I engage in the therapeutic process from a multicultural, strength-based perspective, believing that establishing a healthy therapeutic relationship can assist in creating a safe place for clients to explore and understand their experiences, identify their needs, establish goals and work towards meeting them. Given the diversity of clients’ needs and backgrounds, I believe in the “toolbox approach” for therapy from which I draw on a variety of different therapeutic interventions that include humanistic psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness and trauma informed psychotherapy. I specialize in working with people who have trauma histories. I believe in therapy being a respectful dialogue that includes helping clients develop skills to meet their goals.
  • Professional Interests: Trauma and PTSD, including interpersonal violence, sexual abuse, childhood abuse and generational violence. I am interested in and try my best at practicing mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion and compassion towards others. I am interested in how gratitude affects mental health. I have a passion for working with undocumented, Latino, and first-generation clients, as well as for exploring the experience of being bi-cultural, (i.e. “between two worlds”) and for learning about other cultures.
  • Other Interests: Being in nature feeds my soul, as does time spent with my family, my dog Bonnie (a majestic Corgi) and connecting with close friends. I enjoy sharing a good meal with others, having honest conversations about how a person is really doing, listening to music that has Native American flute in it and to the quiet sounds of nature.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and crisis counseling, provide mindfulness coaching, and conduct intake interviews; Outreach; social justice
  • Clinical Approach and Interests: In my practice, I provide strengths-based and solution focused counseling that is founded on a basis of integrity and respect. I believe that the foundation for strong and critical counseling lies in an honest and open therapeutic relationship. I approach each client with confidence that the answers that they seek or growth that they would like to accomplish is within them. My social work training also affords me the ability to open up the discussions with my clients regarding how emotional/ mental health are affected by social/ cultural/ religious/ gender structures around them, i.e. racism and microaggressions, ableism, patriarchy, homophobia, xenophobia, etc.
  • Professional Interests: I have a passion for social justice and a broad experience with survivors of trauma, particularly Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), sexual/ physical/ emotional abuse in childhood, and sexual assault. My professional interests include: homelessness policy and advocacy, healthy masculinity, feminist/womynist counseling, parenting, generational trauma, mindfulness, grief/ loss, identity development, DACA/undocumented and first generation students, and many others.
  • Others interests: I strive to be an active and loving father to my son and my dog, as well as a companion/ cheerleader/ best friend to my partner. I enjoy hiking and exploring the Utah outdoors. A good day is always being with my family, having a nice craft beer and grilling on the Weber.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Provide leadership and oversee all functions of the University Counseling Center.  Consult with various campus and community stakeholders.
  • Professional Interests: I have a strong identity as a Student Affairs Professional and a Psychologist.  My professional interests include psychological assessment, working with students with disabilities, and administration.
  • Other interests: I enjoy food and cooking (you will hear me often say that Alton Brown is a personal hero of mine).  I value spending time with my family and our lovable, happy-go-lucky, Goldendoodle Jax.  I also enjoy console gaming (PS5) when I have spare time.

  • UCC Responsibilities:  Facilitate individual, group, and couples counseling and conduct intake interviews; embedded counseling services for the Colleges of Health Science
  • Clinical Approach and Interests: My first goal in working with clients is to develop a strong and supportive relationship. We will discuss ourselves and our identities so that we can understand how these may impact our work together. I use a multicultural, strengths-based approach to address mutually agreed-upon goals. I draw from humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal theories, and I use various techniques to provide skills to my clients and help them to achieve their goals.
  • Professional Interests:  Anxiety, depression, mindfulness, self-compassion, interpersonal relationships. I also have a passion for working with first-generation college students and helping to dismantle barriers that could keep the students I work with from achieving their desired goals.
  • Others interests:  I find it very important to have a good work-life balance. In my free time I enjoy traveling, gardening, cooking, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couples counseling and conduct intake interviews; Clinical supervisor; Provides embedded counseling and wellness services for the S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: My clinical work draws from feminist, interpersonal, attachment, and existential frameworks. I cultivate a holistic approach to experience, by tending to its expression at emotional, cognitive, body and cultural levels with gentle curiosity and compassion. I view the therapeutic work as a collaborative journey of healing, growth, and empowerment leading to authentic living.
  • Professional Interests: Identity development and integration through multicultural lenses, trauma, loss and healing work, connection and co-construction of “reality” in relationships (at micro- and macro- levels), and spirituality
  • Other Interests: Grounding and re-centering in the midst of nature, reading, movies (especially, independent and foreign dramas), poetry, life paradoxes, music, word play, stimulating and passionate debates, savoring the quiet

  • UCC Responsibilities: I provide individual and group counseling, initial intake sessions and crisis intervention services. I also co-coordinate and assist with outreach programming and presentations. 
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: My career thus far has been based in supporting students in educational settings. I provide counseling from a client-centered (meaning you are the expert of your experience) and feminist, multi-cultural framework to collaborate on setting and working toward therapeutic goals. Some of my clinical interests include: issues of identity, working with first-generation students, self-esteem/compassion, stress management and relational issues. 
  • Professional Interests: I am interested in learning more about trauma, PTSD and mind-body bridging. I also continue to work on my own practice of mindful self-compassion toward myself and others and how this can inform my practice as a clinician.
  • Other Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, going on easy hikes, dabbling in quilting/sewing/crafting when I find time and keeping up with my favorite reality TV shows and Netflix series.

  • UCC Responsibilities: I facilitate individual and group counseling, and perform Intake sessions for new clients seeking clinical services.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: I approach therapy with the innate belief in the strength and insight of the individuals who sit across from me.  Although I may offer ideas, feedback, and resources, your voice is the most important one in the room. My hope in our time together is to empower that voice as a guide on your journey to healing, growth, and change. To this end, I draw on a humanistic, person-centered approach to counseling, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based interventions to treatment.  With an expanded toolbox of skills and practices to support them, clients are better prepared to navigate the extensive demands and responsibilities of student life.
  • Professional Interests: The natural world is my greatest teacher, guide, support, coping skill, and healing space. Whether hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowboarding, or simply sitting in the sun, my time in the outdoors is my most sacred. I am also a rugby player, home chef, yoga practitioner and aspiring meditator.

  • UCC Responsibilities: Facilitate individual, group, and couples counseling and conduct intake interviews; clinical case management.
  • Clinical Approach & Interests: My approach to counseling integrates multicultural, humanistic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and feminist approaches. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, adjustment disorder, cultural shock, cultural adjustment, differing acculturation levels among family members, substance abuse issues, parent-child conflict and couple therapy.
  • Professional Interests: Multicultural practice, training and outreach; depression; self-esteem; anxiety
  • Other Interests:I enjoy jogging, hiking, skiing, singing karaoke, playing Ping-Pong, studying Fengshui, listening to music and audio book, watching Jazz games, and spending time with my family.
Last Updated: 10/20/22