OUR THERAPISTS

In addition to the life experience each of our licensed providers brings from across the country and around the world, they collectively represent more than a century of professional counseling and therapy experience. As you come to us with your unique circumstances, we will strive to match you with the best counselor for your needs and situation. And, if you ever feel that you do not have the optimal match, we always recognize and respect your desire to change to another therapist at any time, whether with us or not.

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Lynn Wihongi, LCSW, CEAP

Lynn is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she received a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Lynn has over 30 years of counseling experience with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. She uses a holistic approach to address a variety of issues including abuse/trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, marital/family themes, addictive behaviors, and is able to apply principles and techniques from several therapeutic models, including:


  • (Certified) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Method trained


​Lynn also has a special focus on women’s issues including health related problems and single parent issues.  Lynn enjoys hiking, travel and is an avid sports fan. 

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Del Bircher, LCSW, MBA

Del received his Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Utah and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He has also received an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix. Del has spent is over 20 years working clinically with individual and family issues. He loves working with adolescents and adults and helping them as they struggle with addictive behaviors, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD and abuse/trauma themes. Additionally, Del has trained in several therapeutic models, including:

 

  • (Certified) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Specialized treatment in pornography addiction 


In his spare time, Del enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. 

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Linda Wininger, LCSW

Linda graduated in 1999 from the University of Utah with a Master's degree in Social work and is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has worked with children and families since her graduation 16 years ago. Her clinical areas of interest are with children and families. She provides a strength-based, solution-focused therapy for treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is trained in several therapeutic models, including:


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Betrayal Trauma trained


In her spare time, Linda enjoys exercising, learning, knitting, and crocheting.

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Kenny Frazier, LCSW, LMT

Kenny's quest to understand the profound healing abilities and inner workings of the body and mind led him to study numerous forms of complementary, alternative, and natural methods of healing where he became an expert in Integrative Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional ReleaseTherapy, as well as yoga and meditation instruction. Knowing that the mind and body are inseparably connected, he pursued and received his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in order to deepen his methods of healing. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and specializes in recovery from trauma, addiction, chemical dependency, pornography, insomnia, depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-sabotage, self-defeating behaviors, and works with individuals, couples, and families. He is trained in several therapeutic models, including:


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Kenny is a volunteer for the Crisis Team with Alpine School District, and, in his off time, Kenny is likely riding one of his bikes or rock climbing with his wife and kids.

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Angie Johnson, LCSW

Angie graduated from the University of Utah with a Master's degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has experience working with children and adolescents, as well as adults and families, with a treatment focus on depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma and attachment. Angie utilizes trauma-informed models in her practice and has extensive experience in crisis intervention, having work experience in both acute and residential treatment settings. She is able to use several therapeutic models, including:


  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)


In her free time, Angie loves reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

  * Angie is currently seeing clients exclusively via TeleMental Health (secure video conferencing).

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Jodi Petersen, LCSW

Jodi received her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Brigham Young University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She uses a strength-based holistic approach and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting support, women's issues, teen issues, sexual addictions, and anger and stress management. Jodi has worked in both inpatient facilities and private practice. She provides a safe environment in which individuals can gain a better understanding of themselves and receive the necessary skills to help them cope with their various life issues. She is trained in several therapeutic models, including:


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


In her spare time, Jodi loves being outdoors and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

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Bonnie Young, LMFT

Bonnie graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). A native of Seattle, Washington, Bonnie believes deeply in the capacity of the human spirit to heal from hurt, disappointment and trauma. She believes that in order for healing to occur, individuals need to feel valued, respected, and to be treated as complete, whole persons. Bonnie approaches therapy with the goal of increasing self-efficacy and self-compassion with a focus on her clients' strengths and emotional needs. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, especially adolescents and young adults. Bonnie has authored and coauthored several academic articles, and her studies have been showcased in the Journal of Sex Research, IGI Global, PsyPost, Psychology Today, KUTV and the Salt Lake Tribune. She has presented her findings at national and international conferences and has won awards for her research. Bonnie is a regular guest lecturer at Brigham Young University and Argosy University.


 * Bonnie is currently seeing clients exclusively via TeleMental Health (secure video conferencing).

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Brittany Sherman, ACMHC

Brittany received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University – Idaho and went on to receive her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with emphases in Child and Family as well as Addictions from Frostburg State University in Maryland. She is licensed as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) in the state of Utah. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, ADD/ADHD and addiction. She is also trained in several therapeutic models, including:


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing, and watching movies.

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Valerie Wilson, ACMHC

Valerie is a graduate of University of Phoenix where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is licensed in Utah as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC). Valerie’s dream is to advocate for women, children, and families who are coping with addiction in their home. She has years of experience working with adolescents and families in both inpatient and private practice settings. Valerie is experienced in working with depression, anxiety, self-harm, grief and loss, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, and trauma. She is trained in several therapeutic modalities, including:


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)


Valerie enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

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James Hewett, LMFT

James graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and then graduated with his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. James has a strong clinical background working with adults and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient settings. James specializes in treating families and teens in crisis. For the past 20+ years he has gained extensive training and experience in the diagnosing and treating of a variety of psychiatric conditions. Some of these include: depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, substance abuse, and sexual addiction. James is a Marriage and Family Therapy approved supervisor and is trained in several therapeutic models, including:


  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


James enjoys playing basketball, watching the Utah Jazz, making pottery, playing golf, and spending time with his family.​

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Mike Hamblin, CSW

Mike received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, with an emphasis on Child Welfare, and is a Certified Social Worker (CSW). He has been working with children and families for the past 20+ years. Mike takes a family-focused and strengths-based approach, and employs several therapeutic modalities, including:


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Mike is an ardent sports fan who enjoys the outdoors and likes to spend his free time in the mountains with family or running triathlons with friends.

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Nate Kramer, CSW

Nate received his Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Utah and is a Certified Social Worker (CSW). He has worked with individuals and families, with particular emphasis on anxiety and depressive symptoms. He also has specialized training with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He loves working with adolescents and adults and helping them as they struggle with anxiety, depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and much more. Nate is trained in several therapeutic modalities, including:


  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Mindfulness practices


While Nate has a passion for helping those who feel they do not have the ability or understanding to help themselves, his greatest life passion revolves around his wife and his future children.

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Jane Symkoviak, LAMFT

Jane is a graduate of Northcentral University with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families. Prior to receiving her master’s degree, she worked as an elementary school teacher for 18 years. She understands the importance of providing and offering a safe place for people to share, grieve, explore, and grow.

Jane integrates a solution-focused, client-centered approach with therapeutic models best suited to address unique circumstances and issues. She believes everyone possesses personal inner strengths and resources necessary to achieve change, balance, and peace from addictions, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, PTSD, and other life interfering issues. Endorsements include:


  • (Certified) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • (Certified) Level 2/3 Educator
  • (Certified) Level III PSIA-I ski instructor


Jane enjoys anything outdoors, family time, & traveling.

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Alexis Werner, LAMFT

 Alexis received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT).  Alexis has worked in outpatient mental health settings as well as residential treatment settings with individuals and families coping with chronic mental and medical illness.  She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, and relationship/family issues.  Alexis believes in a holistic biopsychosocial approach to therapy, considering mental, physical, and relational health in her treatment.  Alexis is trained in several therapeutic models, including:


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Medical Family Therapy (MedFT)
  • Narrative Therapy


Alexis enjoys spending time with her dogs, baking, martial arts, and playing violin.

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Iesha Gibbons, LAMFT

Iesha received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. She is currently working on her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. Iesha is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) who has experience working with individuals, couples, and families on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, sex addiction, racial issues, as well as relationship and family concerns. She has experience working with adolescents age 12 and up and enjoys working with couples and families on various relationship struggles. Iesha believes therapy is a place for healing and change and strives to create a safe environment for clients to explore, learn, and grow. Iesha has experience using several therapeutic models, including:


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Betrayal Trauma trained


Iesha enjoys watching movies, painting nails, traveling to the beach, and spending time with her family.