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Brennon Bellon, CMHCI

We all know how difficult life can be. It can be filled with many ups and downs. As a counselor, I want nothing more but to help individuals be able to grow through hard times. I believe that on the other side of any challenge is a stronger person. I can assist in helping you accept the difficulties and challenges of life, allowing yourself to step towards them rather than run away, and ultimately realize the full potential that you have. 

I believe in the core foundation as testified by Victor Frankl and Anne Frank, that all people are inherently good and have goodness within them. Through the goodness and values that we all have, we can use those values to help us accept and meet the challenges of life head on. Stepping towards challenges gives us the feeling of living a full and meaningful life. I follow the tenets of psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers who emphasized the importance of “unconditional positive regard” which means that I will never judge anyone and want to create a safe place for difficult emotions to be expressed. Through a strong and trusting relationship, together we can address and navigate the deepest of challenges. We are all in this journey together and I believe building relationships through expressing empathy, compassion, and understanding are key to helping individuals heal and change. 

I am currently a student at Utah Valley University enrolled in their Clinical Mental Health Masters Program. I obtained my undergraduate from Utah Valley University in psychology and business management. Seeing the growth and change in other people is the reason why I do this type of work. Knowing that I am making a difference gives a feeling like nothing else in the world. I work with children, teenagers, and adults. 

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Lizzy Palmatier, CMHCI

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Neil Gaiman 

Lizzy believes that therapy should be a personalized and empowering experience that teaches individuals to become masters of their own fates. Her counseling identity prioritizes having unconditional positive regard for the client while encouraging the client to mold a happier and healthier life for themselves. 

Prior to working in the counseling field; Lizzy has worked as a music teacher – specializing in children and adolescents with behavioral challenges and physical disabilities, as a foster care recruitment specialist, specializing in the training and certification of foster parents, and as an academic coach for at risk teens and adults who had dropped out of high school. 

Accepts self pay and select insurance: Select Health, Cigna and PEHP

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Taven Herd, ACMHC

Each person has a different experience in life. I want to help you learn from past experiences, explore your personality, and help you create a more fulfilling life. Counseling and therapy have come a long way in recent years, breaking the stigma and helping you become the best version of yourself is my goal. Whether it is struggling with anxiety, depression, social anxiety, ADHD, etc. I am here to build an individual plan and collaborate with you. Using a collaborative approach, you will be a part of your own process, not just being told what to do like another homework assignment or work project.

Daily life is great until it’s not. You may have been coping your whole life and figured out how to deal with things on your own, you may have recently started feeling a certain way that is off and just can’t figure out why? I can help you understand and use a personalized counseling approach specifically for you.

Understanding yourself better and knowing how you have been wired to process life and making the necessary adjustments to improve your life is just the beginning of a great, joyful life.

Taven accepts Select Health, Cigna, PEHP, Regence Blue Cross and self-pay clients.

Taven is an ACMHC, Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

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Mary Bitner, ACMHC

Mental health is a lifelong journey, and it is okay to take time to care for yourself and ask for help. I believe it is a sign of strength to seek support when you need it most. I am here to support and guide you through any challenges you may be facing. It is important for me to build a relationship founded on empathy, trust, and respect. I will create a safe, nonjudgmental place for you to navigate and express your thoughts and feelings, develop skills to manage life’s difficulties and heal from past trauma. The removal of shame and guilt, and the development of self-love will be central to your healing and self-discovery. Together, we will strive to identify what is not working and move toward a more joyful and meaningful life.  

Every person is unique and has their own story. With an empathetic approach, I will help you develop insights, identify strengths and resources, and find new ways to cope with your unique challenges. I believe in not only considering psychological and emotional needs but also physical, social, and if so desired, spiritual needs as well. Malcolm X said, “When I is replaced with WE, even Illness becomes Wellness.” No one should do it alone, and I would be honored to be on your journey of wellness.  

I have been married for 26 years and am the lucky parent of 5 kids. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Utah and my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Utah Valley University. I believe we are lifelong learners. I am continually looking for opportunities to expand my counseling profession through education and training. My greatest teachers are you! I learn from you every day – your struggles, your successes, and your resilience! I am amazed by your growth and your desire to change. I specialize in working with children, adults, and couples.  

 
Accepts Self-pay and Select Insurance: Select Health, Cigna, PEHP and Regence Blue Cross.

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Anna Horton, LCSW

Anna Horton, LCSW

Let’s face it, few if anyone’s life goes according to plan. Challenges, obstacles, and hardships come to each of us, at times knocking us down on the ground. To get back on our feet, we may need a hand to lift us, be taught new skills, and receive encouragement to keep moving forward. There is meaning and purpose in life. It is my hope to work with you on your journey to find the satisfaction you seek.

With this goal in mind, I sought out opportunities to be qualified to effectively and compassionately do this work. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah, where I was involved with student organizations to advocate for diverse populations and to promote eating disorder awareness and education. I went on to earn a Master of Social Work Degree from Brigham Young University, where I completed a clinically-oriented program, focusing on therapeutic interventions and working with individuals, groups, and families. My research focused on the relationships between positive sibling relationships, family resiliency, and the metabolic control of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Throughout my post-graduate career, I’ve had diverse experiences working with teens, young adults, and adults. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and dia-bulimia), grief, loss, addiction, diabetes, kidney disease, and other chronic conditions. I have worked in residential, PHP, IOP, and outpatient levels of care. I completed training to teach Stanford University’s Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain program. I have facilitated classes, helping many to better manage their physical and mental health. At my core, I’m passionate about helping people care for their bodies, mind, and soul.

I believe in the growth and potential of every person, and in the capacity to overcome. There is hope, meaning, and purpose in life. I look forward to helping you on your journey.

Evenings and Saturday appointments

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Stacie Later, LCSW 

Stacie Later, LCSW 

Mental health has the power to influence all aspects of a person’s life, including the ability to develop meaningful relationships and maintain self-functioning. With willingness and vulnerability, therapy can give a person back their life and empower them to reach their potential. My mantra is “follow your heart and take your brain with you. 


I am here to help you heal and move forward in your life journey confidently and autonomously. I have experience with all ages through the lifespan in various settings. I received my Bachelor of Social Work and certificate in Substance Use Disorder Counseling from The University of Utah, and my Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.

Accepts self-pay and Select Insurance: Select Health, Cigna, PEHP

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Sarah Blair, LCSW

Sarah Blair, LCSW

Therapy is one of the best forms of self-love and self-care. I applaud anyone who sets aside time and
makes space for working on their mental health, managing their stress, dealing with life transitions,
improving their relationships, addressing past trauma, or any other thing that might bring them to
therapy. I believe that each person is an expert on themselves and has an innate ability to heal. I
want to meet my clients in a spirit of collaboration and respect.


I began providing therapy 11 years ago and have enjoyed working with many kinds of people across
the age span from children to teens to college students to middle-aged adults to octogenarians; with
parents, individuals, couples, families, students, veterans, inmates, substance abusers, teens in state’s custody, trauma survivors, adoptees, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, and people of diverse
religious or non-religious backgrounds. For me, being with people in therapy is a privilege because I
get to see the best of them as they heal, learn, and grow.


I am EMDR trained and have been working with those overcoming various forms of trauma since the
beginning of my career. I have also worked with people dealing with depression, anxiety, attachment
issues, relationships issues, anger, mood disorders, ADHD, life transitions, faith transitions,
substance, and behavioral addictions, navigating gender and sexuality, among other things. I am an
attachment-focused therapist who considers the effects your attachment styles/history and quality of relationships have on your overall wellbeing. I also use concepts and techniques from motivational
interviewing, CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT, IFS, and art therapy. I believe in a holistic approach to mental
health that involves marshaling all forms of self-care: mindfulness, diet, exercise, sports, dance, art,
music, hobbies, community, etc. I am happy to coordinate (with your permission) with your other
counseling or medical providers to make sure you get the best care possible.


I see children as young as 10 and as old as 110.

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Megan Pond-Maxwell, LMFT 

Megan Pond-Maxwell, LMFT 

The process of seeking and receiving help is both health and courage in action. Life undoubtedly offers some noteworthy setbacks, obstacles, and crises that are quite impactful. I offer a compassionate and safe place to sit with you in your story wherever you may find yourself. I hold these stories with care and deep respect, and I work with you to identify and cultivate your desires and goals. I believe that every person possesses strength, resources, and wisdom. I hope to help you access insight and understanding to empower you to move through your challenges or traumas in healing, change, growth, and greater fulfillment.

I hold my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. I also hold Gottman Level 1 certification, a research-proven treatment, and intervention for couples. I have experience working with couples, families, adults, teens, and children. Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, mixed-faith relationships, family conflicts, women’s issues, trauma wounds, among other difficulties, are commonly addressed challenges. 

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Jessica Jenkins, LCMHC

Jessica Jenkins, LCMHC

Whether you are seeking help with everyday worries, life transitions, personal development, family and relationship concerns, or longer-standing issues that you have struggled to resolve, I can help you navigate the challenges you are experiencing & move forward with grace and fortitude. I specialize in working with adolescents & adults and have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, adjustment struggles, grief and loss, PTSD, shame and guilt, family systems & relationship struggles. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I am also an EMDR trained therapy provider.

I am a fully Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, with over 16 years of experience working in the Mental Health field as a Program Director, Therapist, and Clinical Director. I offer an open, relational, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach to therapy with individuals and families from all walks of life seeking healing, transformation, and growth.

My goal is to provide you with compassionate, professional, collaborative, and confidential therapy in a safe and welcoming environment. I am able to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Psychoeducation, Experiential Therapy, and EMDR.

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Jeremy Bitner, LMFT

Jeremy Bitner, LMFT

I believe it takes a lot of courage and strength to reach for help when you are in distress and you desperately want change. When we meet, I hope to hear and understand your story with compassion and empathy and create a safe environment where you can find relief quickly. Whether it’s your relationships, navigating life transitions, overcoming an addictive behavior, or anything else that’s important to you, I’ll help you make change to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life. I don’t believe that people are broken, but oftentimes we get stuck in a rut or encounter a roadblock that seems insurmountable. My goal is to help you change that negative cycle in your relationships and change that roadblock into a stepping stone so that you can BE HAPPY! Schedule today:)