RACHEL BROWN, LCSW (SANDY)
Ever feel like a "stranger in a strange land"? I know how disorienting and heartbreaking it can be to find yourself living a chapter of your life you never expected. Whether you are adjusting to new parenthood, experiencing shifts in your religious beliefs, changes in relationships, disappointment in your sexual experience, or feeling alienated within your cultural milieu, I believe that healing occurs through learning to listen to and honor yourself. I love the Tolkien quote: "Not all who wander are lost." My hope is that after our time together you will honor your "wandering" and feel that your path forward has been illuminated.
I love to bring a "witchy" cultural anthropologist lens to my clinical work. I invite inquiry to life rhythms and seasons. I will ask about the stories and myths lived in one's family. I hold women’s healing circles. I’m trained as a birth/postpartum doula and birthstory listener. I am skilled in creating personal meditation practices, ritual and ceremony.
I know the struggle can be overwhelming, and that you're worried and tired. I honor all the changes you've already lived through. You've come a long way. I am here to support your courage and growth as you continue healing. Let me help you recognize your true ground, understand your own purpose and meaning, and create a life you love going forward.
Jonah Finch, CMHC (Sandy)
Life can be challenging and can sometimes get in the way of our happiness. This can lead to problems that can be difficult to work through on our own. I work with clients to resolve these problems by utilizing their strengths and resources. I also provide different perspectives and therapeutic modalities to achieve each client’s individualized goals.
I specialize in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I believe each client has the skills and resources within them to overcome the challenges they face. I provide a nonjudgmental space in which clients can explore and resolve these challenges.
I offer afternoon and evening appointments. I also encourage email communication regarding the therapy process, your questions, and any concerns.
Call or Text (385) 743-0126
JACE TAYLOR, ACMHC-i (MIDVALE)
By defining our own meaning within our lives, we can understand what it means for us to think, feel, and act like our authentic selves. I am passionate about understanding the needs, values, and unique experiences of every single client. I want to help empower you to be your own agent of change as I support you through whatever challenges that you are facing within your life.
I want to give you the time to process your feelings and gain insight within a safe space that is grounded in affirmation, is accepting, and is dynamically tailored to your unique needs.
To tailor my approach to your unique needs, I utilize an integrative approach that combines a variety of therapeutic approaches that focus on helping me understand the complex parts of your worldview and experiences. Some of the main approaches I use include: existential-humanistic, narrative, mindfulness-based, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am passionate about diversity and want to work with any population and many of the challenges you may be facing, including: depression, anxiety, crisis of faith, identity confusion, and trauma. Some of my areas of special interest and areas I am seeking further training include: EMDR, internal family systems (aka parts work), trauma work, LGBTQIA+, ASD, ADHD, neurodivergency, somatic work, and brain-spotting.
I am someone who is driven by my passion in supporting and attending to the needs of others (well at least that is what my two-year-old husky ‘dog nephew’ and my newborn ‘human niece’ say about me). As a nonbinary demisexual individual who is also neurodivergent, I understand some of the unique challenges that both the LGBTQIA+ community and the neurodivergent community experience. During my time studying clinical mental health counseling, I have worked diligently to research, train, and develop my therapeutic skills in order to become a competent and capable counselor for all the amazing people in the community who need guidance or support in their journeys.
You are more than welcome to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns, and if you are interested in scheduling a meeting you can do so online on our website or by contacting me directly!
**Supervised by TJ Harmon, CMHC**
Call or text: (801) 709-1732
BEBE GERMAIN, ACMHC-i (Sandy)
Hello! I am in the final year of my Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program through Palo Alto University. I recognize that scheduling your first counseling appointment can be daunting, but I am so excited to walk with you as you take steps towards achieving your mental health goals. I believe that therapy is a space to feel comfortable and confident as your authentic self, and a place where you can explore emotions and meaning without judgement.
I am working towards a future career in sex therapy, which can include subjects like identity journeys, sexuality/gender exploration, non-monogamy, and societal expectations. I am especially interested in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, women, and BIPOC folks. I value an approach that's aware of intersectionality and empowers clients to embrace what's important to them.
I know that one size does not fit all, and I look forward to working with you to determine how counseling can most benefit you.
**Supervised by Jonah Finch, CMHC**
Call or Text: (801) 414-2270
Kellie Fitke, ACMHC (Midvale)
I genuinely believe everyone I meet is doing their best and recognize doing your best can often require professional help! As a counselor I believe in approaching your issues with a person centered, goal-oriented framework that promotes connection and support. As humans we grow through our relationships with others, and I am here to help you plug into what makes you thrive in your uniqueness!
I am fascinated by people and the lives they live. As a non-binary masculine transgender person, I have experienced the world from different vantage points which has developed my empathy for others and encourages my openness toward clients. I advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Salt Lake City and follow WPATH standards of care.
I believe in normalizing discussions about mental health, sexuality, trauma, shame, justice, and vulnerability. I am dedicated to approaching client problems with respect and dignity and would be honored to hear about your life and lived experiences.
**Supervised by Troy Leishman, CMHC**
Call or Text: (865) 824-6197
Jemma Ender, MSW-i (Sandy)
I have a deep passion for helping others and have gained extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have dealt with trauma, depression, and anxiety. Throughout my career, I have developed a particular interest in working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community, especially transgender and genderqueer individuals. I understand the unique challenges that members of this community face and approach my work with sensitivity and empathy. I believe in creating a safe and welcoming environment where my clients feel comfortable
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop individualized treatment plans that meet their unique needs and goals. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering, and I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve lasting change and self-sustained growth.
If you are in need of therapeutic support, I’m here to help. I look forward to working with you on your journey towards healing and recovery.
**Supervised by Kristin Adams, LCSW**
Call or Text: (801) 709-8969
LAUREN MURRAY, MSW-i (Sandy)
Hello there! I am a passionate and dedicated MSW intern studying at the University of Utah. I am determined to help individuals improve their mental and emotional well-being. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, I have gained valuable hands-on experience in various aspects of therapy. I am eager to continue my journey of learning and growth in this rewarding field. My supervisors and I are dedicated to providing clients with individualized, comprehensive support and guidance.
I have honed my active listening and empathetic skills to better understand individuals and help them pave a more straightforward path toward healing and personal growth. I aim to create a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental space for clients to express their thoughts and emotions openly.
I am deeply interested in not only integrating evidence-based modalities, but I am a firm believer that the heart of every therapeutic journey is to explore and discover one’s self, to become the master of one’s own life, and to resolve past wounds and future worries on one’s own terms; healing is not linear. I will do everything in my power to contribute positively to the well-being of my clients and, most importantly, meet them where they are, develop trust, and help them advocate for themselves.
Thank you for your trust in me as your therapist. It takes great strength to be vulnerable and explore your emotions and experiences. Together, we will continue to explore, heal, and work towards the positive changes you seek.
**Supervised by Kristin Adams, LCSW**
Call or Text: (435) 632-0992
Audrey Wilson, MSW-i (Sandy)
Hello! My name is Audrey and I look forward to being your therapist. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing my Master of Social Work degree. I have experience as a community organizer, teacher, mentor, and advocate. I enjoy and have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in many different capacities.
I meet people where they are at, focusing on their strengths and individual perspectives. Mental health and self-care are such crucial aspects of our lives, yet it is easy to put ourselves on the back burner. My goal is to assist you to care for your needs, wellbeing, and to live your life on your own terms. I see myself your collaborator and strive to create a safe therapeutic environment. Whether it be anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns, I am here to encourage you on your healing journey. Thank you for taking the leap to come to therapy!
**Supervised by Kristin Adams, LCSW**
Call or Text: (385) 202-5664
Jon Huck CSW, (Midvale)
I use person-centered therapy, which means my main goal is to quickly establish a genuine and trusting relationship with you. Which in turn, creates a safe space to explore WHATEVER your heart desires. Research suggests this relationship alone is enough to begin the healing process.
But that is just the beginning. I believe each therapy session should be as individualized as you are. So, I adapt each session to fit your specific wants and needs. I do this by using the Strengths-Based perspective, which helps you harness your strengths and rediscover your confidence.
We will observe your life holistically and create interventions as unique as yourself.
Together we will challenge your thinking and behavioral patterns using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills. As well as explore various Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques to help you with regulating your emotions. And re-create meaning in your life through using an Existentialist approach.
I am an easy guy to talk to and very caring (just ask my cat). I am a proud gay man, therefore I understand the challenges associated with being part of the LGBTQ+ community. Although I am just starting my career as a therapist, I have been working as a social worker for 5+ years.
Through my experiences as a case manager working with Salt Lake's homeless community, I have had to learn how to look at and solve problems using non-traditional methods. I enjoying thinking out of the box and being creative in my practice.
**Supervised by Troy Leishman, CMHC**
Call or text: (801) 884-3232
Mental Health Counseling
Faith Transitions, LatinX, Jewish,
LGBTQ+ WPATH Transgender, Allies
Marriage and Couples Counseling,
Children and Adolescents
EMDR and Trauma
Anxiety, Depression, Mood
DBT, CBT, Play Therapy, Sand Tray