Advanced Awareness Counseling
Contact Us: (435) 224-4660

Outpatient Mental Health
LGBTQ++
Couples Counseling
Children and Adolescents
Neurofeedback/Biofeedback
EMDR


We are accepting NEW CLIENTS with MARKETPLACE INSURANCE PLANS!

University of Utah Health Plans 
and 
SelectHealth Plans

Specializing in LGBTQ+ Counseling, Gender Therapists, Transgender Mental Health Counseling

Isaac Vazquez (PROVO, LEHI, and SANDY Offices)


Clinical Director


I am committed to ensuring that you feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and are matched with the best counselor to meet your needs. I am a highly empathic person and want to do all I can to help you begin feeling better. 


I can help you discover small yet simple solutions to your personal struggles that will make a big impact in the way you feel and live your life. We will work with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and use solution-based skills to help you be more in control of anxiety, trauma, and/or depression.

If you are looking for Couples/Family Therapy, I can help your family discover harmony, trust, teamwork, and feelings of closeness. We will do this by working on new communication skills, how to fight fair, and awareness of the underlying emotions that contribute to the problems.

I advocate for the use of holistic and mindful therapies before medical-based options. I also incorporate cutting-edge neuro & bio-feedback technology and virtual reality therapy into these specialties. 


My areas of expertise are finding peace with anxiety (personal & social), finding joy and life amidst depression, overcoming hurtful trauma and PTSD, and helping the LGBTQ+ come out confidently in society while assisting in their difficult transitions. I advocate extensively for the LGBTQ+ community and deeply empathize with the intense difficulties they have as they search to feel whole and connected.


Having served in the military, I work closely with individuals experiencing PTSD and various forms of trauma. I served in the United States Air Force stationed in Panama City Beach, FL. I am a dual licensed clinician practicing both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy. 


Call or email now so I can starting helping you live a more fulfilling and happier life. I would be privileged to work hard with you to help you start feeling better. 


Education: M.S. Barry University (Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy); B.S. Brigham Young University Idaho (Psychology)

Licenses: Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Utah) #11009876-6004; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Utah) #11009876-3902


Contact: 
Isaac Vazquez may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 341-9521 or at [email protected] 
Isaac works out of the Sandy location on select days as well as out of the Provo location on select days; scheduling by appointment only. 
*Se habla español*

Rachel Brown (PROVO Office)


When you hear the word “self,” what thoughts and emotions are stirred up for you? Numbness, stress, discouragement, guilt? Maybe you hear an echo of someone you used to know, with whom you seem to have lost touch. Whatever has been left unvoiced or unheard in your life, I want to hear you! Whether you are overwhelmed with chaos, changes, expectations and pressure, experiencing distress surrounding shifting beliefs, relationships, disappointment or anxiety in your sexual experience, feeling alienated within your cultural milieu (or all of that and more!) I believe the path to healing is within and that the gateway to that path is found through learning to listen to and honor yourself.


As a trauma-informed, intuitive therapist, I see my role as a witness to and supporter of your sacred healing journey as you explore the meaning you’ve given your lived experience and develop insight about your unique strengths and abilities. I utilize a client-centered, attachment based approach drawing from psychoeducation, CBT, DBT, solution-focused, expressive and experiential therapies as indicated by your individual needs. 


Whether our focus is short-term symptom management or long-term personal work, my hope is that after our time together you will feel that the path forward has been illuminated, have a sense of clarity about your life, and an understanding of how to utilize mindfulness and self compassion to cope with challenges. You’re on your way! Even browsing provider profiles on the internet and contemplating this next step takes courage!


I proudly work from a multicultural perspective. I am sensitive to and validating the needs of people of all walks of life. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and advocate and I work with individuals of all denominations, cultures, races, ethnicities, sexualities, genders, and identities. 


Education: M.S.W. Brigham Young University (Social Work); B.S.W. Brigham Young University (Social Work) 

Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Utah) #8042519-3501


Contact: 
Rachel Brown may be contacted for bookings at: (435) 224-4660 or at [email protected] 
Rachel works primarily out of the Provo office location; scheduling by appointment only. 
*Se habla español*

Rachael Collins (SANDY Office)


I am a strong advocate for my clients. I am an affirming and accepting individual and counselor and am an ally to all genders, orientations, races, ethnicities, religions, and identifications. I work hard to ensure that I am on the same page as the client as far as the direction they believe they want to go and who they want to become.


I am an ally and supporter of the LGBT+ community and work extensively with the gender non-conforming and transgender community. I also work with children and adolescents struggling with the issues that face them. I work with mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, the elderly, couples, trauma, and much more.

I am a "T.E.A.M." therapist using techniques to help diminish unwanted or challenging emotions. Our mental health has a direct impact on physical health and quality of life. It is important to deal with stressors early on. I find it rewarding to help find solutions and offer tools to those in need.


Education: M.S. University of Phoenix (Mental Health Counseling); B.A. Weber State University (Psychology)
Licenses: Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Utah) #8427512-6004

Contact: 
Rachael Collins may be contacted for bookings at: (435) 224-4660 or at [email protected] Scheduling by appointment only. 

Kristin Adams (SANDY Office)


First, let me acknowledge and admire your courage in taking the first step in your personal healing journey.

I understand that making the initial call, and attending the first therapy session, can be a frightening prospect.  Knowing this, my primary objective is that you leave your first session feeling understood, accepted and validated.

I am a firm believer that my ability to help you feel emotionally safe is key to a successful therapeutic relationship.
I know it is vital to your success to talk openly without feeling judged.  I also understand that for people to make lasting change they need to be motivated out of love, not fear.

Having been in practice for over 15 years, I have extensive experience working with a wide variety of individuals and issues.  I have extensive experience in intake interviewing and assessments for various needs.  

I kindly offer individual, couples, and family therapy.  Some of my areas of specialty include:  anxiety, depression, post partum depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, eating disorders, low self esteem, parenting challenges, ADHD, ODD, adolescents, relationship/marital issues, infertility, self harm, grief, trauma/abuse, substance use/abuse, and issues related to transgender/gender non-conforming individuals.

I lovingly work with people of all genders and orientations, ethnicities, races, and religions.


Education: M.S.W. University of Utah (Social Work); B.S. Brigham Young University (Psychology) 
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Utah) #331348-3501

Contact: 
Kristin Adams may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 414-2270 or at [email protected]scheduling by appointment only. 

Marissa Andrade (SANDY Office)


I am deeply passionate about counseling and making sure my clients feel heard. I listen with my whole heart so I can help you redirect to the place you want to be. I am here to help you untangle your emotional knots and ease your cognitive burdens. 


I am an affirming and accepting therapist, of all individuals. I am an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and I am committed to helping every person find peace in the world around them.  


I am trained in the WPATH Standards of Care and I am a "transition advocate" at our facility. No clinical provider should ethically stand in the way of any individual's progress and I stand by this belief. I help with clients' tangible and emotional needs regarding transition related matters. I believe that it is your choice and I am going to support your decisions in any way I can. Whether I am your primary therapist or not, I am a resource available for anyone in this process and can help answer questions.


I am EMDR trained therapist and prepared to help clients work through all types of trauma. I help with abandonment issues, victimization, grief and loss related traumas, family issues, and PTSD; I also can help provide insight and relief with anxiety and depression through this therapy. 



Education: M.S. University of Phoenix (Mental Health Counseling); B.S. University of Phoenix (Psychology)

Licenses: Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Utah) #11041579-6009


Contact: 
Marissa Andrade may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 574-1073 or at [email protected] Scheduling by appointment only. 

Troy Leishman (SANDY Office)


I graduated from the University of Utah Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and I have a deep passion for working with people and helping them understand themselves. 


I have several years of experience working with adolescents and families in crisis. I am versed in suicide assessment and prevention for both adolescents and adults. I am committed to being there to help you understand your worth and guiding you toward finding your purpose. 


I advocate extensively for the LGBTQ+ community and am an active advocate in both Salt Lake County and Utah County, not to mention wherever I go! I am affiliated with Encircle/Flourish and Authentic Awareness Inc., both non-profit corporations helping the LGBTQ+ community access and obtain resources. I follow WPATH standards and keep up to date on all information disseminated by the LGBT Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah. 

I believe strongly that self-love and self-respect are the solid basis for good mental and emotional health.

I work from a person-centered approach, believing that each client can be the expert in their own life. I am enthusiastic about helping clients explore what possibilities for what the future holds!


Education: M.S. University of Utah (Mental Health Counseling); B.A. Utah Valley University (Behavioral Science)

Licenses: Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Utah) #9475666-6009; Social Service Worker SSW (Utah) #9475666-3503


Contact: 
Troy Leishman may be contacted for bookings at: (385) 707-3753 or at [email protected] 
Troy works primarily out of the Sandy office location; scheduling by appointment only. 
*Se habla español*

Christine Madden (Sandy Office)


My greatest passion is to help bring healing to those who have experienced trauma or stressful events. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor which requires honest caring, without judgment, as I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment.


I draw from a variety of modalities, including: Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to meet the needs of each individual and situation.


I am committed to help my clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, grief, divorce, relationship issues, and empowering clients to live their true authentic self. I work with individuals and couples.


I have extensive experience working as a social worker (SSW), assisting individuals, families, adolescents, and children. I am an ally and active supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy working with people of all populations, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and religions.


I have extensive experience working as a social worker (SSW), assisting individuals, families, adolescents, and children. I am an ally and active supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community. I enjoy working with people of all populations, genders, orientations, ethnicities, and religions.


Education: M.S.W. Utah Valley University (Social Work) in progress; B.S.W. Utah Valley University (Social Work); CSW-i

Licenses: Social Services Worker SSW (Utah) 10504173-3503

*Christine Madden's direct supervisor is Kristin Adams, LCSW and supportive supervisor is Marissa Sherman, CMHC.*


Contact: 
Christine Madden may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 602-7218 or at christine[email protected] 
Christine works primarily out of the Sandy office location; scheduling by appointment only.

Jennifer MacArthur (PROVO Office)


I am excited to work with you and want you to feel comfortable in our sessions! I am very easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and enjoy working with all populations. I want you, as my client, to feel you can be open, honest, and accountable as we work together to figure out what stops you from having that inner peace that you desire. 

I have extensive experience working with youth, families, people with disabilities, and those who struggle with addictions.  I am passionate about dispelling the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and I am a huge advocate of suicide awareness and prevention. 

I am dedicated to helping my clients with depression, anxiety, the stress that comes with change, grief and loss, relationships, and many other issues. 

My modalities include Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Strength based, and Positive Psychology based; I use a client centered approach through motivational interviewing. I use these tools within the structure framework of being a strong support your ally as we build a relationship and together learn about who you are and what you need to live in the most comfortable and fulfilling way possible. 

Education: M.S.W. Utah Valley University (Social Work) in progress; B.A. Utah Valley University (Behavioral Science/Psychology)

*Jennifer MacArthur's direct supervisor is Kristin Adams, LCSW and supportive supervisor is Marissa Sherman, CMHC.*




Contact: 
Jennifer MacArthur may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 380-9632 or at jennifer[email protected] 
Jennifer works primarily out of the Provo office location; scheduling by appointment only. 

Lidcey Magdaleno (PROVO and SANDY Offices)


I work extensively with those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, grief/loss, and trauma. My passion is working with the LGBTQ+ community. I see therapy as a way to help people overcome barriers that keep them from experiencing a grounded, innately resilient life. I believe that the way we view ourselves, though influenced by our relationships, is vital to this secure lifestyle.


My treatment approach involves tailoring an individual's needs and goals with evidence-based treatments. I assist clients return to this healthy way of approaching the world through increasing compassion and acceptance for self and others, creatively finding new ways to do things, and having new experiences that show change is possible. It would be my privilege to walk with you on your journey.


I look forward to working with you!


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Trabajo extensamente con las personas que han sido impactadas por violencia doméstica, agresión sexual, duelo/pérdida, y trauma. Mi pasión es el trabajar con la comunidad LGBT+. Veo la terapia como una manera de ayudar a las personas a sobrepasar las barreras que las detienen de experimentar una vida para recuperarse de la adversidad de forma natural. Considero que la manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos, es vital para tener un estilo de vida seguro, aunque esté influenciado por las personas con las que nos relacionamos .


Mi enfoque de tratamiento incluye el adaptar las necesidades y metas de cada individuo usando tratamientos basados en la evidencia. Asisto a los clientes a regresar a esta manera saludable de enfrentar el mundo al incrementar la compasión y aceptación de uno mismo y de otros, al creativamente encontrar nuevas formas de hacer las cosas, y tener nuevas experiencias que demuestren que el cambio es posible. Será un privilegio caminar con usted en este viaje.


Será un placer poder trabajar con usted!


Education: MSW Utah Valley University (Social Work); CSW-i

*Lidcey Magdaleno's direct supervisor is Kristin Adams, LCSW and supportive supervisor is Marissa Sherman, CMHC.*


Contact: 
Lidcey Magdaleno may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 361-7627 or at lidcey[email protected] 
Lidcey works primarily out of the Provo office location; scheduling by appointment only. 
*Se habla español*

Tennessa Harmon (SANDY Office)


As an experiential therapist, I focus on awareness of the whole self, authenticity, and balance in life. While the past is critical to understanding the present, I encourage a here-and-now approach to healing the past.


When I look at an individual, it is easy to observe the many components that complete that person. Your uniqueness and value is enhanced, affirmed and validated as you come to accept the person you are. I like to compare it to a puzzle. All pieces are different, and necessary to complete the whole. When a piece is missing, the puzzle is incomplete. 


Through awareness, assimilation, and balance, I encourage you to reunite the parts of yourself that you have cut off or shut down, so the completed picture is whole, and unbroken. I believe firmly the whole person must be addressed, and that only then is true authenticity and full self-actualization possible.


As a gay woman, I am culturally sensitive, affirmative, and open to the uniqueness of the individuals I work with, be they of the LGBTQ+ population or otherwise. Having grown up in the LDS faith, I have personally navigated the LDS/LGBTQ+ dynamic and feel confident in my abilities to help you do the same in a way that works for you.


I have 5+ years of experience working with children and teens who struggle with the autism spectrum disorder addressing social and other behavioral issues. I am experienced with play therapy and applied behavioral analysis techniques.


Education: M.S. Argosy University (Mental Health Counseling); B.A. Oakland University.

Licenses: Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Utah) #10650491-6009


Contact: 
Tennessa Harmon may be contacted for bookings at: (801) 494-3403 or at [email protected] 
Tennessa works primarily out of the Sandy office location; scheduling by appointment only. 

Jay Snyder (SANDY Office)


Here's a quick glance at a few ideas behind what I do:


I see a person of what ever age with their inherent sense of dignity and work with their self-determination;  I aid in the healing, brainstorming or clarifying process if a person is willing to change;  if and when diagnoses are necessary for insurance or validation then that is all it is-not as an identifier of who the person is, the person is much more than that; I operate with the idea we are all learning!  Let's look where you want to go, not just where you don't.  I work to start noticing strengths, what is working and what is going well and how we can use this in different areas of life.  

Therapy is not about me.  During our meetings I take the role of the guide not as the expert.  The idea is you becoming more the expert of your life as you learn. I will, however, guide your process more or less at times, ask you important questions when needed, and challenge your thoughts and assumptions if they seem to work against you.  To offset the honesty, reflection and mindfulness my therapeutic style also include some humor and fun-although that is a relative term.

I work fulltime within schools, so I am well versed working with kids of all ages, from kindergarten to seniors.  I am also well versed working with the adults having challenges with kids of these ages.

Before moving into mental health I worked within fitness and wellness for over ten years.  I use this understanding in multiple ways including creating boundaries, prioritizing, need for play and self-care.  

I feel it is important you find someone you can feel very comfortable with. If you have questions feel free to give me a call.  I can return phone calls after 4:15pm M-F. 

Education: M.S.W. Brigham Young University (Social Work); B.S. Utah Valley University (Psychology)
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Utah) #8598695-3501

Contact:  
Jay Snyder may be contacted for bookings at: (435) 767-1373  or at [email protected]
Jay works out of the Sandy location on select days as well as out of the Provo location on select days; scheduling by appointment only.