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SOUTH POINT COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC Children - Individuals - Couples - Families - Substance Abuse - Weight Loss Roselene S. Dalanhese, LCSW & Associates
Therapy for Individuals and Families
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Roselene S. Dalanhese is the clinical director of South Point Counseling Services. She has a Bachelor in Psychology and a Master in Social Work from the University of Utah. She is currently working on her Doctor of Psychology. Among her areas of expertise are mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship problems, domestic violence, and PTSD. Roselene has specialization as a Substance Abuse Professional and as a NOJOS provider. She has been practicing therapy for 12 years.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Roselene has spoken at national conferences and to general audiences on the topics of anger management, depression, marital relationship, and cultural diversity.

Roselene is an interactive, solution-focused cognitive behavior therapist. Her therapeutic approach focuses on helping clients identify the source of their problems, challenge their dysfunctional beliefs and change them. This results in a total transformation of their way of experiencing life and their relationships. She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

MSW and BA in Psychology from the University of Utah
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Mind-Body Bridging Certification

Domestic Violence Certified

Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Speaks Spanish & Portuguese 


Kristina Talbert is a clinical psychologist whose primary focus is psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She has worked with a diverse set of populations including children, adolescents, and adults experiencing problems related to autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, such as in-utero exposure to alcohol or drugs, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, and personality disorders.

Kristina’s education and professional development have taken her on a journey from the University of Texas at Austin to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before landing in Salt Lake City. An avid hiker, she quickly fell in the love with the city’s mountain setting. Since 2012, she has completed a one-year internship with Valley Behavioral Health, a one-year residency at the Neuro Assessment and Development Center, and over 3 years as the director of assessment at Summit Community Counseling.

In March 2018, Kristina joined South Point Counseling. As director of the new psychological testing center, she performs a wide range of assessment services including psychological evaluations, neuropsychological assessments, and forensic services. To further her professional development and to keep her clinical skills sharp, Kristina also provides therapy services and enjoys working with adolescents and adults. In therapy, she focuses on using interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral interventions.

Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin  

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (APA accredited program)

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Utah


Carol Flaspoehler graduated from Brigham Young University with a double master’s in social work and marriage and family therapy.

Carol is a licensed clinical social worker, and has spent over 20 years working with individuals, couples and families who were in acute crisis and emotional pain. She’s had extensive experience working with at-risk youth and their parents in both private practice and residential treatment facilities.

Carol recognizes that life can indeed be challenging, but believes that we are all capable of finding the strength and courage to meet life's challenges; and in the process, develop inner strength and a stronger, more positive sense of self.

Carol’s specialty areas include: PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addictions and recovery, personality disorders, couple and family therapy. Her therapeutic focus is an integrated approach in which she utilizes a wide range of therapeutic modalities including: DBT, CBT, EMDR, REBT, gestalt techniques, motivational interviewing, schema therapy and family systems therapy.

MSW and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
William (Bill) R. Kastner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children and adolescents, as well as adults and families for over ten years in the public and private sector.

Bill comes to our team with a passion to help people help themselves by finding effective and healthy ways to meet life’s challenges. His commitment is to help you to overcome ineffective or unhealthy habits you have developed in attempts to cope with the distresses of life. With extensive experience working with the Division of Child and Family Services, Bill brings to our team a range of experiences related to child safety and protection issues as well as family services and therapy interventions. Currently, Bill works with the local Veteran population in Salt Lake City as a psychotherapist providing outpatient counseling to this distinct population.

Here, he specializes in working with individuals in the areas of mood and personality disorders, depression, panic and anxiety, grief and loss, as well as providing family intervention and couple’s therapy.
 
Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in Psychology

Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah

 
Masters of Divinity in academic study of theology
 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Chelsea Armstrong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology at Brigham Young University and her Master's in Social Work at The University of Utah. Chelsea has been practicing therapy since 2006 and works with a wide variety of clients.

It is Chelsea's belief that clients can not only heal from emotional problems, but can become stronger and more insightful about what brings them happiness in life. Chelsea believes that healing and recovery is a collaborative process and works together with clients to help them identify and reach their goals. Over the years, Chelsea has treated mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral problems, and more.

Chelsea specializes in working in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model, a therapy approach geared towards helping clients with emotion dysregulation and/or self-harming and suicidal behaviors. This model teaches mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal skills. Chelsea has facilitated DBT groups for both adolescents and adults. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Motivational Interviewing model, which is aimed at helping change unwanted behaviors.

Chelsea is passionate about her work but also enjoys listening to good music, playing the guitar, reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her family.

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us." David Richo

BS in Social Work from Brigham Young University, with a minor in psychology

Masters of Social Work from University of Utah

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Allison Duersch has over six years’ experience working in the Marriage and Family Therapy field. Allison received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Brigham Young University and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.

Allison has had training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing but prefers an eclectic client centered form of therapy that works well with many of her clients unique situations. Allison helps her clients recognize the thoughts and feelings behind their behaviors and by doing this helps the clients understand themselves and what will motivate them to become their best selves. Allison has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, self-image issues, individual, marriage, and family counseling.   

Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and eight children, particularly in the outdoors, boating, skiing, tennis, jogging, and hiking. She and her husband enjoy doing projects, like remodeling their home, together.   

BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University 

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University 

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT)  


Julian Dalanhese is a two-time Dean’s List graduate.  He possesses a Bachelor degree from Utah Valley University in Psychology and a Master degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California, a top 10 social work program in the country. 

Julian utilizes evidence based practices to treat adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health issues. Among his areas of expertise are: addictions (e.g., illicit drugs, alcohol, sex, food, and gambling), anger management, anxiety, and identity loss. 

Julian is a trilingual clinician who speaks Portuguese and Spanish. He is a very acculturated therapist that brings a combination of experience allowing him to engage well with clients and establish strong therapeutic relationships necessary to assist one’s personal journey towards change. 

Julian’s clinical experience has focused on substance abuse with adolescents and adults exposed to a variety of mental health issues. He also has experience in inpatient facilities with juveniles who were gang affiliated. 

Julian worked as a child endangerment specialist and conducted in-home investigations for Child Protective Services in the State of Utah. While attending graduate school, Julian was a counselor for the U.S. Department of Parole and a group facilitator for clients participating in the California State Probation Re-entry Program.

Julian entered the mental health field after having a successful athletic career as a football player and coach. It was after coaching, that Julian realized his passion for inspiring and influencing people would require more tools to significantly change lives; this fueled his educational and professional pursuits to become a mental health therapist.

BS in Psychology from Utah Valley University

Masters of Social Work from The University of Southern California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Speaks Portuguese


Julie Holbrook is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is trained in systems theory. She received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family & Human Development and her Masters degrees in Marriage & Family Therapy from Argosy University. She is specially trained to work with couples, families, and individuals dealing with a variety of issues.

Julie works from several approaches customized to the clients' unique situations, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, ACT, attachement theory, and CBT. She firmly believes that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most valuable factors in the efficacy of therapy, right alongside the client's commitment and desire to incite change. She strives to help clients create balance in their personal lives and their interpersonal relationships. She considers it a privilege to be invited into her clients' "sacred space" and to walk them through the more difficult stages and challenges of life.

Julie is a happy wife and mother to three children. Outside of work she enjoys working out, jamming on the guitar, eating dark chocolate, reading, exploring Utah and Italy, and spending time with loved ones.

BS in Marriage, Family & Human Development from Brigham Young University

Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Argosy University

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


Eric Urquidi is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 8 years experience working in various mental health settings. He completed both his Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Psychology, and his Masters of Science in Professional Counseling at Westminster College. Eric brings empathy, compassion, and understanding to each therapy visit, where he uses a warm and caring approach that focuses on individual strengths and abilities.

Having specialized in treating children and adolescents with attentional, behavioral, and social issues, Eric has been able to cultivate a fun and open atmosphere when helping his younger clients. He uses story-telling, sand-tray techniques, and expressive art therapy to help the child client cope with powerful emotions, and difficult family situations. Eric has also been trained in a variety of empirically supported techniques, including: Emotion-Focused Therapy, DBT, Axlinian Play Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, and Eriksonian Hypnosis.

In his spare time, Eric can be found playing violin, classical guitar, or the piano; and loves to travel. He is also an avid reader, and tends to obsess over dark chocolate.

Bachelor of Science Clinical Psychology

Master’s of Science Professional Counseling

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)

National Board Certified Counselor (NCC)


Stephanie Caya is a bilingual Certified Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah with a Forensic Concentration and a Bachelor's Degree in both Psychology and Sociology with a Certificate in Criminology from the University of Utah. She began her social work journey at the Salt Lake County Jail's Mental Health Unit and transitioned to the Rape Recovery's Hospital Response Team during graduate school.

Stephanie has experience working with the forensic population, victims of trauma/crime, anxiety, depression, self-esteem difficulties and children or teenagers with a history of abuse. Stephanie enjoys working with a wide variety of clients and believes in providing a safe space for healing, understanding and self-development. She believes in empowerment and is committed to work alongside each of her clients, encouraging them along the way, as they build on their strengths and achieve their personal emotional wellness. She strives to provide a genuinely warm and respectful setting for each client she has the privilege of working with. 

Stephanie appreciates that each client is unique with different backgrounds, personalities, sexuality, belief systems, etc. Therefore, she uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and collaborates with her client to create an individualized plan to best suit their individual needs and goals. She primarily utilizes Motivational Interviewing which is goal-oriented, client centered and also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which focuses on changing patterns of thinking or behavior that are negatively impacting an individual's life. When working with children, Stephanie implements play and art therapy encouraging children to identify and express their thoughts and feelings in healthy ways and decrease trauma symptoms. 

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, trying new things, meeting new people, watching movies, being active and spending time with family and friends. 

BS in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Utah

Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Speaks Spanish


Cindy Wallace is a Clinical Social Worker. She has a master's degree in social work from the University of Utah. She sees a range of clients, children, adolescents, adults, and families.  She's very passionate about working with trauma issues and feels it's the root cause of many problems her clients face, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, porn addition, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Trauma and mental health issues often disrupt our lives and can cause us to feel hopeless and powerless to help ourselves. Cindy combines several modalities and experiential therapy, including trauma-focused CBT, DBT, trauma narrative, therapeutic art, and mindfulness.  She believes everyone has the capacity to heal and lead a joyous life.  From her own experience as a survivor, Cindy knows recovering from trauma is a journey but it's possible to find peace and happiness with ourselves.

In her spare time, Cindy is a writer. As a freelance journalist, she's had over 50 articles published, and her short stories have been published in literary magazines. She writes novels about contemporary issues like PTSD, addiction, and abuse. Often, she can be found in her favorite place, sunshine. Her writing will soon be found on the website's blog. She enjoys reading, cultural arts, and spending time with her family.

BS in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis from Utah Valley University

Masters of Social Work from University of Utah 

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Kirstine Keel believes that life is full of challenges – unique to each individual, struggles may become experiences that help us learn to love and be loved more abundantly. With a safe, supportive and trusting environment she offers her knowledge, training, skills and personal experiences in walking with her clients on their journey to an increased sense of freedom. Kirstine received her bachelor degree from Fresno Pacific University in Management and Organizational Development and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.

Kirstine desires to walk her clients through their journey to a more vital and meaningful life that they want to create. Working through loss and grief, trauma, depression and anxiety with individuals, couples and families that are suffering from addiction, and other harmful experiences is the focus of her work. These kinds of struggles are explored, healed and replaced with a greater capacity to love and be loved. In addition, she is certified in domestic violence and has completed Gottman Level I and II trainings. Primarily an ACT therapist she has had training in trauma, and has had experience using DBT, CBT, and EFT kinds of therapy.

Work is her passion; however, Kirstine also really enjoys writing, nature, movies, music especially, singing and creating art through oil, pastel and watercolor mediums – kirstinekeel.com. Formerly a teacher, writing and illustrating a children’s book, Marley the Motmot in The Land of Trees was checked off her bucket list.

BA in Management and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University

Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)


Kimberly Newman is a Certified Clinical Social Worker. She is a Magna Cum Laude undergrad, with a Bachelor degree in psychology and a minor in writing and rhetoric studies, from the University of Utah where she went on to earn her Master of Social Work, with a mental health concentration and graduate certificate in women’s health.

Kim is committed to providing compassionate, empathetic, and competent care in order to facilitate her clients’ growth and healing. She values each client’s unique cultural, spiritual, personal, and interpersonal experiences. She embraces a holistic approach, taking the client’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health into consideration in order to empower them as they work to obtain the level of wellbeing they are seeking. Kim’s use of strengths-based therapy assists her clients in identifying, recognizing, developing, and utilizing their internal resourcefulness and resilience to discover effective solutions to their struggles with an emphasis on customizing care toward each client’s unique needs.

Much of Kim’s clinical work has focused on supporting survivors of trauma on their path toward healing, particularly those with a history of sexual/complex trauma and child abuse. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as couples and families with a variety of experiences and needs. In addition to working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and grief, she has experience working with individuals and couples in the areas of intimacy, sex and sexuality, and out of control sexual behavior. Depending on the client’s goals and needs, Kim employs a number of different therapeutic approaches, most commonly Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), person-centered therapy, mindfulness, Herman’s tri-phasic model of recovery, and the Gottman method of couples therapy.

When not helping others through her work, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and three adult children. When she finds the time, she likes writing, traveling, genealogy, gardening, learning new and interesting things, and exploring nature.

BS in Psychology from the University of Utah

Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Priscilla Cancado is a Clinical Social Worker. She received both her Master’s Degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University.

Priscilla has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, PTSD, and behavioral problems. She tailors treatment to meet each individual’s needs and treatment goals. Priscilla believes that therapy is a collaborative process and works together with clients to help them reach their goals. She strives to create a warm and respectful environment for each client. Priscilla utilizes different evidence-based modalities in her practice such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, mindfulness, person-centered, play therapy and other experiential methods. Priscilla is passionate about her work and considers it a privilege to help individuals build on their strengths and achieve their goals. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, be outdoors, play tennis, travel, and bake.

BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University

Master of Social Work from Brigham Young University

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)

Speaks Portuguese


Ally Webb, graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BS in Sociology and has graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Social Work.

Most of Ally's experience lies in working at schools and in more specialized programs such as Carmen B. Pingree school and in UNI's adolescent behavioral units. In these settings are where she taught social skills, behavioral management strategies and utilized play therapy.

 Her experience in schools began in 2012 when she went out of the country to teach English in China. After that she worked in after school programs for 3 years and moved to Utah to begin her graduate degree. Ally worked as a school counselor for kids aged 7-14 seeing them individually and in group settings. After a year she then came to South Point to work with individuals and created a social skills group for kids. During those two periods Ally was also working at UNI in their long term teen unit, preparing lessons, counseling patients and interacting with parents whenever they had concerns.

Ally's specialties are Anxiety and Depression in all age groups, Self-harm, relationships and behavioral management/ social skills in children ages 5 and older. Her passion for Social Work came in her senior year of high school and since then has worked hard to make that passion her career. Ally is honored to be a part of her client's success in therapy and makes it a point to empower others to see their full potential.

In her free time, Ally likes to bake and cook for friends and family, go out to see movies and have game nights with friends. She enjoys trying new restaurants and going to art museums whenever she can. Sometimes she is found playing video games with friends or watching Marvel movies at midnight.

BS in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton

Master of Social Work from University of Utah

Certified Social Worker (CSW)


Emily Rose is a Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s degree from Louisiana State University.

Emily specializes in EMDR, having gained competencies through her training with Francine Shapiro’s EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. She has also trained with the Children’s Justice Center and Primary Children’s Hospital in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has certified in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). Emily’s client focus is adults and adolescents experiencing trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ -specific needs, self-esteem, and anger management.

Outside of the therapeutic setting she was a professional ballet dancer and also employed as the Artistic Director for a ballet company in the Bay Area. Pan-professional exposures have provided her with distinctive experiences among diverse populations which inform her that, regardless of time or place, desired peace comes from healthy reprocessing of the past, coupled with mindful construction of the present. She values a collaborative approach supporting her clients’ abilities to realize goals within their own value systems.

Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University, summa cum laude

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Karen Pendleton has been a part of the Utah Deaf community since birth, and has been an ASL Interpreter by profession for ten years. She holds certifications at both the state (Utah Professional) and National (NIC) levels, but found that by nature of the profession, her interaction and work with the Deaf community was restricted. The desire to do more led Karen back to Utah Valley University to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work. Karen is passionate about collaborating with the Deaf Community to increase available services "in their native language." Karen currently specializes in trauma, attachment disruptions, sexual offending behavior, financial upset impacts on mental health, eating disorders, sexual abuse, identity and gender identity crises, family systems, Child of Deaf Adult familial disruptions, and navigating deaf child of hearing parent circumstances. Karen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Utah Valley University and graduated with a minor in Deaf Studies in 2009, she graduated with a Master's degree in Social Work from UVU in April 2019. When she isn't studying therapeutic modalities, Karen enjoys building furniture and carpentry work, gardening, home improvement projects, and running her dogs.

B.A. Psychology, Utah Valley University

Master's Degree in Social Work, Utah Valley University

TF-CBT
EMDR
Member of the Association for Play Therapy

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Kari Morrison has completed her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Master's student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University. She uses a variety of tools and methodologies to fit each client's needs including: Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and EMDR. 

Kari uses a holistic approach to therapy. This means she looks at the person as a whole; including one's background, family dynamics, personality, interests, experiences, relationships, spiritual connection, work/career, and existential issues that may be holding them back from living a life in harmony. She believes each person has the potential to find life balance, meaning, and happiness. 

Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She loves learning about neurobiology, psychobiology, and mind-body-spirit connections. Kari practices yoga, meditation, mindful living, and can't pass up a good piece of chocolate.

BS Clinical Psychology
Member of the American Counseling Association


Kip Griffith,  is a clinical therapist.  He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Utah State University and has worked in a variety of treatment settings including mental health and addiction recovery.  Kip enjoys assisting others to find greater meaning and purpose in everyday activities while exploring their own hidden depths.   His own life experience reinforced his view of the capacity for change as he’s worked with people from all walks of life.   He has served as a clinical case manager with the St. Mary’s Center for Recovery residential treatment program, as an addiction therapist with the Turning Point Centers, and as a family therapist with the James Mason Centers for Recovery. Kip has also facilitated countless therapy groups where he has utilized experiential techniques to teach new and powerful life lessons with a lasting impact.

Kip joined the team at South Point Counseling Services in 2018.    He has a special capacity in working with those who’ve experienced trauma, depression, and/or anxiety as some of his own family members have dealt with these conditions.    Kip believes it is possible to overcome issues of trauma and other relationship difficulties through a strengths-based approach.  He utilizes principles of person-centered therapy in each session and also employs elements of Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in working with clients. 

Kip encourages each of his clients to appreciate their unique resilience and strength by becoming the hero of their own stories.  He loves learning about other cultures and languages and is an avid fan of exploring the night sky.   He also likes spending time with his wife and children and traveling to new places.

Master’s Degree in Social Work from Utah State University

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)


Erin Anguino, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from California Lutheran University and her Master's degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.  After practicing in California since 2011, Erin moved back to Utah where she can continue to expand her expertise and offer support to individuals and families.  With a warm and welcoming personality, she encourages self reflection, expression, and growth in her clients.  She is skilled in working with children, adolescents, and young adults and has training in trauma and play therapy.  Her areas of specialization include navigating life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, identity development, and trauma healing.  It is important to her to create a comfortable environment for clients to build self awareness and achieve their goals. 

In addition to being a therapist, Erin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.   Her experience gives her an enhanced understanding of the connection between mind and body that is often integrated into her therapeutic approach.  She remains attuned with those struggling with body image, health issues, perfectionism, and low self-esteem.

Erin enjoys an active lifestyle and loves being outdoors, hiking, running, cooking, and spending time with her husband and son.  She strives to be a positive role model while inspiring others to reach their potential. 

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 

Bachelor Degree in Psychology, California Lutheran University

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


Dr. Tracie L. Hoffman, is an LCSW who earned her master’s degree (MSW) from Brigham Young University and her PhD in Clinical Social Work from The University of Southern California.

Tracie has extensive practice history in outpatient, inpatient, in-home, and residential behavioral health settings.  She also has taught across the spectrum of social work education in academic and clinical field positions.  In these capacities.   Tracie has taught at The University of Utah; The University of Southern California; The University of California Los Angeles; California State University, Northridge; and Argosy University.

Dr. Hoffman delights in working with children, teens, and adults.  She is skilled at individual, couples, family and group therapies.  She is trained in Psychodynamic Therapy, Relationship Counseling, Positive Psychology, CBT, DBT, Psychodramatic Interventions, Sand Tray and Play Therapies, as well as in Trauma and Substance Abuse Treatment.  Tracie is experienced in treating anxiety disorders PTSD/; mood disorders/ depression; OCD/perfectionism; thought disorders; and life adjustment issues. Tracie is passionate about self-compassion and self-love.  She believes in helping people to achieve increased levels of joy in their life pursuits, in their relationships, as well as in their minds and hearts.

In her personal life, Tracie is well known for her love of dogs.  She has a Golden Labrador Retriever named “Gus” and a Black Plott Hound named “Marley”. Tracie also loves being in her old farm house (named “Shady Grove”), reading, cooking, and being with family.  Tracie, as you may be able to tell from this description, is a bit of a homebody!

Master’s Degree In Social Work (MSW) , Brigham Young University

PhD, Clinical Social Work, University of Southern California

LCSW, Utah and California Licenses


Kyle Peterson, is a clinical therapist. He has always been passionate about helping people. The opportunity he had serving a full-time volunteer mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Maceio, Brazil, allowed him to develop his passion into a career.  He began working with autism and other developmentally challenged children ages 4-24 using Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA therapy and then moved into advocating for mental health/addiction recovery.  From there he was able to continue his passion for helping people as a therapist at a residential treatment center. He focused on family, individual and group therapy. He is well educated in 12 steps, Refuge Recovery, Empowerment Theory, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and more. 

Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he participates in local triathlons and activities such as snowboarding, paintball and riding his longboard. 

Bachelor's in Psychology from Brigham Young University

Master's in Social Work from  Arizona State University


Dr. Susi Dalanhese, is a board certified doctor of nursing practice with expertise in critical care, and post-acute care including depression and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Dalanhese earned her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.  A family nurse practitioner and doctor of nursing practice from the University of Utah School of Nursing. She holds a national board certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner.  She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Dalanhese has extensive experience in pain management with a minimum use of opiates. She also manages patients with depression and anxiety to help improve quality of life.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Brigham Young University

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Utah

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Utah

Board Certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center

Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

DEA Certified

Tamara Wright is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has worked in the mental health field since 1991 when she began as a psychiatric technician at the Wyoming State Hospital. Tamara has also worked as a case manager for Valley Behavioral Health in various settings. These past experiences inspired Tamara to become more educated in the mental health field and become a therapist.

Tamara received a BS in psychology and anthropology (cultural anthropology with a strong background in anthropology of religion) from the University of Utah in 2012 and an MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2016.

Tamara has experience as a therapist working in the mental health field as well as substance abuse field and worked at Project Reality as an intern and at Odyssey House and Cornerstone Counseling as a primary therapist in residential and outpatient settings. Tamara is also certified to work with domestic violence perpetrators as well as victims. Tamara uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as solution-oriented approaches in her therapy. Tamara also utilizes art, existential and narrative therapies. Due to her anthropology background, Tamara enjoys working with individuals from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and is culturally sensitive and informed in her practice. She also has experience working with the LGBTQ community and is a member of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah. Tamara has experience working with adults and teens in individual, family and couples therapy.

In her spare time, Tamara spends time with her adult children, significant other and cats watching scary movies, cooking, gardening and collecting antiques.

Bachelor of Science Psychology/Anthropology from the University of Utah

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)

Member of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Guild of Utah

Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association

Member of the Jung Society of Utah

 

Brandie Paterakis, is a clinical therapist. She graduated the from the University of Utah with a Master in Social Work and is currently working on her Gottman Level 1 Certification.

She started her career at Turnabout Stillwater Academy, where she found a love for working with troubled teens. She then transitioned to LDS Family services where she worked with adults, couples, families, teens, missionaries, and bishops.

Brandie comes to our facility with excitement and passion, as she prides herself in providing a genuinely warm and empathetic experience. She enjoys working with all cultural backgrounds, as well as different religions. She strives to tailor each treatment based on the client’s needs to find their own individual goals for healing. Some areas she enjoys working with include, troubled teens, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral therapy, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy. Brandie has a true love for life, and it became apparent in her therapy sessions as she creates a fun energetic healing environment.

Brandie enjoys spending time with her husband of 21 years, and her four dramatic teenage daughters. They enjoy being fun and crazy, while always looking for projects and activities to do together as a family. Outside of work Brandie enjoys speaking to large groups, theater, singing, decorating, reading, experiencing strange foods and exploring the world.

BS in Social Work from the University of Utah

Master's of Social Work from the University of Utah

 

Mandy Langton, graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Clinical Social Worker and has spent her career working with addiction and mood disorders. Mandy uses a holistic approach, exploring all areas of a person's situation to discover what a truly meaningful life looks like for that person. She enjoys a values-approach to therapy and believes that insight to self helps us accept ourselves where we can and challenge where we can't. She also enjoys bringing art and creative solutions into the therapeutic process. 

 

Mandy has lived most of her life in Alaska. She likes to travel and has spent time in China and Africa, as well as most of North America. She likes to make memories with her husband and three sons. 

 

BS in Psychology from University of Utah

Master’s in Social Work from University of Utah

Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor, CSUDC

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)

 

Alicia Fisher is a Clinical Social Worker. She received both her Master’s Degree and Bachelors’ degree in Social Work with an emphasis in forensics from The University of Utah. Alicia was also one of the first individuals at the University of Utah to receive a certificate in Social Justice Advocacy.

Alicia has experience working with adolescents, and adults with a variation of issues such as addiction, spiritual concerns, relationship problems, trauma, gender identity, self-worth, social justice and self-harm difficulties. She modifies treatment to meet each individual’s needs and treatment goals. Alicia believes that therapy is a profound personal process that can help clients find their own answers. She strives to create a kind and safe/brave environment for each client. Alicia is also in long term recovery with nine plus years of sobriety. Alicia uses different evidence-based modalities in her practice such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12 step work, mindfulness, person-centered, and other experiential methods. Alicia is deeply fervent about her work and considers it an honor to help individuals find their own truths and develop deep rooted self-love.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her children, animals, nature and continuously works on herself in order to be the best woman she can be.

Substance Use Disorder Counselor from the University of Utah

Social Justice Advocacy Certificate from the University of Utah

BS in Social Work from the University of Utah

Master of Social Work from the University of Utah

Clinical Social Worker (CSW)

 

Sarah Christman is a Certified Psychology Resident whose clinical focus includes psychological and neuropsychological assessment as well as individual and couples counseling. Since beginning her training in 2010, she has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings including community mental health agencies, university counseling centers, primary care, and private practice. Sarah’s professional interests for therapy include identity integration, interpersonal issues, relationship trauma, existential concerns, and treating depression and anxiety. Sarah also specializes in cognitive coaching for ADHD. 
Sarah values working collaboratively with clients to address their presenting concerns. She strives to offer an open and accepting environment for self-exploration. She approaches her clinical work using an interpersonal orientation, utilizing the therapeutic relationship to gently challenge clients, offer new perspectives, and facilitate desired change. Additionally, she integrates cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness, and self-compassion to help clients deepen their awareness of self and develop new coping skills. When working with couples, Sarah primarily uses Gottman Method Therapy. Sarah is passionate about issues of social justice and aims to provide culturally sensitive counseling and assessment to clients from all backgrounds. 
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time outside hiking, camping, and snowboarding. Most of all, she values spending quality time with the special people and pets in her life. 
 
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin 

M.A. in Counselor Education, University of Texas at Austin 

B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio  

 

Julie King earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and her Masters degree from Walla Walla University in Missoula Montana.

Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and has been working in the mental health field since 2006. Julie enjoys working with children of all ages, teens, and families. Julie takes on a very non-judgmental, compassionate approach to therapy sessions and loves to empower the people that she works with.

Julie has worked with anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavior issues, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, trauma, and more. Julie believes that people should not be defined by their diagnosis, and works hard to help people see their individual worth.

Julie uses several approaches such as traditional talk therapy, CBT, DBT, EFT, family systems, TBRI, play therapy, and specializes in Brainspotting. Brainspotting or BSP is a form of psychotherapy that uses the field of vision to access traumatic memories and its purpose is to help people get “unstuck.” Brainspotting can be used with all forms of trauma, anxiety, ADHD, anger issues, phobias, chronic fatigue and chronic pain, impulse control issues, eating disorders, depression, and can also be used for sports performance issues.

In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, watching movies, listening to music, reading, and having a good time.

BS in Social Work from Brigham Young University in Idaho

Masters of Social Work from Walla Walla University in Missoula Montana

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

 

Katey McKell completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Utah in 2011 and is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a Psych/Mental Health specialty. She has worked at the University of Utah’s Neuropsychiatric Institute for the last six years, mainly with adolescents. 

Katey believes in a holistic and client-centered approach to therapy, taking into account the client’s whole experience. She believes that each client has the ability to find balance in their life. She takes a non-judgmental and empathetic approach. 

In her free time, Katey enjoyed spending time with friends and family, hiking with her dog and traveling as much as possible.  

 

 

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing form the University of Utah

 

Glade Woolstenhulme is a Certified Social Worker and psychotherapist with four years of experience working in various Dual-Diagnose mental health and substance abuse settings, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). He completed his Bachelor of Art in Social Work (graduating Suma Kum Lada) and received Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year at Metropolitan University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Glade completed his Master of Social Work at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Glade specialized in a Multicultural Clinical Practice Concentration (MCCP) and has a deep awareness of his social and cultural identities, with the ability to use multiple lenses when working with diverse populations. He utilizes person-in-environment as an organizing perspective, his multi-cultural social work practice addresses the biopsychosocial and spiritual functioning of individuals, couples, families, and groups. Glade has developed competency in using relationship-based, culturally informed, and theoretically grounded interventions with persons facing challenges, disabilities, or impairments, including emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders. He continues to practice his lifelong dedication of serving and providing healing and compassion to the LGBTQA+ communities, specializing in gender identification and support of non-binary persons. Glade provides empathy and therapeutic healing for people living with HIV/AIDS. He uses his unique qualifications to assist long term survivors of HIV/AIDS on their road to feeling value and worth, while honoring friends and family they have lost.   

Glade works from a person-centered, trauma informed perspective, and believes there is a strong link between trauma and coping behaviors that may make a person’s life more complicated. He utilizes mindfulness, being present in life, and acting with intention as a way to connect with people through supportive relationships. He believes that this may help identify supportive people that have your best interest at heart, who deserve to hear your story and stand in their truth to love and support one another. Glade is trained in shame resilience and uses Brene Brown’s work to help people better understand courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy; to work toward having an authentic, wholehearted life worth living. Glade is trained and utilizes therapeutic approaches such as, family systems theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Inner Child Work, and Motivational Interviewing. His practice highlights a strong emphasis about personal belief systems and how they contribute to thoughts and feelings that result in behaviors in your current life. His work in identifying feelings and emotions continues to be a cornerstone in programing he has developed for dual-diagnoses treatment facilities. This work magnifies the idea that learning up to 30 feelings/emotions may help you understand yourself, while being able to explain and meet your needs with others.

Glade validates each person he works with in a way that allows for expression of one’s self, while honoring the diversity that makes each person’s story their own and worth living for. He is a life long learner and enjoys spending his free time in Colombia with his husband and their “Queen” dog-daughter Nadine. Family time and enjoying his motorcycle completes his balanced life worth living.

Master of Social Work, Augsburg University

Bachelor of Social Work, Metropolitan State University

Certified Social Worker, Utah and Minnesota

 

David Purbaugh has completed a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Utah as well as a BS in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in psychology from Utah Valley University. David is currently working on a Master of Social Work at the University of Utah with a focus on mental health. His ultimate goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). David has had the opportunity to work with individuals with mental health concerns in multiple arenas. He has worked for the State of Utah in Juvenile Justice Services as well as has worked in an adult inpatient behavioral health unit for five years.

David's approach to therapy comes from a strength-based perspective. David utilizes therapeutic practices such as Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help empower clients to reach their goals. He believes that individuals are resilient, resourceful, and are capable of changing their lives for the better.

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife and his little Parti Yorkie named Max. He also enjoys sleeping, watching videos on YouTube, and being a video editor for his wife's makeup tutorials. Ultimately, David is excited to be a part of the South Point Counseling family and is excited for what the future holds.

Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Utah

BS in Behavioral Science; emphasis in Psychology from Utah Valley University

 

Carina Wolf completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. While there, she became a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Utah Valley University. Her greatest joy is to spend time with her family. She believes families are the foundation for a stronger community. She has a great passion for therapy and especially couples’ therapy because she believes many conflicts arise from poor communication. She has great interest in an interracial relationship since different cultural backgrounds can bring greater opportunities for miscommunication and misunderstandings. Carina’s goal is to provide clients with the tools they can use to be successful in their marriages, families, and overall lives because she believes when people know better, they do better.

Since each client is unique, Carina likes to use a client centered approach to meet each client’s needs, including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interview. Carina has experience with postpartum depression, anxiety, depression and general life stressors.  

In her free time Carina loves to spend time with her family, travel to different places, read, bake and cook.

 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Trained

Level 1 Gottman Certified

TF-CBT Trained

Bachelor in Psychology from Brigham Young University

Speaks Portuguese

 

Mikenna Glenn completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah Valley University and is currently studying to receive her Master’s in Social Work from Utah Valley University.

She has always been passionate about helping others and believes in utilizing a strength-based approach to therapy. This means that she helps clients identify their strengths and how to use them to improve their overall well-being and quality of life. She also utilizes cognitive therapy and play therapy.

Mikenna loves working with children and adults and finds great joy in being able to watch them progress throughout the therapeutic process.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, skiing, watching movies, and being at Disneyland.

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah Valley University

 

 


Karla Soto is our office manager.  After spending more than a decade managing a private medical clinic, Karla knows what truly drives superior client services and outcomes.  It's how well the practice connects with the people you're trying to help.  Therefore, Karla is committed to managing a practice that connects with our clients by ensuring each person we serve has an exceptional experience. 

Karla is responsible for making sure that the administrative aspects of the office runs smoothly and that our clinicians and staff are provided with the administrative resources and support to achieve their jobs.

Outside of work, Karla achieves balance in her life by spending time with her family and delights in traveling, kickboxing and hiking.  

 

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Ana Dalanhese started working at South Point in 2017 as a receptionist and quickly made her way to office manager and is now our public relations and outreach coordinator. Having worked in different positions helped to gain extensive knowledge in every aspect of the business. 

Ana is responsible for anything related to the clinic's image and marketing efforts. She also helps in other departments whenever needed. 

She is married to Julian and they have a cute baby boy who is about to turn one. She works part-time from home as her most priority in life is being a mother and wife.

 

 

Shannon Dimond is the assistant office manager. She has spent the last ten years in the customer service field. She has a friendly smile and loves to help people.

In her spare time Shannon loves to spend time with her family, read, go to movies, and do hand embroidery.

 

 

 

 

 

Mili Leibovich, is an administrative assistant.  She is currently a senior at the University of Utah working towards her Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

She hopes to work her way up to graduate school and eventually attain CMHC licensure. She is bilingual, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and loves to frequently visit. Traveling is her passion and she hopes to one day be able to visit every continent.

She also loves to hike, exercise, and spend time with friends and family.

 

Haley Mortensen, is a billing specialist.

She enjoys working at South Point Counseling Services.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Cannon is a billing specialist. She studied consumer relations at the University of Utah.

She spent 8 years working for the Jordan School District as an assessment administrator and as a substitute teacher.

Several years ago, she switched to the dental world, where she discovered she loves working with insurance companies.

She loves working at South Point Counseling. Enjoys the people she works with. 

Kim loves nature and spending time with her 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren.     

 

 

Wendy Diebold is an administrative assistant and loves working at South Point.

She hopes to pursue her career in Marriage and Family Therapy with a master’s in clinical social work.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and watching movies.