Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Executive Director, Owner
*Currently accepting only neurofeedback and ART clients
I received my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. In 2007, my husband, Don, and I started Sutton Counseling Services.
Over the past many years I have enjoyed working with DCFS, DWS, and private clients. I especially like helping relieve the effects of trauma that so many people suffer from. I am certified in the trauma interventions of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find them both to be very effective in relieving the core cause of trauma symptoms. I also have extensive training with neurofeedback. Occasionally I work with the Lone Survivor Foundation providing trauma treatment for military veterans with combat trauma at weekend retreats.
My biggest reward as a Mental Health Counselor is seeing positive changes in my client's lives and relationships.
PhD Certified School Psychologist, Clinical Director
I am a Licensed School Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, TBRI Practitioner and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My educational background is Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation, and my Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with a Clinical and School Psychology emphasis. I have also obtained my Level 2 Special Education Teaching License with a Mild Moderate Endorsement.
I am trained in in the following treatment modalities; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy, (ART), Trust Based Relationship Intervention Practitioner (TBRI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Social Skills Training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Theraplay.
As a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), International Association of Trauma Professionals, National Education Association, and Utah Education Association. These association work to promote and further my knowledge in the given area enabling me to further my skills that I have available to my clients.
I have spent many years in the field of education as a teacher and school psychologist by providing charter schools throughout Utah supports to children, teachers, and families with a wide variety of educational and behavioral needs.
I have a vast array of knowledge in working with children and adults with trauma, disabilities, and a wide variety of mental health needs. I am very knowledgeable and fluent in assessments and diagnosis of autism, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, attachment, mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders.
As an expert witness I have provided testimony in court proceedings regarding trauma and its impact on children and families.
I am forensically trained in interviewing children and in the early years of my career I was a social worker providing case management services to families with a wide variety of needs.
I am a founding board member and assisted in starting the non-profit Police Wives of Utah. Which provides support to law enforcement families across the state of Utah.
My experience has enabled me to provide training's to allied agencies on trauma, attachment, sensory processing disorders, mindfulness, behavioral concerns in children, and parenting techniques. I bring extensive skills to Sutton Counseling Services and I have wonderful working relationships with a wide variety of community partners and other mental health agencies.
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
I started my education with University of Phoenix where I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology. I then continued my education with Walden University to obtain a master’s in Mental Health.
Currently I work as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have extensive experience in early childhood trauma. I am certified in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and have worked with many children using these modalities. Many behavioral problems I see in children stem from early trauma and it is very rewarding for me to see them improve emotionally and behaviorally after trauma treatment. I am also trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and enjoy helping parents improve their relationships with their children. I have always had a passion to work with children! I have five children of my own, ranging in age from my oldest who is 19 to my youngest who is 3.
My spare time is filled with time spent with my husband and children and finding new fun things to do and enjoy.
Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor
I am an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have found my passion working through a trauma informed lens. I have worked with a wide variety of people and have worked with them to change their lives in a positive, more healthy way. Before coming to Sutton Counseling, I worked at a residential treatment center for substance use as well as a therapeutic program offering services to adolescents and young adults.
I received my master’s in Clinical Mental Health in 2019 at the University of Phoenix and my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University. I have been trained in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), both evidence-based treatments for PTSD, helping to reduce negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations. I have also been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and domestic violence.
If I get the chance to work with you, I will become your biggest advocate and I will find it very rewarding to see you and your family transform for the better.
Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor
I am an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on Pre-clinical from Brandman University in 2016. I received my Master’s in Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020.
Prior to working at Sutton Counseling, I completed my internship at a residential treatment center for substance abuse and co-occurring mental illness. In doing so, I worked with a variety of people from various backgrounds from all over the United States and individuals from other parts of the world. With the population. Working at the treatment center has also offered me to opportunity to work with a variety of people of have experienced substantial trauma.
Before entering the field of psychology, I was a pre-school teacher for 2 years primarily working with 3-4-year-old children. I worked with the special needs population and middle-school aged children in the educational system as a paraeducator as well.
I am a mom and a wife. We enjoy being outside and we love mountain biking. I thoroughly enjoy working out and nutrition. I am a cancer survivor which has played a monumental role in becoming a therapist.
My philosophy is that you are the expert, and the answers are within. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the basis for healing. Compassion, empathy, and unconditional positive regard for everyone that I encounter. This is a space that you create while we collaboratively move forward in your counseling experience.
“I will not say ‘do not weep’ for not all tears are an evil.” -Gandalf the White
Lisa Stevens, APRN
Medication Management for DHS, DWS clients and Integrated Medicaid
I am an AANP Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has received specialized training and experience in mental health. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with my nursing degree, and later received my Doctorate from Nebraska Methodist College. As a registered nurse, I worked in a variety of settings from pediatrics and maternity to psychiatry. While completing my graduate studies, I fell in love with the field of psychiatry and started to focus my training on the treatment of mental health disorders. I am experienced in treating all age groups, but especially enjoy working with children and teens. I have been with Sutton Clinical Services for over two years now but have also gained valuable experience treating Utah’s increasingly diverse population of all ages at other mental health clinics.
I do med management for Sutton Counseling on the first Saturday of each month and medication evaluations on the second Saturday of each month.
I graduated from DATC with a certification as an Administrative Professional. I have worked with Sutton Counseling for many years and I love being able to help clients every day who are in need of support and understanding.
As a mother of 8 and grandmother of 4, my friends and family keep me busy! Spending time with them is one of my greatest pleasures. I enjoy reading mystery and fantasy books like Harry Potter, and I love listening to nearly all genres of music.
I support billing and many other administrative tasks every day, so if you have a question and you're not sure who to ask, I can probably get the answer for you!