*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.
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.
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.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
I received my Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer and Human Development from Utah State University in 2017. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2019.
I have worked in the mental health field for 5 years. Much of that work has been working with families in their homes providing parent education and skills training for children.
On my college campus I did psychotherapy for individuals and families. I have worked in a group home for youth with mental illness where I was a supervisor of the staff. I have also worked for the Boy Scouts of America at a summer camp where I trained lifeguards and taught children safe water sports skills in California.
In my personal time, I enjoy snowboarding, wake boarding, sailing, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, cycling, and cooking new foods with my wife.
Though I am still early in my career as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have a great deal of compassion and wisdom to share with you. It would be my professional pleasure to support and guide you through whatever obstacles you are facing right now. I am ready to do the hard work to help you get where you want to be. If you are ready too, call and schedule your intake appointment with me today.
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.
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!