LMFT, Clinical Director
Jennifer is a licensed marriage and family therapist who helps individuals, couples, and families work through challenges in order to find more harmony in their lives. She works with clients from all backgrounds and lifestyles. She is trained in several modalities and predominantly uses a solution focused and cognitive behavioral approach in working with adults, children ages 10 years and older, and teens. As a marriage and family therapist she specializes in understanding and improving relationships with others. Her genuine approach combines therapeutic strategies, understanding, creativity, and humor to guide people through relationship issues, life transitions, and a variety of mental health challenges.
Jennifer has tremendous skill in helping clients create a plan for their lives that sets them up for success rather than staying bogged down by their struggles. She has a knack for working with teenagers and many have commented on her ability to quickly connect, really get to know and understand them, and then deliver strategies on how to best help them.
She received her Master’s degree in Family Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, and her Bachelor’s degree in Family Science: Human Development from Brigham Young University. Jennifer is a state approved supervisor overseeing recent graduates and associate therapists who are working towards their licensure.
Jennifer has over 14 years experience working as a marriage and family therapist in Utah and Maryland. Prior to opening Cottonwood Creek Counseling, she worked for Redwood Therapy Group, LDS Family Services, Preferred Family Clinic, Candeo, Vesta Inc., and the Family Service Center. Jennifer helps clients find more effective ways to manage a variety of emotional, relational, and mental health needs. She looks forward to using her expertise to help guide you through valuable strategies to manage your challenges in a healthy way and achieve the success you desire.
LCSW, Primary Therapist
In connection with her vast professional knowledge and life experiences, Janette uses a client-centered approach to help individuals resolve concerns and meet their goals. Her commitment to helping and healing shines through in the compassion and creativity used to assist clients in establishing healthy coping skills, challenging limiting beliefs, increasing their sense of self-worth, and feeling empowered to make changes in their lives.
Prior to joining Cottonwood Creek Counseling, Janette spent many years providing comprehensive mental health treatment to parolees, court ordered individuals, juvenile offenders, and substance abuse clients working to turn their lives around. She has helped many individuals move on from the corrections system and resolve the personal and familial losses brought about by their previous lifestyle choices.
Janette received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. She is interested in many different styles of therapy and is currently working on her certification in EMDR. She has found much success in helping individuals, couples and families better manage life transitions, anxiety, grief, addictions, anger, depression, and other stressors. Janette works with clients from all backgrounds ages 12 years and older. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys working with the Latino community.
CMHC, Primary Therapist
Susan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys helping others work through the experiences that have had major impacts on them. She loves assisting people to find peace, joy, balance, and a sense of optimism and hope for their future. Here’s what she wants you to know:
“I love what I do! I am a client centered therapist and believe there is no one perfect way to do therapy that fits for every person. Each client is unique and you are the expert on you. I view my job as helping to guide you through the healing process and giving you a safe place to feel your emotions and be yourself. I am dedicated to helping clients make the progress they want in their lives.”
Regardless of whether there has been a specific trauma or not, we have all been affected by challenges and have felt hurt at some point. Susan believes in a holistic approach to healing that includes more than just talking about “problems”, but also looking at strengths and finding hope. Her therapy approach addresses the needs of the “whole person” in order to help build healthy coping tools, establish good habits, challenge unhealthy beliefs, increase a sense of self worth/identity/esteem, heal emotional wounds and put an end to the cycles and patterns that hold individuals back from living the life they want to live.
Susan is experienced in working with a variety of issues including: Trauma related issues, Post Traumatic Stress, C-PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse (emotional, sexual, verbal, etc.), Relationship Issues, Couples Therapy, Life Transitions, Identity Conflicts (LGBTQ), Addictions, and Substance Use Recovery. She is also trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and other forms of therapy. She works with adults and is particularly great with adolescents from ages 12 years through young adulthood.
LCSW, Primary Therapist
Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years experience of client centered therapy. If you are willing to put in the work, Jeff is confident that he can help you find fulfillment, forgiveness and freedom one step at a time.
Jeff uses a strengths based approach to help clients learn effective coping skills. He will challenge your unhealthy beliefs and assist you in learning strategies to build confidence, increase self worth/identity/esteem, and feel empowered to make changes. He works with individuals, couples and families from a variety of different backgrounds and those from age 10 years old through the elderly.
In addition to traditional talk therapy, Jeff is trained in Lifespan Integration (LI) techniques. This model of therapy is known to assist in managing trauma, PTSD, relationships, depression and anxiety. LI heals when we aren’t ready to “talk it out,” or we need rapid healing. Go to LifeSpanIntegration.com for details about how this therapy can help you.
Jeff will help you heal the emotional wounds and change the unhealthy cycles, habits, and patterns that have held you back from living the life you want to live. He also believes humor is a powerful medicine for the difficulties in life. When we open up to the healing that humor can provide, we create a reliable bridge to a more carefree style of living.