Quality Experienced Therapists & Team

“Change is scary and it can be hard to reach out for support. Our therapists treat each client with empathy and respect to foster a safe environment. Sometimes all it takes is a listening ear, a fresh perspective, or new skills to bring about lifelong positive change.” 

Sarah Stroup

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
B.S. Family Studies and Human Development
Registered Play Therapist
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Member
Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Member
Clinical Director
HCA Board Member
AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate

Sarah Stroup is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her specialties include: teens, children, families, couples, trauma, and infertility. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings from substance abuse and behavioral programs to community outpatient clinics. She believes her multi-ethnic upbringing has increased her open-mindedness and cultural awareness. During her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, eating ethnic food, reading, and napping.

Natalee Garcia

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S. Psychology
EMDR Certified
Hypnotherapy Certified

Natalee believes that if she can help people live a more authentic life, then her job has been successful. She works with a wide range of individuals from children to adults who may be experiencing different challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, and life transitions. She utilizes various approaches tailored to each of her clients including person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, DBT, CBT, and experiential therapy. She has additional therapists certifications in EMDR and hypnotherapy. She is pursuing a certification in play therapy. Natalee is committed to helping her clients utilize their own creative power to gain better insight over their personal needs and life experiences.
“This world can be lonely at times and things can seem dark. To be able to accompany people through their journey of self-understanding and change is a privilege.”

Tiffany Russell

MFTi

Tiffany has spent the majority of her career working with adults and teens in residential treatment. She has a deep passion for helping children, couples, and families and has taught many parenting classes. Tiffany recognizes that none of us are immune to struggle and hardship, and happiness can be hard to find when we are in the trenches. She believes that change occurs when people can see themselves through a positive lens and shift their core beliefs from negative to positive. She is currently pursuing certifications in EMDR, EFT, and Play Therapy. When not at work, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, running 5ks, playing board games, and camping. “People need people- for initial and continued survival, for socialization, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one- not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty- transcends the need for human contact” – Irvin Yalom

Amber Ottesen

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Amber is a woman of many talents. In addition to being our administrative assistant, she teaches kids English to kids in China, built her own house, and has a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies with a concentration in interpreting. When she’s not working, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.