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American Fork Family Clinic

Location:
578 East 300 South
American Fork, UT 84003
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Contact Us:
Phone: 801-763-5010
Fax: 801-763-0461

Hours:
8am – 6pm
Monday through Friday

Staff:
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Services:
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Other Resources:
Department of Workforce Services (DWS)
Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
United Way
Utah County Substance Abuse 
MANAGEMENT


BRYANT JENKS, LMFT – THERAPIST/ PROGRAM MANAGER
Bryant earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Brigham Young University.  Through his years of work at Wasatch Mental Health, he has worked in a variety of settings including New Vista (sex-offender group home), Respite Care, Youth Case Management, Vantage Point (run away and ungovernable youth), Family Preservation (DCFS contract), and Youth Outpatient. Bryant enjoys working with families in their home and in the office. He sees adults and youth in therapy on a limited basis due to his administrative role as a Program Manager.  Bryant is married and has two children.  In Bryant’s spare time he enjoys running, making pizza, making puns, traveling, and spending time with his family.  

SAMUEL L. ASHTON, LMFT – THERAPIST/ SUPERVISOR
Samuel attended Brigham Young University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marriage Family and Human Development and his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Since graduation Samuel has worked over nine years as a marriage and family therapist in an outpatient setting.  Samuel enjoys working one on one with individuals as well as working with families together to try and improve their lives.  Samuel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is currently a supervisor at work, helping to direct and lead other therapists in the American Fork Family Clinic.  Samuel is also an approved supervisor in the state of Utah for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists working toward their license.  Samuel is married and has five kids of his own.  He enjoys playing basketball, biking, playing the piano, reading, and doing puzzles.

SUPPORT STAFF


ANNESHA NELSON – ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN
Annesha attended Southern Utah University where she graduated with her degree in Applied Science.  Annesha has been working as an Administrative Technician at the American Fork Family Clinic for over 2 years.  Before coming to Wasatch Mental Health, Annesha worked in the health care field for 8 years and although she misses using her vast knowledge of health care information, she enjoys what she is doing here at Wasatch Mental Health.  Annesha is married and has one active little boy. In her spare time, Annesha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, reading, baking and cooking, and doing crafts.    

ASHLEY JOLLEY – ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN
Ashley graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  Since graduating, Ashley has worked in multiple residential group homes for women with developmental disabilities along with a school for children with severe developmental and physical disabilities.  In both roles she was responsible for implementing behavioral management strategies and teaching verbal and non-verbal methods of communication.  Ashley is currently working on applying to graduate programs to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work.  She eventually hopes to work with families who have children with disabilities.  In her spare time, Ashley likes to play piano, watch movies, travel, and spend time with her friends and family.
THERAPISTS




BRENDA CHRISTENSEN, LCSW – THERAPIST
Brenda Christensen graduated from the University of Utah with her Master’s degree in Social Work.  Brenda is licensed in Clinical Social Work with 20 years experience, including her work for LDS Family Services for ten years in Atlanta, Georgia as a family and marriage therapist. Brenda is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist and usually works with adults and couples.  She works in many areas including mood disorder, couple's work, and trauma recovery.  Brenda is a mother and grandmother.  Family life is her favorite hobby.  Brenda loves gardening, genealogy, and having fun with her family.



BRIAN L. ARNESEN, Ph.D. – PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Arnesen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Utah.  He later earned a M.Ed. and later still earned a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in Counseling Psychology.  Dr. Arnesen is a licensed psychologist.  He has worked at Wasatch Mental Health for over 23 years and enjoys working with adults, particularly those with traumatic and dissociative issues.  He is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  In all, he has over 31 years of professional experience.  He is married and enjoys his relationship with his wife, seven children, and two grandchildren.  He also enjoys travel, music, theater, and reading.


LANICE HOLLINGSWORTH, LCSW – THERAPIST
Lanice earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Southern Utah University.  She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Master’s degree in Social Work.  She has worked at Wasatch Mental Health for 15 years and specializes in EMDR.  She works with PTSD, sexual abuse, mental illness, attachment, and relationship issues.  She works with adolescents, couples, families, and adults.  Lanice has also worked part time for the last 18 years for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis with sexual assault victims.  She likes to garden, travel and read.  She also enjoys photography and music.



SHERI ROWLEY, LCSW, RPT – THERAPIST
Sheri attended Brigham Young University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work.  She has worked for over six years with children and adolescents in our American Fork office.  Sheri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist and enjoys working with children and groups with the hopes of helping children heal from trauma experienced and to learn skills, along with their families, to be successful and happy in life.  Along with training in client-centered play therapy, Sheri has received training in child-parent relationship therapy, Adlerian play therapy, and trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.  She enjoys sports of all kinds, playing the piano, traveling, singing, collecting cool socks, and spending time with family and friends.

ROBIN SHEPLEY, LMFT – THERAPIST
Robin graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BS in Family Economics and Home Management with an emphasis in Family Financial and Estate Planning, and from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a Master’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.  He is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).  Robin has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since 2008.  His experience includes working with families, couples, and individuals with relationship issues as well as with numerous areas of mental health.  He also has a strong background in working with teens, adolescents and pre-adolescents who are struggling with behavior, motivation and family issues.


SARAH HUNTER, LCSW – THERAPIST
Sarah earned her Bachelor's degree at Utah Valley University in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah.  She is EMDR trained and enjoys working with adults and children with trauma and attachment wounds.  She holds a school-based certificate and spends some of her workweek in schools doing group therapy and working with students who are unable to function in a traditional classroom setting.  Sarah is a mother of four sweet boys.  She enjoys running, biking, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.



TINO HOPOATE, LCSW – THERAPIST
Tino attended BYU-Hawaii and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2001.  He went on to the University of Hawaii-Manoa where he earned his Master’s degree in Social Work in 2003.  He started working for Wasatch Mental Health in July of 2004.  Tino has worked at WMH in multiple departments, such as Youth Outpatient, Community Support Services, Crisis Worker, and is currently working with School Base Services at Polaris High School.  He is married to a wonderful wife and together they have five children.  Tino enjoys traveling, the beach, music, hiking and relaxing.

MICHELLE BAHR, LCSW - THERAPIST
Michelle earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work from Brigham Young University.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since 2006.  She first worked for Wasatch Mental Health while going to school as an intern in our Adult Outpatient Program and then, after graduation, worked for 7 1/2 years in School-Based Services with clients in Nebo School District.  She has also had experience working with our STRIDE and School-Based Summer Programs and the Strengthening Families Program. She enjoys working with children, teens, young adults, and their families to help youth reach their potential.  Michelle spends her free time visiting family, watching plays/musicals, and working on various home repair or craft projects.
PAUL DYMOCK, LCSW – THERAPIST
Paul earned his Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Development at Brigham Young University.  He then earned a dual track Master's degree (Social Work Administration and Direct Clinical Practice) from the University of Utah.  Degrees from both of these institutions enable him to cheer sincerely for both sports teams!  Paul has over 20 years' experience treating all age groups from children to seniors.  He has a passion for helping people to understand themselves better as they can develop personalized lifestyle adjustments and coping skills.
Paul is married and has five outstanding children and one dog aptly named Sigmutt Freud.  He is also the proud grandfather of the 3 1/2 most amazing grandchildren in the world.
DARREN GILLESPIE, LCSW – THERAPIST
Darren earned his Master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah in 2004.  He has worked for over 10 years as a clinical therapist working with adolescents, families, and adults. He worked 4 years as an after hours crisis team worker.  He spent 9 years working at our crisis residential program (Vantage Point).  He has had experience working for DCFS and was a psych tech at the Utah State Mental Hospital for 3 years prior to graduate school.  He enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples.  He enjoys helping people overcome anger, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting struggles, sleep problems, and trauma.  He has received specialized training in all of these areas.  For fun, Darren loves gardening, hunting, fishing, traveling, playing basketball, and being with his family.  He has been happily married for 15 years and has 4 children.
VANESSA STOREY, CSW – THERAPIST
Vanessa attended Brigham Young University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Development in 2012.  She then obtained her Master's degree from BYU in 2014 in Social Work. Prior to accepting the full-time therapist position at the American Fork Family Clinic, Vanessa spent a summer interning for Wasatch Mental Health in the Xcel and Giant Steps programs, working with children and teenagers on the autism spectrum.  She is happy to be back at Wasatch Mental Health and enjoys working with all ages, specifically children, teenagers, and young adults.  Originally from Minnesota, Vanessa enjoys being out on the lake and spending time outdoors. She enjoys running, playing and watching sports, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
CASE MANAGERS


ROGER STUBBS, SSW – CASE MANAGER
Roger earned his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with emphasis in Psychology at Utah Valley State College.  After graduation Roger worked for a year and a half in finance and then secured a position with the Division of Child and Family Services as a Foster Care Caseworker. He later received the opportunity to work for Wasatch Mental Health and Alpine School District as a case Manager in American Fork.  Roger hopes to one day go on to earn a Master’s degree in Social work and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.  Roger has been married to his wife Leigh for seven years and has three kids.  Roger loves to restore old cars, build furniture, grow a garden, work in the yard, play video games, camping, rocketry, spending time with his family and many other things.
SUZANNE JASPER, SSW – CASE MANAGER
Suzanne Jasper graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  She began her career with Wasatch Mental Health in 1995.  She is currently working in the American Fork office providing case management services to adults, children, and families.  In addition, her responsibilities include DHS casework and working with children and families in foster care.  Suzanne enjoys working with families, children, and adolescents.
STACI OAKES, SSW – CASE MANAGER
Staci earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University and is licensed as a Social Service Worker.  She has been working with children with mental illness and behavioral concerns in the schools since 2005 and loves helping children and their families see progress.  Staci also helps with our Strengthening Families Program to help families improve their relationships and communication.  She loves to see the funny things in life.  Staci went on a humanitarian trip to Thailand and enjoyed working with the kids there as well as riding an elephant and white water rafting in the jungle.  Staci has played the piano for over 20 years and enjoys singing, dancing, reading, and helping people.
BROOKE TROTTER, CCM - CASE MANAGER
Brooke attended Brigham Young University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  During her senior year she worked as a Youth Counselor at a residential treatment center for at-risk youth and loved her time there.  Brooke is now one of our school-based staff and spends most of her time in elementary schools doing social skills groups, working one-on-one with junior high and high students, and connecting families to needed resources.  Brooke is married and enjoys going on bike rides, playing tennis, reading, spending time with her family, eating good food and loves to have fun!
KELLY FULLMER, SSW – CASE MANAGER
Kelly Fullmer graduated from Utah Valley University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Kelly has been working as a case manager at Wasatch Mental Health for 3 years, primarily with our school based program in conjunction with Alpine School District.  Kelly has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.  She also currently has 2 dogs and 2 baby turtles.  Kelly enjoys hiking, reading, Disneyland, and being with her family.
MEDICAL STAFF

Tim TIM W. McGAUGHY, M.D., Ph.D. – DOCTOR
Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  He then went on to graduate school in Chemistry and earned a Ph.D. from Tufts University in the Boston area.  Following that, Tim did post-doctoral research in chemistry for a few years at the University of Oklahoma.  During those years there was also experience teaching chemistry and math at both the high school and college levels. Interest then shifted to medicine first at a Naturopathic Medical College in California, then back to the University of Oklahoma for a degree in medicine.  That was followed by a residency in psychiatry in Norman, Oklahoma.  Work experience has included over 20 years of psychiatric work in mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals and Gould Farm, a residential psychiatric center in Massachusetts.  Tim enjoys working with a wide range of adult psychiatric issues with an emphasis on chronic mental illness.  He helps encourage others to make positive changes in their lives from a more holistic perspective including nutritional and life style changes as well as psychiatric.  Tim is married with two children.  He enjoys taking advantage of the local mountains with hiking and winter sports. Tim is Board Certified in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with recertification February, 2011 until December 31, 2021.

Dr. Gerald Lazar
Sarah
SARAH HORSLEY, LPN – NURSE
Sarah earned her LPN from UVSC.  Since her graduation she spent 14 years working at New Vista, a group home for Juvenile Sex Offenders where youth from the ages of 14- 18 years live for 18-24 months and receive intensive residential treatment. At New Vista Sarah ran several groups ranging from Healthy sexuality to Hobbies. In 2006 she came to Youth Outpatient where she works with the prescribers and helps them serve the medication needs of their clients.  Sarah grew up in Provo and is currently living in Pleasant Grove,  she is married and  is the proud Mother or 3 boys and 1 girl and you can catch her watching a Baseball, Football , Basketball or Soccer game year round!!!  She enjoys traveling and reading.

Stacy
STACEY HINCKLEY, RN – NURSE
Stacey Hinckley graduated from Utah Valley University in nursing and has worked as an RN at Wasatch Mental Health for 15 years.  Stacey grew up in Utah County and enjoys spending time in outdoor activities with her family.  Her hobbies include gardening, walking, organizing her home and playing with her kids and attending their various sporting events.
Michelle
MICHELLE MCNEW, APRN – NURSE PRACTITIONER
Michelle graduated from Montana State University in 1992 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and in 2002 from Arizona State University with her Master's of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  As an RN, Michelle's experiences included practicing in ICU, ER, residential treatment centers, and occupational health for UPS.  As a Nurse Practitioner, Michelle's experiences have included practicing psychiatry in a Psychiatric Emergency Room, residential treatment for adolescent girls and a residential treatment center treating substance dependence in young adults. In outpatient, Michelle has extensive experience treating mental illness in all age groups with a special interest and affinity in treating children and adolescents.  Michelle was born and raised in rural Montana.  Her practice has led her from Montana to Tennessee to Arizona and now to Utah.  She currently resides in Park City, Utah where she has immediate access to enjoying her personal passions including mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking.


Interns

JESS JEWELL, MS – PhDI Intern
Jess is in her final year of studies in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah.  She earned her MS in Counseling from the U of U and her BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to beginning her internship at WMH, she worked for 7 years as a wilderness therapist with at-risk adolescents and families.  Previous training experiences include psychological assessment and group therapy with adolescents who committed sexual offenses, residential treatment with adolescent boys, and crisis intervention with adolescents.  Jess has received additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and she completed the Feminist Multicultural Counseling Training Program at the Women’s Resource Center at the U of U.  When she is not conducting psychological evaluations or individual therapy with adolescents and adults at AFFC, she is running with her Kernel, her boxer, rock climbing, hiking, or skiing. 
ASHLEY NEWTON, Psy.M. – PsyDI Intern
Ashley obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Valparaiso University in 2009.  She is currently completing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, where she also obtained her Psy.M. in 2011.  She will earn her doctorate in July 2015.  Ashley believes that treatment should be a collaborative effort between client and provider, with both parties working together to help the client achieve his/her goal(s).  Ashley enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults.  Her clinical skills and interests include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Parenting Skills Training, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Attention-Deficit/Disruptive Behavior Disorders.  Ashley enjoys going out to dinner with her husband and spending time with their cats, Mr. Meowgi and Little Miss Mushu.  Originally from Ohio, Ashley hopes to experience all that Utah has to offer.