|American Fork Family Clinic|
578 East 300 South
American Fork, UT 84003
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8am – 6pm
Monday through Friday
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Department of Workforce Services (DWS)
Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
Utah County Substance Abuse
|BRYANT JENKS, LMFT – PROGRAM MANAGER /THERAPIST|
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
SAMUEL L. ASHTON, LMFT – SUPERVISOR /THERAPIST
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 for six
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 four kids of his own. He enjoys
playing basketball, biking, playing the piano, reading, and doing
ANNESHA NELSON – ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN
is the newest member of our team, she came to us from Intermountain
Riverton Hospital where she worked for 2 ½ years in a duel role as a
Health Unit Coordinator and a Certified Nursing Assistant. Before
working at Riverton hospital, she worked at Intermountain Alta View
Hospital for a year and a half as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Annesha graduated from Southern Utah University with her Associates
degree in Science. Annesha is trying to decide if she wants to
continue working on becoming a nurse or if she wants to go back to her
original major and become a Science teacher. In Annesha’s spare
time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and family,
being outdoors, and reading.
BRONSON, LCSW – THERAPIST
earned her bachelor’s degree at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Behavioral
Science. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Social work from the
University of Utah in May 2005. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and is
working toward Registered Play therapist (RPT) credentials. She has been
working with children and families at Wasatch Mental Health for more than six
years. She specializes in play therapy, sand tray therapy and EMDR. She enjoys
helping children and families heal and improve their lives. She enjoys
traveling, playing golf, arts and crafts, and spending time with her children
BRENDA CHRISTENSEN, LCSW – THERAPIST
Christensen graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters 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 adolescents,
families, 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
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 21 years
and enjoys working with adolescents and adults, particularly those with
traumatic and dissociative issues. He is very experienced in using
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In all, he has
over 31 years of professional experience. He is married and loves his
relationship with his wife and seven children. He also enjoys travel,
music, and reading.
CHAD SHUBIN, M.S., LMFT – THERAPIST
Chad received two
bachelor's degrees from the University of Utah in Marketing and Finance
before shifting his focus to mental health. Following his work at the
University of Utah he turned his academic focus to Brigham Young
University where he received a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family
Therapy. Today Chad practices by treating mental health problems from
both a family and individual perspective. Chad loves spending time with
his family, and when at work he enjoys infusing therapy with a little
fun and humor while working collaboratively with his clients in an
effort to help them achieve their desired therapeutic goals.
GORDON WRIGHT, LCSW – THERAPIST
Gordon earned his
bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Utah. He later
received his MSW at Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. Gordon
has worked at Wasatch Mental Health for about seven years and enjoys
working with children, adolescents and adults particularly those with
attachment, substance abuse and traumatic issues. Gordon has nearly 25
years of experience in the social work field. He is married and has
one beautiful adoptive daughter. Gordon works in the Youth Outpatient
office in Provo Monday thru Thursdays and in the American Fork Family
Clinic on Fridays.
HEIDI CHENEY, CSW – THERAPIST
Cheney earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with an
emphasis on social work at the Utah Valley State College. She
later earned an MSW Masters of Social Work at University of Utah.
Heidi is an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). She has
worked at Wasatch Mental Health off and on in getting her LCSW for 5
years and enjoys working with Children, adolescents, and adults, with
various mental health issues. She is experienced in using
Behavioral therapy and CBT, DBT, Play Therapy, and continues to learn
and expand her knowledge with other therapy methods. Heidi
has worked 2 years in a professional capacity. She is
married and loves her relationship with her husband, 5 children, and 2
grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling, music, crocheting, camping,
hiking, jogging, and reading.
|LANICE HOLLINGSWORTH, LCSW – THERAPIST|
Lanice earned a
bachelors 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 12
years and specializes in sexual abuse issues with adolescents. She
also enjoys working with adolescents in the DCFS structured foster care
program. She works with adolescents, couples, families and adults.
Lanice has also worked part time for the last 15 years for the Center
for Women and Children in Crisis with sexual assault victims. She has
two boys and a great daughter-in-law who she loves to spend time with.
She likes to ride ATVs, travel and read. She also enjoys photography
|SHERI ROWLEY, LCSW – THERAPIST|
Sheri attended Brigham
Young University where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
in Social Work. She has worked for four years with children and
adolescents in an outpatient setting. Sheri is a 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 non-directive play therapy, Sheri has received training in
child-parent relationship therapy, Adlerian play therapy, and trauma
focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Sheri is a licensed clinical
social worker and is working toward being a registered play therapist
(RPT). She enjoys sports of all kinds, playing the piano, traveling,
singing, collecting cool socks, and spending time with family and
Robin Shepley – THERAPIST
has been working in the mental health field since returning to school
in the mid 1990’s to earn a Master’s degree in human development with
an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. He received his therapist
license in 2008 just after starting to work at Wasatch Mental Health.
Prior to that time he worked for a year in a private residential
setting in Provo and for about four years as an in-home crisis
therapist in Virginia.
Robin graduated from Virginia Tech with an
MS in 2001 and worked for about twenty years as a custom house painter
prior to that. He graduated from BYU in 1980 with a BS in Family
Finance and worked in that industry for about five years prior to
starting his own contracting business.
Working now in School
Based Services, Robin varies that routine by spending spare time
hiking, gardening, reading, working on various home projects, playing
with grandkids, and pursuing adventures with his wife who also works at
Wasatch Mental Health.
FRED BREWER, CSW -- THERAPIST
has been involved in working with children and adolescents for over 6
years on both occupational and voluntary levels. His experience
includes working with child abuse victims at the Children's Justice
Center in Provo and adolescent males at the Utah State Hospital. He's
also worked at Scenic View Academy, a day treatment and residential
treatment facility for adults with learning disabilities and/or a
disorder on the Autism spectrum. He received a Bachelor's in Social
Work from BYU. He then attended New York University for his MSW, and
had the great opportunity to work with adolescents again as a school
therapist in Harlem, New York. Fred began working with Wasatch Mental
Health in 2010 as a case manager serving the severely and persistently
mentally ill adult population. Fred then transitioned to a school based
therapist position the beginning of 2012. Fred greatly values working
with youth and their families to repair and strengthen relationship and
help the family create collective synergy to conquer problems. Fred is
married and has a daughter and a son on the way in the fall of 2012. He
also enjoys dreaming of traveling, making his wife and daughter laugh,
repurposing/recycling used furniture and anything else intriguing he
may find at yard sales.
SARAH HUNTER, CSW – THERAPIST
earned her bachelor's degree at Utah Valley University (UVU) in
Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology after attending
school on a part time basis for six years. She then went on to earn her
Master's in Social Work from the University of Utah in May of 2012. She
is currently licensed as a CSW (certified social worker). Sarah worked
for two years as an intern for Wasatch and is excited to be working as
a full time therapist in a school-based position helping families deal
with the challenges of life. Sarah is a mother of four sweet boys. She
enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
was born and raised in the Kingdom of Tonga. I moved to the
United State at age 17. My main focus was to obtain higher
education. I accomplished it by attending BYU-Hawaii for a
Bachelor of Social Work and the University of Hawaii-Manoa for Masters
of Social Work. I also got married to my lovely wife, Katie,
while going for my master. In 2003, we moved to California had
our first child there. Six months later, we moved to Utah.
I started working for WMH, had three more children and happily ever
after, okay may be more like striving to be happy ever after...haha.
|ROGER STUBBS – 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 masters degree in Social work and a Ph.D. in
Neuroscience. Roger has been married to his wife Leigh for five 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
Jasper graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree
in Social Work. She began working for Wasatch Mental Health in 1995.
Suzanne has worked with New Vista; the school based programs in Alpine
and Nebo school districts; the STRIDE program; DHS case management; and
was the USH liaison for about 10 years. She is currently working in the
American Fork office providing case management services to adults,
children, and families.
STACI OAKES, SSW – CASE MANAGER
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 for over six years and loves helping children and their
families see progress. Staci also helps with our Strengthening Families
Program to help families improve relationships and communication. She
loves to see the funny things in life. Staci recently 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.
KELLY FULLMER, SSW – CASE MANAGER
received her Associates Degree in 2008 from Utah Valley
University. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology with
a focus in Adolescence from Utah Valley University in 2010. She
has been volunteering her time and skills in adolescence youth
programs for the last 7 years in her community. She started at
Wasatch Mental Health in 2011 in the Giant Steps Program before
accepting the position at AFFC in January 2012. Kelly has 4
wonderful children (especially when they are asleep) and a wonderful
husband that supports and encourages her every day. In Kelly's
free time (if any) she enjoys reading, competitive shooting, eating ice
cream, and napping.
CANDICE SCHLOSSER – CASE MANAGER
earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Brigham Young University.
While finishing her degree she worked for a year with the Stride
program, and recently joined the school based team as a case manager
with Alpine School District in 2011. Candice really enjoys working with
youth and families and hopes to earn a Master's Degree in Social Work.
Candice loves to play tennis and basketball. When she is not spending
time with family and friends, she enjoys crocheting, watching movies,
reading good books, singing and trying new recipes.
Katherine (Kathy) Farmer, SSW – CASE MANAGER
was born in Oregon and spent most of her young life living in Oregon,
Washington, and Idaho. She spent summers with her cousins in
Southern California visiting Mickey Mouse!
Her first years in college were at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Kathy was married at the age of twenty, she and her husband transferred
to Brigham Young University and started their lives together in Provo,
Utah. After what was supposed to be a temporary living
arrangement of staying in Utah County for school, has become her
Kathy has been a resident of Provo, Utah for
almost twenty six years. She has been working for Wasatch Mental
Health since she graduated BYU in 1991. Kathy has twenty one
years working with Wasatch Mental Health as a children and youth case
She has seen many changes at Wasatch Mental Health
over the years is happy to say that she is still excited about her job
working with families and children. Currently, Kathy is located in the
School Based services of Wasatch. She works with Alpine School District
and enjoys a range of junior high to high school age youth. She
assists in the recently developed after school and summer social skills
programs at Wasatch and loves having fun with the kids and staff alike.
She enjoy working with children and youth because they grow so fast and
are very capable of making changes and improvement in their lives.
Kathy has two children, a black Labrador retriever, and a cat. She
enjoys swimming, boating, vacations, traveling, food, and laughing with
friends and family.
|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.
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.
|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 MCNEW, APRN – NURSE PRACTITIONER
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.
|PATTY DULLE, APRN – NURSE PRACTITIONER |
is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive privileges.
She has worked in psychiatry for many years in inpatient and outpatient
settings. She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication
management for adults. She received her BSN in Nursing from the
University of Phoenix and her Masters Degree in Psychosocial Nursing
from the University of Utah. She enjoys working with people, traveling,
and spending time with family.