Dean Anderson, LCSW, Provo therapist

Dean F. Anderson, LCSW has been a practicing therapist since 1987 and is currently the Program Manager of the Westpark Family Clinic and Representative Payee Services. Dean came to work at WMH in 1988 and has worked in several different capacities at WMH.   In addition to administrating the department and training therapists, he has had a career of providing thousands of hours of group, marital, and individual therapy and has developed a large number of therapeutic specialties.

Dean has received specialized training for such issues as Life Adjustment Difficulties, Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Marital Difficulties, Post-Traumatic Stress, Bipolar, Mental and Physical Disabilities, Personality Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Physical/ Emotional/ Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence.  He has received several awards including the Joseph N. Symons Social Worker of Promise Award, the Wasatch Mental Health Leadership Award, and the W. Eugene Gibbons Social Worker of the Year Award

Dean is blind as a result of an inherited eye disease called Retinitus Pigmentosa.  This potentially debilitating eye condition has been a major catalyst for success in his life.  With a tenacious work ethic, resilient attitude, and support from family and others, Dean is effectively negotiating life and its transitions.  He is a successful businessman, Life Coach, Therapist, administrator, husband, father and grandfather.

Steven Mortensen, marriage and family therapist

Stephen Mortensen, LMFT is the Therapist Supervisor at the Westpark Family Clinic. He completed his graduate degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Maryland – College Park. His initial training and internship was at the Center for Healthy Families in Maryland with an emphasis in couple’s therapy and play therapy for children. After moving back to Utah, he found work as a therapist for an inpatient behavioral health unit and an ER crisis assessor. Stephen came to WMH in 2016 in the crisis department where he worked with the severe and persistently mentally ill and those in crisis. Stephen has experience working in many stages of mental health treatment and enjoys outpatient treatment the most as he gets to help clients progress toward a happier, healthier life.

Stephen enjoys watching and playing sports, spending time with his family, and doing activities outdoors.

Randy Pennington,Psy.D. Provo Psychologist

Randal S. Pennington, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and currently the Training Director for Wasatch Mental Health’s predoctoral psychology internship program that is accredited by American Psychological Association. Dr. Pennington received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Pennington’s interests include clinical supervision, psychotherapy outcomes, deliberate practice, psychiatric rehabilitation, chronic pain management psychotherapy, and marital and family therapy. Dr. Pennington has worked for Wasatch Mental Health since 2000 providing treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, marital difficulty and divorce, relational conflicts, and chronic pain.

Dr. Pennington is a big fan of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. He also enjoys sports memorabilia collecting, smooth jazz, classical music, barbecuing and grilling, and spending time with his family.

Caroline Conley, LCSW, Provo therapist

Caroline Conley, LCSW
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Kristi Hard, Provo therapist

Kristi Hard, CSW, is a therapist at the Westpark Family Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Utah Valley University and her Master of Social Work from University of Utah. She enjoys working with clients with mental health issues and has experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar, and borderline personality disorder. She exercises a client-centered and strengths-based approach, and enjoys assisting clients as they work through their challenges.

Kristi loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, reading and laughing.

Jake Harper, LMFT, Provo therapist

Jake Harper, LMFT is a therapist at Westpark Family Clinic. He earned a Bachelor of Family Studies from Weber State University, followed by a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy and certification in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Jake is EMDR trained (Level I) and he enjoys working with older children, adolescents, adults and couples. He uses a Solution-Oriented approach along with Motivational Interviewing in a collaborative and client-centered approach. He is experienced working with clients dealing with anxieties, trauma, depression, relational and marriage difficulty, parenting, self-image and esteem problems, ADD/ADHD, grief/loss, and terminal illness and chronic pain, among others.

Jake enjoys reading, with Brandon Sanderson as his favorite author. He also loves spending time with family and friends, movies, hiking, biking, disc golf, and board games. He is a science and nature enthusiast and he speaks Spanish.

Wendy Hendley, LCSW, Provo therapist

Wendy Hendley, LCSW, is a therapist at the Westpark Family Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Utah Valley University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Utah. She works with children, teens, and adults, and has training in working with clients who have experienced trauma. She utilizes a client-centered and strengths-based approach, and enjoys assisting clients in helping them work through the challenges in their lives. She is an NASW co-representative for Utah County and enjoys her duties for that position.

Wendy loves to hike, do yard work, read, and listen to 80’s music. She also enjoys spending time with her four children.

Brianna Nuttall, CSW, Provo therapist

Brianna Nuttall, CSW, is a therapist at the Westpark Family Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Boise State University and her Master of Social Work from BYU. She enjoys working with clients with mental health or substance abuse issues and has experience treating depression, anxiety, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, and addiction. Brianna is a member Westpark’s Domestic Violence Treatment Team and works with survivors of domestic violence. Brianna has also received training in working with women with perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Her therapeutic approach draws from client-centered, cognitive/behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and solution-focused theoretical foundations.

Brianna enjoys playing the flute and piano, hiking, camping, reading, and traveling with her husband.

Jean Ockey, LCSW, Provo therapist

Jean Ockey, LCSW. Jean Ockey received her Masters of Social Work from Utah State University. She has an extensive history of working with those with substance use disorders and in hospice. She is trained in EMDR and enjoys working with clients who are working through trauma. She currently works with adults, adolescents and children. She especially enjoys working with LGBTQIA+ clients. 

Chris Westover, LCSW, Provo therapist

Chris Westover, LCSW has 9 years of experience and is certified in Domestic Violence treatment.  He has attended EMDR training and is working towards certification.  Chris speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys working with a variety of cultural backgrounds.  His therapeutic approach draws from client centered, cognitive/behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and existential theoretical foundations.  He enjoys working with client struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma as well as issues related to faith crisis, pornography, and substance abuse.

Chris enjoys playing the guitar and piano, playing Frisbee golf, hiking, camping, reading, and engaging in any activity which allows him to spend time with his wife and two daughters.