Meet our staff at Vantage Point

Janene Candalot, CMHC is the Program Manager of Vantage Point and Vantage Point-North (when it opens) . She has been working as a clinician for over 20 years. She enjoys working with kids and families individually and in family therapy. Janene is trained in: Communication, Relationship, and Trauma focused therapy, using EMDR, Trauma focused CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing CBT, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, and Neuro Cognitive Remediation modalities. “I spent 8 years working for the Department of Corrections before coming to Wasatch Behavioral Health. I have completely immersed myself in working and children and families and have a passion for trauma informed care.” Some career highlights include doing intensive in-home Family Preservation work as well as co-facilitating the Alphabet Soup Group (a group for LGBTQ teens).

Janene loves to cook and she is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Kathleen Howard, LCSW is the Supervisor of Vantage Point. She has been working as a clinician since 1992.  She began working as a therapist at Vantage Point in 1999 and then became the supervisor. She has been intensively involved in developing the Vantage Point program. She is proficient in dealing with crisis situations and has been a member of the WBH crisis team for the past several years and has participated in trainings to help in community disasters. Her desire is to help youth who have experienced trauma realize the power they have to make choices for their future.

Kathleen is an explorer. She loves to see and experience new things around the world, and in her “own backyard”.

Zach Goulding, LCSW.  Zach graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2014 and has worked for Wasatch Behavioral Health since that time as a therapist. He is currently the Therapist Supervisor at Vantage Point North. Prior to working at Vantage Point, he worked for the youth crisis team for two years, and for Juvenile Justice Services for three years. He enjoys working with youth in group, individual, and family therapy. Zach also facilitates a weekly anger management group for members of the community and youth at Vantage Point.

Zach enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, mountain biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and thrift shopping.

 

Hannah Clinger, Provo CSW

Hannah Clinger, CSW
Therapist

Kayla Ellingson,  Provo CSW

Kayla Ellingson, Clinical Intern.  Kayla, a Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in teaching and coaching P.E. from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Behavioral Health from Eastern Washington University, and is completing a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Upon graduation, Kayla will be continuing on full time with Vantage Point North. The Behavioral Health Masters had strong emphasis on trauma informed care, an area Kayla has a deep interest in.

Kayla has spent many years working with children and teens and is passionate about the importance of healthy connections and attachments within the family of origin and family of choice. She has received training in Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and working with cross-addictions.

Kayla is a former collegiate rugby player who now loves spending time outdoors hiking, staying active, traveling, and reading books. As a forever foodie, she loves cooking, trying new foods, and enjoying meals with family and friends.

Ryan Ng, CSW Vantage Point Therapist

Wai Yan (Ryan) Ng, CSWI, is a therapist at Vantage Point. Originally from Hong Kong, he has resided in different parts of the United States for the past decade including Hawaii, Washington D.C., Maryland, and now in Utah. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University – Hawaii and his Master’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University.

Ryan has over 5 years of experience in human services and mental health, including working as a youth counselor at a youth chemical dependency treatment center in Hawaii and as a therapist intern at the Utah State Prison. Ryan specialized in CBT, DPT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. He is also trilingual and sees Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking clients at Wasatch.

Ryan is a mental health researcher and has published and presented his projects at professional and academic conferences. He was trained with a research emphasis and advanced quantitative method at BYU, and currently working towards a Data Science certificate.

Ryan loves to play basketball, swim, and video gaming. He is a huge foodie and is passionate about trying out the recipes inherited from his family or the Internet.