Mountain Peaks Staff

Chris Westover

Chris Westover, LCSW is the Program Manager over the Westpark Family Clinic, Health Integration Program (HIP), Westpark Care Team Assistants, and Mountain Peaks Counseling. He has worked as a therapist since finishing graduate school in 2007. His therapeutic approach draws from client centered, cognitive/behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and existential theoretical foundations. He is trained in EMDR, and has facilitated groups for DBT, Domestic violence, Dual Diagnosis, and cancer support. He has worked with clients on end of life issues as they have experienced a variety of chronic and terminal medical conditions. Chris speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys working with a range of cultural backgrounds. He has extensive experience treating issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma as well as individuals experiencing transitions related to their spirituality and faith.

Chris enjoys playing the guitar and piano, playing Frisbee golf, hiking, camping, reading, or any activity that allows him to spend time with his wife and 4 children.

Bryant Jenks

Bryant Jenks, LMFT is the Program Manager over School Based Services, PREP Team, and the Bridge Program,    He is a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Regional Coordinator helping law enforcement improve their skills on how they deal with mental health situations in the community.  When he is able to do therapy, Bryant specializes in doing in-home Family Therapy using experiential activities, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and behavioral therapy techniques. Bryant is TBRI-informed.

Bryant enjoys running, sports, camping, and fishing.

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Jared T. Johnson, LCSW is the Therapist Supervisor for JTP, WATCH and The 90 Day OUT Program. Jared earned his MSW degree from the University of Utah with an emphasis on forensic social work. He has worked in inpatient and residential settings in various roles over the last 15 years. Jared loves enhancing and learning new therapeutic skills. He is trained in CBT, RPT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness interventions.

In his free time Jared enjoys playing guitar, oil painting, drawing, reading, watching movies and being with his family. Jared and his fantastic wife have four awesome children.

Stephanie McDonald

Stephanie McDonald, LCSW

Stephanie enjoys being in the sunshine and outdoors where it’s warm. She loves being active and has competed in severalis a Therapist for the Jail Transition Program (JRI). Stephanie has been working in the mental health field since 2012– working primarily with at-risk youth, children and families both in Chicago and Utah. Stephanie has experience in crisis intervention, CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety model, group therapy and individual therapy with extensive training in trauma-informed care. Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Science and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago in Social Work. triathlons. Stephanie has been blessed to travel the world, loves everywhere she has been for different reasons but ultimately she loves the culture. Above all else…Stephanie loves and adores her family and spending her free time with them.

Steven Nilsson

Steven received his Master’s of Social Work degree from Northwest Nazarene University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brigham Young University and later a Bachelor’s degree in social work at Idaho State University. He has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with juveniles and adults.

Steven has worked in a variety of settings over the years, working both in substance abuse and mental health. He has assisted patients in dealing with their substance abuse issues, assisting in developing sober supports and relapse prevention plans, and developing coping skills to deal with daily stresses that come with chemical dependency. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings, assisting clients in achieving their goals, and to work on recovery from their underlying mental health issue. He has worked at a variety of settings including Boise State University; the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and with the Department of Health and Welfare, Children’s Mental Health. He likes to use a variety of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Adlerian Therapy.

Mary Jean Ridges

Mary Jean Ridges, LCSW is a therapist with experience treating anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, domestic violence, and other personal and relationship issues. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Work and Gerontology  from Weber State University and her Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She is certified in EMDR, trained in suicide risk assessment, DBT, Mindfulness, Sandplay Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Her approach is compassionate, client-centered, and focused on enhancing the strengths and resilience of the human spirit. She has over 10 years experience working full time in community mental health providing individual, group, couples, and family counseling, but currently only works part time days. She has Spanish language skills as well.

Robin Shepley

Robin Shepley, MFT.  Robin graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BS in Family Finance and worked in that industry for five years prior to starting his own contracting business. He graduated 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 Behavioral Health since 2008. He is EMDR trained and his experience includes working with families, couples, and individuals with relationship issues as well as with numerous areas of mental health.

Robin enjoys 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 Behavioral Health.

Younchan Lee

Younchan Lee, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC: Younchan has been working at WBH since 2018. He worked in inpatient psychiatry settings as a registered nurse from 2014 to 2018 and then completed his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Utah.

Younchan enjoys spending time with his family and loves to work with children, youth, and adults.

Phillip Sorenson- Mountain Peaks

Phillip Sorenson, LMFT.  Graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and then went on to graduate from Texas Tech University with Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013. The Marriage and Family Therapy program at Texas Tech gave special focus to both behavioral and chemical addiction, and this is a specialty of Phillip’s. After graduating, Phillip Worked at The Ranch at Dove Tree, an addiction recovery center, and helped to run the family week program there. .

Phillip began working at Wasatch Behavioral Health in 2017. Along with experience working with addicts and the family of addicted loved ones, Phillip has extensive experience working with families, couples and individuals of all ages with problems such as depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, and ADHD. While Phillip spent most of his professional time working at The Ranch at Dove Tree, he has also worked with teens and adults who are incarcerated, and has had his own private practice for therapy.

Marlene Sisson

Marlene Sisson, LCSW, is a therapist at the Provo Family Clinic and has worked at Wasatch Behavioral Health since 2015. Marlene has worked in various social work roles over the last 17 years, working with individuals needing assistance with: serious mental illness, geriatrics, physical disabilities, autism, and drug/alcohol addiction.

Marlene has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Sociology from Utah State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Marlene enjoys working with all age groups and continues to work towards expanding her knowledge in working with individuals that have been diagnosed with Autism and individuals that would benefit from TF-CBT (Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Marlene has completed the PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) training, with the pursuit of becoming fully licensed and is currently accepting clients for this program.

In her personal life, Marlene is married, was formerly a foster parent and is now an adoptive parent to 4 amazing, strong resilient kids, in which one child has high functioning autism. She also has 1 adorable, small, and slightly aggressive Chihuahua. Marlene enjoys spending time with her family and cuddling her doggie. She also enjoys reading, traveling, going to the movie theater, going on walks and is currently attempting to learn ASL (American Sign Language).

Beccah Roberts

Beccah Roberts, LCSW is the Therapist Supervisor at the Provo Family Clinic. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from BYU-Idaho and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. She enjoys working with youth of all ages and their families. She also has had experience working with foster and adopted youth who have experienced trauma. She has been trained in Trauma-Focused care, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and is TBRI informed.

Beccah enjoys baking, reading, going on walks, and traveling. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.

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Sarah Krupa, LCSW received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Utah Valley University in 2019. Sarah has experience working with adults, teens, children, and couples with addictions and mental health disorders. Her therapeutic approach includes Client-Centered Therapy (CCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Committed Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. Sarah has a passion for her clients to learn to embrace themselves and encourages self-love, development of self awareness, and learning how to take accountability through aligning their thoughts, words, and actions with their values.

Sarah enjoys being outdoors in nature, having new adventures, traveling, plays, movies, and music. Sarah loves to be with her family, her two adorable puppies, getting treats, going out with friends, exercise, and working on improvement projects.

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