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.
David Blume, LCSW is the Program Manager for Supported Housing Services, Mountain Peaks insurance clinic, the Watch (homeless outreach) program, and the Jail Transition Program (JTP). He has worked for Wasatch Mental Health since 1992 and has worked in various levels of care from Skills development to therapy and other supportive services. Dave completed his Bachelor’s degree at Weber State and his Master’s in Social Work degree at Brigham Young University. His professional interests and experience include providing therapy, suicide prevention, developing programs, problem solving, crisis intervention, supervision, staff development, and training. Dave enjoys anything outdoors- traveling to far away places, camping, hunting, hiking, and fishing in the canoe with his family. He does woodwork and mechanics. He also enjoys going on dates with his wife.
“I love being able to be involved in changing lives. If I can assist in improving the quality of someone’s life I am very satisfied with my job.”
Janene Candalot, CMHC is the Program Manager of Vantage Point, the First Episode Psychosis Program, and the Bridge team. She has been working as a clinician for over 12 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 Mental 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 her dream is to someday own and run her own food truck or restaurant. She speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Kent Downs is the Support Services Manager and has worked in the field for 22 years. He has a Master’s of Arts degree in Management.
Hobbies and interests include: skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and water sports.
Justin Fagnant, LCSW is the Program Manager for both the New Vista Youth Services and Aspire Youth Services treatment programs. He has been working at WMH since 2006, and as a therapist since 2010 and he speaks Spanish. He is NOJOS certified and has experience working with youth with sexual behavior problems and children who have experienced trauma in their lives.
Justin enjoys spending his free time with his family attending BYU sporting events and coaching kids’ sports teams.
Jaime L. Houskeeper, Psy.D. has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since 2010 and is currently working as the Program Manager for Psychological Assessment Services, Medical Services, Jail Services, Clerical Support Services, and Outside Providers. Dr. Houskeeper specializes in psychological assessments of adults and children, including diagnostic clarification, parental fitness evaluations, adolescent psychosexual evaluations, and neuropsychological evaluations. Therapy interests include working with LGBT individuals.
Dr. Houskeeper enjoys trail running, backpacking, cooking, and reading.
Bryant Jenks, LMFT is the Program Manager of the American Fork Family Clinic and School-based Services in Utah County where 100+ schools are served. 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.
Michael King, LCSW is the Program Manager for the GIANT Steps program. He has worked at WMH since 2003 in a variety of positions. He has been trained in the “Early Start Denver Model for Autism Treatment, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-focused CBT. Michael has experience working with adults, families, and children who have struggled with a variety of mental health issues in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Michael enjoys facilitating group therapy and has experience running groups for autism support, social skills, anger management, DBT skills, and trauma-related issues. Michael has loved working at Wasatch Mental Health and loves helping families reach their goals. He sees challenges as opportunities for growth and uses a strengths-based approach in his practice. He listens empathetically and collaborates with the people he works with to develop recovery plans that are evidence based and that the families are comfortable trying to work on their goals.
Michael has been married for 16 years and has 3 children. In the summer, he loves fishing, rock climbing, and backpacking with his family. In the winter, Michael can be found snowboarding and sledding with his kids. He also enjoys cooking, painting, and playing the guitar and drums.
Kip Landon LCSW is the Program Manager for Crisis Services at Wasatch Mental Health. This includes the operations and services of several departments located at the Recovery Outreach Center and Intensive Residential Treatment. Kip attended BYU- Idaho and has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and recreation therapy, then attended graduate school at BYU and received a Masters degree in clinical social work. Kip has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and still enjoys working with individuals who reside at various inpatient psychiatric hospitals. During his career, Kip has worked in various capacities, including substance abuse and addiction recovery, individual and group psychotherapy, and also specializes in crisis mental health interventions. Part of his role at Wasatch Mental Health is overseeing the involuntary civil commitment laws and procedures used in Utah County. Kip assisted in the creation and development of the Wasatch Mental Health Recovery Outreach Center.
Kip is married with three children and enjoys football, weight training, rock n roll, and learning about the history and evolution of psychotherapy.
Sue Leavitt, LCSW. Program Manager. Substance Use Disorders. Sue Leavitt has worked for Wasatch Mental Health since 1989, working in various levels of care from Skills Development to Crisis Services. Sue completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah and her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of New England . Over her years of experience, Sue has had the privilege of working with many individuals who suffered from a broad spectrum of personal issues, including mental health disorders and substance use disorders. She has vast experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder,and substance abuse.
Her background enables her to be an extremely effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse populations.
Bret Linton, LCSW is the Program Manager for Clinical Performance and Compliance. Bret earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Psychology in 2000. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Social Work from BYU in April of 2002, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University in May of 2011. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the Adult Outpatient Department at Wasatch Mental Health since 2002. He has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Constructive Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy, and enjoys working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma, and relational problems; especially focusing on assisting his clients to develop skills to be able to cope effectively with the stressors in their lives.
In his spare time, Bret enjoys a variety of hobbies including cooking, yard work, exercise, reading and spending time with his family.
Monte Memmott, CMHC. Criminal Justice Program Manager. Monte has worked as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for over 10 years contracted with the Utah County Jail and he has worked for Wasatch Mental Health since 2002 in other capacities. Monte has experience working with clients coping with trauma, substance abuse, addiction, and other mental health issues. He has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, as well as being an EMDR trained clinician.
Monte is married with three children. He is an avid baseball fan who makes it a priority to attend at least a couple MLB games each season. On the weekends he enjoys being at home with family and barbequing or smoking in the backyard.
Francis Quan has been working in the IT department at Wasatch Mental Health since 1999 and has been the manager since 2003. He and his staff are responsible for the maintenance of the company’s computers, servers, and electronic health record system. Francis has a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Chad Shubin, LMFT has worked at Wasatch Mental Health since 2007 as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Currently Chad is the Program Manager of the Wasatch County Family Clinic in Heber. He enjoys working with families that have children who struggle with social interactions and/or have a hard time behaviorally.
Chad believes that sometimes the best therapist a child can have is their own parent. He works to help parents take on the role of “their own family therapist” and strives to help parents better understand their child’s behavior. Focus is placed on providing parents with a spectrum of useful and dynamic tools to use in their therapeutic parenting. Through this approach it is hoped that parents can develop themselves to the point that they can assess each situation. Then based on that assessment with their new found understanding apply the tools they feel will produce the best possible outcome in each moment. An important element of Chad’s practice is focusing on interventions that will not only help produce the best possible outcome now, but will also help the child and family over the course of a lifetime.
Scott Taylor, LCSW is the Program Manager over the Provo Family Clinic, Stride, and the Xcel Program. He graduated from BYU with his Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1996 and has worked at Wasatch Mental Health since that time. During his career in the mental health field Scott has worked closely with DCFS and JJS in clinical and administrative capacities, giving him a broad understanding of youth and families involved in these systems and how the systems function. Scott has specialized training and experience working with youth/family crisis, foster children, post-adoption issues, and latency /adolescent age behavioral and emotional concerns.
Scott is married and has 4 children. His favorite past times are being with family, and playing basketball, and golf.