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.

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, 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.

Juergen Korbanka, PhD  and Executive Director of WMH is a Licensed Psychologist who has been working at Wasatch Mental Health for most of his professional career.  He started as a Psychology Intern in 1993 and has worked his way up to Executive Director.  He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Designated Examiner, and is a member of the Utah State Crisis Team.  Juergen speaks German and he enjoys working with adults with a range of issues, such as:  depression and mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and more severe psychopathologies.  He has worked with domestic violence perpetrators and individuals with personality disorders.  His research interests include: evidence-based and outcome oriented, time-limited treatment programs, program effectiveness, and treatment efficiency.  He has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences and has been teaching at the graduate level for 20 years.  Dr. Korbanka has published in Psychological Reports (1997 & 2003) and the Journal for Interpersonal Violence (2000).  He co-authored “Research and Statistics for Social Sciences (2004) and a workbook on treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse Issues.  Recognitions include an Outstanding Practitioner Award (2003), a Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), a Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), an Employee of the Year Award (2000), an Excellence of Teaching Award (1999), and an Outstanding Service Award (1998).

Juergen enjoys reading, long distance running, triathlons, motorcycle riding (road and dirt), and traveling.

Brian Arnesen, Ph.D. is a psychologist in the American Fork office with over 31 years of experience.  He is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and he often uses imagery and CBT is his clinical work.  Dr. Arnesen enjoys working with adults, particularly those with traumatic and dissociative issues.

Dr. Arnesen is married and loves his relationship with his wife, seven children, and four grandchildren.  He enjoys travel, music, theater, and reading.

Derra Gullickson, Psy.D moved from Chicago, Illinois and has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since 2017. She is currently a Psychology Resident with Psychological Assessment Services. Dr. Gullickson has many interests within therapy and assessment services and primarily enjoys working with adults. She provides individual therapy working from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework and utilizes the Recovery Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She is particularly interested in diversity and multiculturalism. Dr. Gullickson is also trained and certified to assess and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2).

During the work day, you’ll find Dr. Gullickson in her office diffusing essential oils and listening to 90’s boy-band/pop or country music while completing her duties. Dr. Gullickson has many passions outside of her work at Wasatch Mental Health including crossfit, hiking, camping, painting, Netflix binging, and eating tacos or burgers on a local patio. Her favorite animals are dogs, pigs, dolphins, and camels.

Mitch Harris, PhD  Provo Psychologist

Mitch Harris, Ph.D., has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since late 2018. Dr. Harris specializes in psychological and neuropsychological assessments of adults and children, including diagnostic questions, disability questions, forensic, psychosexual, and risk assessment. In therapy, he has helped individuals and couples with various issues. Dr. Harris has experience helping people with serious or chronic mental health conditions that are not responding to other forms of treatment, and has worked in outreach, treatment, and housing for people struggling with homelessness.

A cyclist and skier, Dr. Harris also enjoys travel and conversation.

Amedee St Pierre PsyD  Provo Psychologist

Amedee J. St.Pierre, Psy.D. has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since 2016 and is currently a Psychology Resident within Psychological Assessment Services. Dr. St.Pierre specializes in psychological assessments of adults and children, including diagnostic clarification, neuropsychological evaluations, assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and assessment of prodromal and ongoing psychosis. He has been trained and is certified to diagnose prodromal and first episode psychosis through the Structured Interview for Prodromal Symptoms (SIPS) evaluation.  Therapy interests including working from a psychodynamically and relationally informed framework.

Dr. St.Pierre enjoys hiking, classical music and travelling.

Sean D. Seabridge, Ph.D. has been working at Wasatch Mental Health since 2017 and is currently a Psychology Resident within Psychological Assessment Services. Dr. Seabridge specializes in psychological assessments of children and adults, including diagnostic clarification, neuropsychological evaluations, and disruptive behavior disorders in children. Therapy interests include behaviorally-based parent training interventions for children with disruptive behavior problems, and CBT-based approaches for working with adolescents with anxiety disorders.

Dr. Seabridge enjoys gardening, traveling to new places, and spending time outside with his dogs.

Mike Wilkins, Ph.D.  is a Supervisor and licensed psychologist at the Payson Family Clinic. He has doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and specializes in grief and bereavement. Dr. Wilkins works with all ages, couples and families on a variety of mental health issues. He also provides psychological assessments.

Mike enjoys the outdoors, campfires, and activities with his family.

Following is a sample of professionals who have provided instruction as guest lecturers in specialty areas:

Richard Heaps, Ph.D., ABPP
Faculty: Brigham Young University

Rick Biesinger, Psy.D.
Private Practice Psychologist

Gary Burlingame, Ph.D.
Faculty: Brigham Young University

Michael Lambert, Ph.D.
Faculty: Brigham Young University

Joseph Yau, M.D.
Clinical Director, Valley Mental Health

Aaron Bigler, Ph.D., ABPP
Faculty; Brigham Young University and University of Utah

Members of the clinical and administrative staff of Wasatch Mental Health also provide instruction for the interns. A sample of those follows:

Randy Huntington, LCSW
Adult Division Director, Wasatch Mental Health

Dean Anderson, LCSW
Program Manager, Wasatch Mental Health

Scott Taylor, LCSW
Program Manager, Wasatch Mental Health

Catherine Johnson, LCSW
Youth Division Director, Wasatch Mental Health

Tim McGaughy, M.D.
Medical Director, Wasatch Mental Health