ACMHC

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith, Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Utah State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and is a Nationally Board-Certified Clinician. Michelle works as the Clinical Consultant for The Journey Counseling Center. Michelle enjoys specializing in populations with executive functioning disorders, Autism, and ADHD. She is currently working on certification for the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.  Michelle is licensed to work clinically with domestic violence issues. She is Adlerian based, emphasizing the importance of relationships within our lives, and how individuals fit within such relationships. She works with cognitive based interventions, including CBT and behavior modification. She is also trained in EMDR, Sandtray, Play Therapy, AutPlay, and Expressive Arts. She enjoys working with children and adolescents, as well as adults.

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Rylee Lester
LCSW
Rylee Lester, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), graduated from the University of Utah and obtained a master's degree in social work with a concentration in mental health. Rylee is a certified clinician in Mind-Body Bridging, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement
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Ashley Tuft
AMFT
Ashley Tuft, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT), received a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Degree from Utah State University. She is passionate about working with couples and families and helping relationships thrive. She is licensed to work clinically with domestic violence issues.
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Candace Sam
LCSW
Candace Sam, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and then completed a Master of Social Work degree from University of Southern California (Fight On!). She has been a licensed therapist since 2015 and loves working
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