Dave graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Communications, and later continued his education at Argosy University, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dave has worked as a Clinical Director and Primary Therapist in both residential and outpatient settings, and was a live-in family teacher. With a decade of experience in the mental health treatment field, Dave has been certified in multiple treatment modalities, such as Brainspotting and the Teaching Family Model, and has been able to help countless numbers of individuals and families work through difficult and traumatic experiences. He has an exceptional ability to compassionately and expertly support and guide individuals through the challenges of life and has also served as a mentor to others in the field.
In his free time, he enjoys golf, soccer, baseball, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with his wife Kris, three daughters, and two dogs.
Christy graduated from Dixie State University with a degree in Psychology, and later continued her education at Walden University where she completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her undergraduate degree, her primary focus was on Attachment and Behavioral Neuroscience. While completing her Master’s degree, she focused on Trauma and Addiction.
Christy has worked with teenagers in several different settings, including a private transitional program for young adults, Utah’s Juvenile Justice system, addictions rehabilitation, and most recently in a public mental health agency. She is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is currently completing the certification process for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Christy is a passionate advocate for her clients, and believes that “all behavior makes sense”, particularly when viewing such through a trauma lens.
In her free time, Christy enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, going to the movies, getting out into nature with her camera, and going to the gym.
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Danielle has been lucky enough to work with adolescents and young adults in a wide range of settings for the last 6 years. Originally starting out in a residential setting, Danielle learned quickly how healing it is for clients to work in nature as well as with animals. Wanting to explore this more, Danielle was able to expand her demographics, working with adolescents and young adults in a residential wilderness therapy program who have a wide range of psychological, social and emotional needs.
Danielle has a deep understanding of the importance of working with families as well as with the clients to provide the best clinical experience that allow for everyone involved to grow as individuals. Danielle believes in a holistic approach, pulling from a variety of therapies to best fit each individual’s specific needs. Danielle takes pride in setting a safe and comfortable environment for her clients and self by aiding each new student to better understand the relational, not just at Ashcreek, but at home as well.
Danielle was born and raised in New England. As a true New Englander, Danielle loves spending time immersed in all of nature’s glory. Some favorites are hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, rock climbing, camping, traveling the world, spending time meeting new people and reminding herself how beautiful life can be.
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Jake received his Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Degree from the University of Utah. He is also licensed in the State of Nevada where he serves the under privileged population in Southern Nevada. Jake worked at the behavioral health unit at the IHC Hospital in St. George Utah and the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah.
Jake has worked in multiple levels of behavioral health treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, wilderness and a number of residential programs. He has grown to love treating the adolescent and young adult population and customizes every treatment plan to their situation.
Jake’s theory on medication management is to use the least amount of medication possible to stabilize the individual. This in turn allows the patient to develop appropriate coping skills and to not always have to rely on medication to solve the problem at hand.
While he’s not treating patients, Jake spends his time outdoors, either hiking, mountain biking, or boating. He especially enjoys spending time with his children and especially his grandchildren.