Our office focuses on: Empower, Hope, Resolve. Life offers many challenges and when things get overwhelming, reaching out for help is the first step. You will find the help you are searching for in our office.
Gayle Wyner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience. She earned a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Work.
She has been a successful therapist for many years and has also effectively facilitated several mediations and/or parent coordination cases to help with high conflict resolution. She has been successful in helping children, adolescents and adults work through their mental health issues. She is EMDR certified and has extensive experience with postpartum depression, domestic violence, trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, PTSD, addictions, life changes in elderly care and many other mental health diagnoses. She is also specialized in marriage, family and relationship counseling. Additionally, with her training as a mediator and parent coordinator she is an excellent choice to help guide clients to a successful outcome.
Gayle is a member of the following organizations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Utah Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care (USSWLHC) and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She has worked in both non-profit and private clinical settings. She presents regularly at conferences, workshops and high schools.
Gayle’s years of professional experience reflects a lifelong commitment to helping people whether it is through counseling, mediation or parent coordination.
Gina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Science.
She has worked with women and families most of her career and has extensive experience and specialized training in trauma and the following areas; mood disorders, women’s health, medical social work, addiction, criminal justice, domestic violence prevention including sexual assault, victim advocacy, child welfare, crisis intervention, family systems, the effects of violence of children, offender intervention, women Veterans and military culture. She is trained in EMDR, a recommended treatment for trauma and other disorders according to the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE).
Gina directed the statewide program for women Veterans at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah as the Women Veterans Program Manager for 8 years. She was the advocate and advisor for women Veterans and developed a holistic, trauma specific and nationally recognized program.
Gina is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has worked in both public and private clinical settings. She taught at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor. She presents regularly at conferences and workshop and provides professional trainings nationally.
Cassidy is a Certified Social Worker with 2 years of experience working with children, teens and adults. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah.
Everybody goes through hard times. Cassidy understands that life can be challenging and sometimes it is difficult to ask for help. Coming to therapy is a great step toward feeling better. Cassidy offers a safe, open and non-judgmental space in her office.
Cassidy is trained in EMDR. She is passionate about helping others work through trauma, depression, anxiety and other life challenges.
Creativity and mindfulness are things Cassidy likes to incorporate into her practice. She finds it important to live authentically and wholeheartedly. She aims to help her clients do the same. Cassidy has a passion and experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ population.
In her free time, Cassidy loves to go hiking, quilt, travel and spend time with her family and friends.
Amanda graduated with her Master of Social Work from Widener University in Chester, PA in 2006. She worked for a community mental health agency in New Jersey providing intensive in-home services to families involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as providing services to adolescents on probation in an intensive outpatient substance abuse program. Following this, she functioned as a case manager for a county SSI/SSD Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) initiative, helping individuals with co-occurring disorders apply for Social Security benefits. Amanda came to Utah in 2011 and began working as a mental health provider in a primary care setting for female Veterans at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. In 2013, she began at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute as a youth inpatient social worker. After a short stretch at a substance abuse residential, Amanda returned to UNI to work on the Safe UT Text Line. She is now the Program Coordinator for the SAMHSA Follow-up Program, as well as a part-time therapist at Sunrise Solutions. Amanda is licensed as a designated examiner for the State of Utah, trained in Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and a volunteer with the Utah Crisis Counseling Program.
Jenny Brand Maldonado is a graduate of Argosy University’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program. Trained in multiple Family Systems models, Jenny’s strengths are in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Experiential Family Therapy. Jenny also uses sand play, family sculpting, and Structural Family Therapy, as well as Internal Family Systems interventions. Jenny approaches her clinical work from a collaborative, strength-based perspective, which focuses on helping her clients access the tools and resilience they inherently possess. She helps individuals strengthen their relationships by highlighting their commitment to personal values and congruence with themselves and others.
Along with her experience working with individuals, Jenny has a strong background working with adolescents, couples, and families experiencing crisis, life transitions, loss, and grief. Jenny is experienced using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). Jenny’s clinical background includes resolving complex issues of trauma, abuse, reactive attachment, spirituality, and perfectionism. She works with families and couples needing clinical services for divorce preparation and blended family adjustment. Jenny also works with couples needing assistance to work through infidelity, intimacy, and addiction issues.
Jenny’s clinical work reflects her commitment to hope and healing in relationship and mental health issues. She has worked in not-for-profit, corporate residential, and private clinical settings. Jenny is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).