Meet the Team

Rest Assured - Our Providers Know Their Stuff...

Our Psychologist and Mental Health Counselors are either Masters level or Doctoral level providers, and all of our Recreational Therapists have obtained 4-6 YEARS of college training specifically for Recreation Therapy. Combined, they have decades worth of experience and accreditations which equip them with priceless knowledge they pass on to you, our clients.
Dr Christian Monson

Dr. Monson earned Bachelor degrees in Therapeutic Recreation and in Psychology in 2006. While obtaining his Masters & Doctorate of Psychology, he researched the effects of recreation and spirituality on well-being. During the past decade, Dr. Monson has served clients of all demographics. He is versatile in using many therapeutic modalities in order to cater treatment to the needs of each individual client. Additionally, Dr. Monson is a preferred provider of Psychological Testing & Neuropsychological testing throughout the state of Utah.

AREAS OF SPECIALITY:
* Psychological Testing
* Virtual Reality Therapy
* All psychological diagnosis
* Marital / Couples Therapy
* Depression & Anxiety
* Family Systems
* Spiritual wellness
* Trauma &/or PTSD
* Self Actualization

Psychologist
Dr Christian H Monson Heber City and Orem Utah
Susannah Grover, LCSW

Susannah Grover has always been driven to help people feel connection, love, and acceptance. She believes that we are social beings that need one another to grow, learn, and heal from the experiences of life. She became a therapist with this intent. She currently works with youth ages 12-18 years old at a local charter school as a mental health counselor. She has had experience working with younger youth and adults as well. She applies a variety of therapeutic approaches in her counseling: Mindfulness, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2002. She has had much practical experience as a mother of four children. She graduated from The University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Psychology and Brigham Young University with an MSW degree.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Chelsea Oliver

Chelsea received a Bachelor degree in Psychology, and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Chelsea has been happily working in mental health since 2009 as she constantly strives to help others develop individual talents, find personal fulfillment, and prepare socially and emotionally to thrive in their community. Chelsea is a PEERS for Young Adults Certified Provider, and serves on the Utah Recreation Therapy Association board. Chelsea is a french fry connoisseur and will never say no to chocolate or Dr. Pepper. When Chelsea is not working, she can be found with her family playing games, trying new restaurants, cooking, and camping.

AREAS OF SPECIALITY:
* Autism
*ADHD
*Depression
* Anxiety
*Couples
*Family
* LGBTQ+
* More...

MTRS, CTRS, TRS
Chelsea Oliver
Charlene Clayton

Charlene has been working as a Recreation Therapist in hospital and community settings for over ten years. In that time, she has had clients who have battled mental/behavioral health, cancer, obesity, special needs, and more. Charlene strives to help others work on loving themselves while also trying to improve themselves. Her desire is to help her clients set goals and work to achieve them through recreational interventions. Through these, she hopes they will feel safe enough to push outside their comfort zone and experience adventures that at one point may not have seemed possible.

AREAS OF SPECIALITY:
* Body Image
* Eating Disorders
* Self Esteem
* Depression
* Lack of Motivation
* Anxiety
* Teens and Adults
* Self Actualization

CTRS, RTS
Charlene Clayton, CTRS Experience Mental Wellness
Ashley Alvarez

Ashley has a passion for fun and a love for serving people. She has been a professional clown for 12 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation in 2017 from Brigham Young University. She has worked with adolescents and families from around the country as a Recreational Therapist. Ashley specializes in challenging outdoor experiences including rock climbing, rappelling, and ropes courses. Her other passions include; yoga, sound baths, kayaking, butterfly pinning, and going to museums with her two spunky children.

AREA SPECIALITY:
* Oppositional Defiance
* Self Acceptance
* Anxiety/Depression
* Self-Harm
* Autism
* Self Esteem
* Family Therapy
* Sand Tray Therapy

CTRS, TRS
Katie Balling

Katie graduated from the University of Utah in 2019 with a degree in Recreational Therapy and a minor in Psychology. Since her graduation, she has worked in psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers, primarily with female adolescents. She particularly enjoys working with clients to develop self-efficacy and resilience.
She is currently attending Rocky Mountain University to obtain her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will be graduating from their program in 2024. In her free time, she enjoys photography, walking her two corgis, being outside, spending time with family, doing yoga, and reading.

CTRS, TRS
Recreation Therapy Private practive Utah
Rachel Englis

Rachel graduated with a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Utah in 2021. Rachel is passionate about recreation and leisure and is actively involved in many recreational activities. Not only does she enjoy seeing how recreation has benefited her life, Rachel enjoys seeing how recreation and leisure can lead to improved health for the people she works with. Rachel has experience working with individuals of all ages with spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. Rachel's hobbies include running, biking, hiking, swimming, backpacking, playing soccer, and spending time with her family.

CTRS, TRS
Rachel Englis, CTRS

Behind the Scenes

DaNette Monson

Program Manager / Co-Owner

Emily Ward

Marketing Manager

Kevin Baggerly

Marketing Intern

Becky M'Govern

Marketing Assistant

Elizabeth Hawkers

Elizabeth Hawkers

Intern

Brianna Perry

Intern

Brennen Till

Brennen Till

Intern

Mia Jones

Intern

Contact Us

Give us a call at (385) 312-0787  or fill in the form below and we will contact you. We endeavor to answer all inquiries within 24 hours on business days.