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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.

Mental Health Therapists

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Christian Monson PsyD

Christian Monson, PsyD

Psychologist - Orem Office

LaDawn Lowder, LCSW

Therapist - Brigham City Office

Shannon Aaron CSW

Shannon Aaron, CSW

Therapist - Orem Office

Susannah Grover Neilson

Susannah Grover, LCSW

Therapist - Orem Office

Joseph DeLuca LCSW

Joseph DeLuca, LCSW

Therapist - Orem Office

Josie Giles Student Therapist

Josie Giles

Student Therapist

Recreation Therapists & Admin

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Chelsea Oliver, MTRS

Chelsea Oliver, MTRS

Recreation Therapist - Orem Office

Ashley Alvarez, CTRS

Ashley Alvarez, CTRS

Recreation Therapist - Orem Office

Rachel Englis, CTRS

Rachel Englis, CTRS

Recreation Therapist - Orem Office

DaNette Monson

DaNette Monson, Program Manager

Orem & Brigham City

Anna Polley, CTRS

Anna Polley, CTRS

Recreation Therapist - Orem Office

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LaDawn Lowder knows what it’s like when you’ve hit rock bottom and feel like there is no way to recover. As a previous counselor for clients recently exonerated from the legal system, LaDawn has extensive experience with helping people overcome addictions, shake off despair and create hope in their lives, even when it feels there is no hope to be found. But LaDawn’s experience doesn’t stop there. LaDawn has a tender place in her heart for healing bent and broken relationships between teens and parents, as well as between partners and spouses. She excels at helping people identify and work through areas of weakness, as well as helping them recognize and celebrate their strengths. Using techniques such as CBT, ACT, Experiential therapy, Talk therapy and Nature based therapies LaDawn empowers her clients with coping skills and confidence to enable them to live their best lives. LaDawn only has a few openings left for new clients this month, would you like to start your journey today?
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Brigham City Office
Joseph DeLuca LCSW
Joseph finds deep joy in being part of the 'change process' with clients. He focuses on providing a safe and listening atmosphere where clients gain stability and understanding. Joseph does this by using therapy skills and approaches such as: Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Flash Technique, CBT, DBT, and IFS.
Joseph hopes all clients come to understand that life can be difficult and you don't have to struggle on your journey alone. During sessions with Joseph, clients gain resilience and are empowered to address struggles in healthy ways.
When not at the office, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family which has master the art of teaching him the meaning of love and patience.

Spanish & English Speaking

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Orem Office
Shannon Aaron CSW
Shannon Aaron has a tender place in her heart for healing bent and broken relationships between teens and parents, as well as between partners and spouses and is certified in Gottman Couples Therapy. She excels at helping people identify and work through areas of weakness, as well as helping them recognize and celebrate their strengths. But Shannon’s expertise for helping people doesn’t stop there. Everyday, Shannon helps clients navigate anxiety, depression, life transitions and faith exploration. Shannon is a valiant defender of people who have been abused, neglected, or experienced trauma of any type and is always expanding her skills to help this population (including EMDR and PTSD training). Shannon uses techniques such as CBT, ACT, Experiential therapy, Talk therapy and Nature based therapies to empower her clients with coping skills and confidence to enable them to live their best lives. Shannon only has a few openings left for new clients this month so consider scheduling today.
Clinical Social Worker - Orem Office
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 frenchfry 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.
Recreation Therapist - Orem Office
Dr Christian H Monson Heber City and Orem Utah
Christian Monson has catered his practice to be there for those moments in your life when you realize that “Something has to change. Things aren’t quite right. You never thought you’d act the way you do when you’re pushed the wrong way by things you can’t control, or by people who should love and understand you.” He gets it. He really does. And good news, he can help. Dr Christian Monson has extensive training on personality & mood disorders, helping navigate the pains of infidelity, grief, loss, and trauma. He is keenly aware of the silent anguish caused by caregiver fatigue, chronic conditions, identity crises, faith loss and life transitions. You don’t have to suffer alone. In fact, with Dr Monson by your side, your journey towards wellness and healing will feel less intense with each passing therapy session.
Psychologist - Orem Office
Rachel Englis, CTRS
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.
Recreation Therapist - Orem Office
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.
Recreation Therapist - Orem Office
Anna excels at simply being present with people. She pursued a Recreation Therapy Bachelor Degree because it brought together her two loves in life: people and outdoors. Anna believes everyone can benefit from Nature and Recreation therapies, especially clients seeking to develop coping and/or behavioral stabilization skills.
Anna also has extensive experience working with a wide variety of populations who have physical or mental disabilities. Some of those settings are adaptive outdoor recreation (including ropes courses) working with youth in camp retreats, residential treatment, wilderness therapy, as well as Veterans in long-term assisted-living.
When not working, she's chasing a toddler. Coming from Washington state, she enjoys huckleberry picking, floating rivers, yoga, climbing, canyoneering, backpacking, road-tripping, and primitive survival skills.
Recreation Therapist - Orem Office
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.
LCSW - Orem Office - Waitlist

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