Meet the Staff

Janet Nimer Wilson, LCSW

Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is currently the Clinical Director of the Utah Healing Center.  She has over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults achieving their therapeutic goals. Janet graduated from Westminster with a degree in Psychology and from the University of Utah with a Masters in Social Work. She has worked at the University of Utah Hospital as a Crisis Worker in the Emergency Room and as a Mental Health Examiner for Salt Lake County. Janet has been an expert witness in District and Juvenile Court. She has experience in doing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) with first responders to a disaster, and employees of organizations, who have experienced a life changing trauma incident. Janet is currently a volunteer with the Red Cross on the Disaster Mental Health Team.  She is also a Certified Crisis Counselor for the State of Utah.  Her expertise includes trauma focused therapy.  Janet is a Certified and an approved EMDRIA Consultant. She has extensive training in EMDR, specifically in treating complex trauma (multiple traumas), sexual abuse, and women’s issues.  She also has extensive training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). She approaches therapy from a systems perspective including the entire family even when working with individuals.  Janet uses an array of evidence-based practices with all her clients.  She specializes in diagnosing, treating and developing appropriate treatment plans for individuals and families.  Janet has worked with mood disorders, traumatic events, chronic mental health problems and parenting issues.

Janelle Nimer, PhD, LCSW

Janelle Nimer, Ph.D., LCSW has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families achieving their therapeutic goals. Dr. Nimer graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Social Work and from the University of Tennessee with a Doctorate in Social Work.  Dr. Nimer also completed a three-year doctoral fellowship focusing on Veterinary Social Work.  She also worked at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital where she was able to work with children in crises, who had experienced a traumatic event, and who were dealing with chronic illnesses. Dr. Nimer approaches therapy from a systems perspective including the entire family even when working individuals. Dr. Nimer uses an array of evidence-based practices with all her clients. She is the former Chair of the board of  Therapy Animals of Utah (an affiliate of Pet Partners formerly know as Delta Society). Dr. Nimer is completing her certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Registered Play Therapy Certification (RPT), Animal-Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT), and Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA). Dr. Nimer has been conducting animal-assisted interventions for over 10 years. She has been an expert witness in Juvenile Court.  She also has experience in doing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) with first responders to a disaster, and employees of organizations, who have experienced a life changing grief and trauma incident(s). Dr. Nimer’s passion is working with children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral issues while incorporating animals into treatment. She also enjoys working with adults with mood disorders, grief, compassion fatigue, family issues, and parenting. She has training to work with individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and terminal illnesses. She also has training to work with all individuals who have experienced a traumatic event.  Currently, Dr. Nimer is only accepting patients who would like to work with dogs or horses during their therapeutic treatment.

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Sara Webb, APRN

Sara Webb, APRN has 4 years experience working as a nurse. She graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Nursing. While she was working on her Bachelor’s Degree she completed a LDS mission to Bangkok Thailand. In 2012, Sara started working as a grief group facilitator at the Bradley Center for Grieving Children and Families. While she was achieving her Masters of Science in Nursing degree she also completed two internships at the Veterans’ Affairs Outpatient Clinic and the First Step House Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facility. Sara also has experience as a Teacher’s Assistant for a course a BYU entitled Psychiatric Nursing. Please call our office at 801-266-4643 to inquire about the insurance panels she is on.

Joshua Childs, LSCW

Joshua is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adults, adolescence and families for over 8 years.  He graduated from Utah State University with his Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.  Joshua received his Masters in Social work at Brigham Young University.  For the last three years, his focus has been helping adults with addictions, physical disabilities, and mental health disorders achieve their vocational goals.  Joshua also has experience providing individual and group therapy for inmates in the Davis County Jail who were enrolled in the Recovery Substance Abuse Program (RSAT).   Joshua uses various evidenced- based therapeutic approaches to address the unique needs of each client, which enables client-directed therapy.  He enjoys working with couples, especially those who suffer with addictions, adults with various mood disorders, and families with children who have special needs.

Alison Dinkelman, LCSW

Alison graduated from the University of Utah receiving her Master’s Degree in social work.  Alison has 4 years of experience working with children and adolescents in many different settings, such as residential treatment and early intervention. She also has experience working with children and families in crisis at Primary Children’s Hospital. She has also been trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Alison has experience and is passionate about working with children involved with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). During her Master’s she worked with DCFS and foster care, adoption, kinship, and reunification divisions.  Alison is also passionate about working with children coping with trauma and grief and loss. She is currently undergoing training to work with children and adolescents facing issues related to grief and loss.

Patricia, Cox, CMHC

Pat has been working in the social service field for 25 years in a variety of positions. She enjoys working with each client to identify their needs and their approach to situations in their current lives as well as in their past. She has been trained in EMDR and focuses on assisting those that have experienced sexual and physical abuse as children. For her, it is the most satisfying experience to see her clients heal through the EMDR process. Her goal as a therapist is to assist each client individually to find the power to develop positive skills and change the direction of their lives. Pat enjoys laughing with her clients and identifying skills that will assist them to have a positive outlook on life. She loves working with each client and learning from them individually; Pat feels It makes her a better therapist and a better person.