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 Bachelor’s in Psychology and from the University of Utah with a Master’s 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 Master’s 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.
Kara Diersing Clapp, PhD, NP-c, CNS-BC
Kara has over 35 years of experience in nursing—10 as a Psychiatric RN and 22 years as an APRN. She holds two certifications as an APRN. In 1993 she started the first aftercare program in Ohio for mental health clientele served in a home care setting. Her dissertation focused on children under age 18 years who were caregivers and resulted in the first mid-range theory on young care-giving. She loves helping people and her unique style of care blends traditional medicine with alternative traditions, using evidence-based research when possible. When describing herself, she will say “I’m an international travel junkie who likes to knit and dead-lift and who married her best friend, Glenn.” And when it comes to life? “Enjoy the journey—the good, the bad, and all the stuff in between.”
Please call our office at 801-266-4643 to inquire about the insurance panels she is on.
David Kidd, LCSW
David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. David enjoys working with adolescents and adults. He worked as a Youth Advocate for four years in an inner city middle school working to help teens gain confidence in their own abilities. In addition he helped families learn to work together to build positive relationships with their teens. He completed a one-year internship working with seventh and eighth graders under the direction of a social worker and school counselors in SLC School District. He completed a second internship with LDS Family Services and upon completion was hired working with those who struggle with addiction, OCD, depression, and various forms of anxiety. He co-facilitated the Pornography Treatment Workshop group with LDS Family services as an intern and for one year following. He has worked with individuals preparing for LDS missions and has experience completing pre-mission assessments. He has also worked with early release missionaries.
Mariah Peterson, LCSW
Chris Adams, LCSW
Chris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in mental health for 5 years. He received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, graduating with his Master’s in 2016. He is EMDR trained and working toward certification. His focus is helping adults suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other effects of trauma. He also works with adults, adolescents, and children with ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dissociation, insecure attachment, and chronic pain among other issues. He believes that the most effective treatments involve the mind, body, and spirit. He is trained as a level 1 yoga therapist and is working toward full certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. With an undergraduate background in cognitive neuroscience, he works to balance and integrate spirituality and the traditional practice of yoga with modern, evidence-based therapies. Along with mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and EMDR, he frequently uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. His goal is to help clients not only reduce the pain of their symptoms but live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Katie Ovrom, CSW
Katie Ovrom is a Certified Social Worker passionate about using trauma-informed and multiculturally oriented practices to foster recovery and empowerment in adolescents and adults. She is committed to collaborating with the client to understand how even the most debilitating forms of anxiety, depression, and destructive behaviors reflect and support our inherent will to survive, learn, and connect. She incorporates attachment theory to assess how old patterns may be operating in the present and uses the framework of Judith Herman’s three stages of recovery (stabilization, reprocessing, and reconnection) to guide her work. She is trained in Feminist Multicultural Theory and analysis and is LGBTQIA+ affirmative. Clients can be confident that she will respect their identities, honor their strengths, and allow them to guide the pace and direction of counseling. The most common modalities she uses are EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness based interventions. She has additional training in working with self-harming behaviors, Mindfulness Oriented Recovery Enhancement, and the treatment of trauma. She is also a 1000 hour trained yoga instructor and she incorporates mindfulness skills into all of her work in order to promote a greater sense of wellbeing.
Katie Ovrom es una trabajadora social que se especializa en la recuperación postraumática. Ella se dedica a colaborar con sus clientes tanto para entender el orígen de sus problemas como para encontrar la mejor manera de mejorar la salud mental para poder salir adelante en la vida. Como terapeuta ella incorpora la teoría del apego para evaluar como patrones viejos pueden estar operando en el presente y utiliza el marco de las tres etapas de recuperación (estabilización, reprocesamiento, y la conexión social) creado por Dr. Judith Herman para guiar su trabajo con clientes. Ella tiene experiencia trabajando con gente de una variedad de culturas, creencias, y con la comunidad LGBTQ+. Las psicoterapias que ofrece incluyen EMDR (DRMO en español), la terapia de aceptación y compromiso (ACT), la terapia cognitiva, y la práctica de la consciencia plena (mindfulness). Tiene experiencia trabajando con la depresión, ansiedad, y estrés postraumático, y entrenamiento especializado en el tratamiento de comportamientos auto destructivos. También es instructora de yoga en Salt Lake City e incorpora técnicas de la consciencia plena (mindfulness) y del yoga en su trabajo con clientes para aumentar el sentido de bienestar.
Si le interesa más información sobre las terapias que se ofrece, puede revisar los siguientes sitios web:
Erick Panike, CSW
Erick is a Certified Social Worker. He received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Erick is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and has been trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing through the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. Erick has also completed training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skill Training, Chain Analysis, and Validation Principles through Behavioral Tech, Inc. Erick has completed coursework in ACT Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Prior to becoming clinically licensed, Erick spent four years working for the Utah Division of Child and Family Services providing case management for families involved in Utah’s Child Welfare system, and also worked as a Bachelor’s Level social worker providing direct support and skills coaching to adolescents on a DBT Focused partial hospitalization unit. In all, Erick has been studying and working in the field of Mental Health in one way or another since 2005.
Erick works primarily with adults and adolescents who are experiencing the effects of trauma. When working with trauma, Erick follows the three-phase trauma treatment model outlined by Dr. Judith Herman. Stage 1 is Stabilization and is focused on building skills for managing the emotional fallout of trauma and learning to find a sense of safety in the present moment. Stage 2 is Remembering and focuses on remembering, mourning, and letting go of the emotions surrounding past traumas. Stage 3 is Reconnection and focuses on engaging with the world in a new way without the burden of trauma.
Erick is an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist and co-facilitated Safe Zone training at Utah Healing Center to help to expand our clinic’s ability to be inclusive and affirming of our LGBTQ+ clients.
Marcia Light, ACMHC
Marcia Light is an associate certified clinical mental health counselor (ACMHC) with a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults to help them recognize their inner power to recreate a fulfilling life story with deep meanings and positive outcomes.
She is a dedicated counselor who works with research-based therapy theories. Her approaches also include cognitive restructuring, mindful awareness, relaxation techniques, meditation, and guided imagery. The focus of her work is to empower the client for skill building and healing.
She is currently pursuing additional certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and art therapy. Marcia has experience working with trauma, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety. Marcia embraces people from all over the world as she enjoys multicultural diversity. Hablo Espanol. Falo Portugues tambem.
Muchas veces las dificultades de la vida nos traen problemas que pensamos que no podemos resolver, y por lo tanto nos sentimos solos, tristes, ansiosos, angustiados, sin esperanza y cargamos un peso muy grande sobre nuestras espaldas.
La vida algunas veces no es fácil, pero hoy en día hay muchas maneras de salir adelante con nuestras vidas, sentirnos más balanceados, más alegres y tener esperanza en el corazón. Puede ser que la terapia te ayude a aprender estrategias que den como resultado un presente con bien estar y un futuro con perspectivas más felices.
Yo he trabajado con pacientes que han pasado por dificultades y traumas que han dejado marcas negativas en sus vidas. También han sufrido violencia dentro y fuera de su ambiente familiar que ha traído miedo, confusión, depresión y ansiedad.
En algunos casos la inestabilidad de vivir en un país que no es el de nosotros nos genera muchas dificultades e inseguridades. Yo vengo trabajando en áreas de la psicología que enseña a las personas, como reencontrar su poder interior y utilizarlo de manera positiva, dando como resultado una vida más balanceada y con objetivos de bienestar.
Soy Brasileña y he vivido en Estados Unidos por 30 años. También he pasado mucho tiempo en México y viajado por Sudamérica en donde aprendí el idioma Español y conocí mucho de las culturas Hispanas. Me alegraría mucho poder ayudarte si tienes dificultades en ese momento. Puedes llamar a mi clínica Utah Healing Center y platicarme tus necesidades o alguna pregunta al respecto del tratamiento de terapia. Tratamiento es confidencial.
Terri Goldstein, ACMHC
Terri Elise Goldstein is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor, who began her career as a therapist in 2017, after a 30-year career in non-profit, human services management. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. “My desire to be a fellow traveler on a client’s therapeutic journey is seeded in my first-hand knowledge of the healing benefits of a trusting, counseling relationship.” Terri is an integrative counselor who embraces a hope-based philosophy built on four theoretical pillars: humanistic, psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral and postmodern theory, including narrative therapy. She strives to be an experienced guide for her clients as they seek to make the changes necessary to accomplish their mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Terri’s focus is on empowering her clients as they navigate the human experience, endeavoring to triumph, and coping with loss. “We all have faced traumas and adversity that shape our views, negatively influence the present day, and darken our hopes for the future. We have fears and anxiety that halt our progress and stifle our joy and inner peace.” Terri guides her clients on a journey towards self-understanding and self-acceptance, encouraging them to explore the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors which lead to the challenges in their lives. Terri works with young adults, adults and older adults, couples, and families. She expresses her view of the therapeutic relationship in the following haiku:
On a metaphorical
Journey to healing
Where one builds safety
And the other seeks to trust
Creating a bond
The first, a healer
Educated, thoughtful with
The second, a soul
In need of healing, help to
Cope with life’s trials
Which rise from nowhere
And expand to everywhere
Obscuring the view
Of now, and later
Healer and client begin
Taking a first step
On the path edged by
Scenes of light and dark, fear, faith
Pain and well-being
Crafting a vibrant, strong and
Hence, the way of a
Journey to healing
Lucy Cabrera (Se Habla Espanol)