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 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.

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Sara Webb, APRN

Sara Webb, APRN has five 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.

 

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.

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Rachel Evans, LCSW

Rachel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah. Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Certificate in Criminology and minors in History and Military Science from the University of Utah while on an ROTC scholarship. After graduating with her Bachelor’s, Rachel commissioned as an officer in the United States Army where she was primarily stationed at Fort Drum in upstate New York. Rachel deployed with 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was promoted to Captain while deployed.  After returning from deployment Rachel chose to pursue her Master’s degree as a civilian and resigned her commission. Rachel has almost six years of experience in the mental health field. While in graduate school she worked at a maximum security juvenile prison with an all-male population and then went on to work with combat Veterans at an outpatient clinic. Rachel focused her studies on trauma, military sexual trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specializing working with Veterans, military personnel and their families. She has worked in various areas of the social work field including inpatient hospital, emergency department as crisis for a hospital, and outpatient work with combat Veterans and their families.  Rachel enjoys working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, adults with sexual trauma, adolescents, and/or relationship conflict and is certified in the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

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.

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Mary Coombs, CSW

Mary is a Certified Social Worker and mental health professional of twelve years. She received a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work through the University of Utah. She has also received training from the California Academy of Science. As part of her service in the mental health field and through her education, Mary has developed a wide variety of skills and interests including: Expressive Art Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Movement Therapy, Play Therapy, Existential and Humanist-based techniques, and Crisis Intervention. She enjoys working with individuals with developmental delays, those suffering from eating disorders and addictions, disrupted attachment, trauma, issues of resettlement and immigration, and questions of identity. Her philosophies of practice include focusing on evidence-based approaches with an emphasis in acceptance, mindfulness, and reducing shame. Overall she seeks to create a therapeutic space wherein each individual is able to feel safe and comfortable in working towards their personal goals. She continues to seek a diverse case load and strives to respond effectively and thoughtfully to individuals with various types of social and emotional concerns.

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KayLee Taylor, CSW

Clinical Manager

KayLee, a Certified Social Worker, received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah. KayLee received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Social Work from Weber State University. KayLee has worked in the medical field for 10 years, including in the emergency room. She has five years of experience in the criminal justice field. KayLee also has five years of experience in the mental health field. In her undergraduate, she interned working with children with chronic mental illness in an intensive outpatient setting. In her master’s program, KayLee focused her studies on post-traumatic stress disorder. As a master’s level intern, she organized and assisted with a Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Equine therapy group. KayLee volunteered as a CASA in the 2nd district court. She volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness and help reduce the stigma of mental illness and suicide. KayLee is a LGBTQQIP2SAA supportive provider. KayLee loves working with a variety of clients, as individuals have the incredible ability to heal.

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Hannah Wilde, CSW

Hannah received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. Hannah has gained experience working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. Hannah began working at a residential treatment facility for youth. Since then, Hannah acquired additional experience while working with refugees during their resettlement processes as well as through her partnerships with individuals, couples, and families in outpatient therapy offices. Hannah strives to utilize evidence-based models to assure quality care. Hannah especially enjoys working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, grief or loss, trauma, and/or relationship/family conflict.

Chris Adams, CSW

Certified Yoga Therapist

Jeanie Bowen

Office Manager

Aaron Wilson

Billing/Accounting Manager

Marissa Cox

Billing Assistant