Meet the Dedicated Team at Meadowbrook Counseling

At Meadowbrook Counseling, every member of our team, from therapists to administrative staff, is dedicated to supporting you on your journey to wellness. We are not just professionals but also compassionate allies who are committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment where healing and transformation can flourish. Our expert therapists specialize in various evidence-based modalities, ensuring personalized care tailored to your unique needs and goals. Join us, and experience the Meadowbrook difference - where empathy, expertise, and empowerment converge for holistic mental wellness.

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Meet Amanda RobinetteCSW-I

Amanda, presently an intern pursuing her Master's degree at the University of Utah, earned her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Utah State University, along with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Her involvement in the Marriage and Family Therapy Student Association during her undergraduate studies underscores her commitment to the field.

Throughout her academic journey, Amanda dedicated her time to volunteering with CAPSA, a non-profit organization aiding survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Hailing from Davis County, Utah, she has a profound passion for travel, a deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and a penchant for collecting antique books.

Meet Cara RobinsonACMHC, Neurofeedback, EMDR

As a counselor herself and a single mother raising two teenagers, both of whom identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, she understands the complexities of life firsthand. Notably, one of her children is also on the Autism Spectrum. Through her own life experiences, she has encountered numerous challenges that, with the guidance of a skilled therapist, she has successfully overcome. Drawing upon her personal wisdom, in combination with her formal training, she is dedicated to assisting individuals facing a wide range of difficulties, including those who have encountered domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault, and addiction. She firmly believes that everyone possesses a unique story that deserves to be heard, as the act of sharing these narratives can mark the beginning of the healing journey.

In her therapeutic practice, she champions the power of therapy to transform lives. Her approach centers on shifting from a place of difficulty and seemingly endless struggles to one that is strength-based, value-driven, and ultimately filled with joy. Employing a values-based methodology, she guides her clients in discovering what holds the greatest importance in their lives.

Through this exploration, her clients gain the tools to realign their actions, emotions, and thoughts with their most cherished values. She offers her expertise to individuals grappling with issues related to anxiety and/or depression, as well as those contending with personality challenges, bipolar disorder, and trauma-related symptoms.

As a versatile counselor, she is adept at working with diverse populations. Her training equips her to assist children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her experience extends to working with individuals involved in legal issues, providing support to families, couples, and children navigating the complexities of fractured marital relationships. She excels in enhancing communication between teenagers and their parents, particularly in improving family dynamics. She holds a deep appreciation for working with individuals on the autism spectrum and those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

She underscores the sacred nature of the therapeutic relationship, emphasizing that it is a space free from judgment. Clients can confide in her without fear, sharing thoughts and experiences that they may hesitate to reveal to others. The foundation of this relationship is built on trust, where individuals can openly express themselves. She is here to listen to their stories, uncover their strengths, and explore their values within the sacred confines of this relationship. Once this journey unfolds, clients often find themselves amazed by the wondrous and joyful possibilities that life holds.

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Meet Sydney HendricksonCSW-I

Sydney Hendrickson is a Social Work Master's level intern currently in her final year of studies at the University of Utah. With an unwavering passion for ensuring that individuals feel heard and validated, her primary objective is to empower her clients, assisting them in taking meaningful steps towards realizing the life they aspire to lead. Her clientele spans across children, teenagers, and adults, and she brings with her valuable experience in addressing issues related to anxiety disorders, depression, and OCD.

In her practice, she derives immense satisfaction from employing a tailored approach that draws from a combination of CBT, DBT, and ACT methodologies. She recognizes the importance of customizing her therapeutic techniques to align with the unique needs of each individual client. She eagerly anticipates the opportunity to collaborate with you on your journey towards personal growth and healing.

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Meet Carina ZarateCSW, TF-CBT

Se habla Español.

Welcome! Carina received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work from Utah State University. Her professional background is rooted in child welfare and school social work. Over the years, she has collaborated with clients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, grief, and those navigating divorce. Additionally, Carina has supported foster care children and culturally diverse families. Her expertise covers a range of age groups, including young children, teenagers, and young adults.

Carina's therapeutic approach is distinctive and customized to the individual needs of each client. She integrates evidence-based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and experiential therapy practices. If clients express the need or desire, she can also incorporate faith-based Christian counseling practices. At the core of her methodology is a strengths-based approach, aiding clients in recognizing their innate strengths and empowering them to harness these abilities.

Outside of her professional life, Carina cherishes spending time with her husband and family. She has a passion for group fitness classes, playing pickleball, scrapbooking, and cozying up on the couch for a good movie. Her love for travel and the great outdoors is evident, and after a long day, there's nothing like a trip to Maverick for her favorite drink, a diet coke!

Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be transformative, and Carina would be honored to walk alongside you, offering a safe and nurturing environment. For scheduling or further inquiries, please contact Meadowbrook.

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Meet Shauna WolfertsCSW, EMDR, Neurofeedback

She believes that individuals possess an incredible ability to heal and build resilience from painful challenges and trauma. However, many times, individuals are uncertain about the starting point of their healing journey, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, and even a paralyzing sense of hopelessness. Unaddressed trauma can cloud daily experiences, depriving individuals of the joy and contentment they seek in life. She sees therapy as a beacon, offering direction and knowledge, enabling individuals to discover and harness their innate healing and resilience.

In partnership with her clients, she emphasizes forming a therapeutic bond rooted in a client-centric, strengths-based approach. She aims to compassionately equip her clients with evidence-backed tools and strategies, drawing from CBT, TF-CBT, ACT, and Motivational Interviewing, facilitating their journey towards the healing and life they aspire to.

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Meet Salina KauvakaCSW-I

Salina is currently in her second year of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Utah. Over the years, she has assisted individuals grappling with anxiety, depression, and trauma. She brings with her experience of working with children and those involved in the criminal justice system. Salina endeavors to engage clients right where they are, leveraging a client-centered approach. Her goal is to cultivate a safe environment where clients feel acknowledged and supported as they navigate their life's journey. She eagerly anticipates the opportunity to meet and assist you.

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Meet April GrayLAMFT, EMDR, Neurofeedback

The most rewarding aspect of being a therapist is witnessing the positive emotional and physical transformations her clients undergo through therapy. She views herself as a guide, assisting individuals as they tackle life's challenges. While everyone encounters obstacles and difficulties, each person's experience is unique. The way individuals process emotions, and their beliefs about themselves and the surrounding world, are as distinct as fingerprints. She is keen to learn about these emotional fingerprints, both positive and negative, to better assist her clients in moving away from the detrimental patterns and towards a journey of self-healing.

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Meet Brian LewisACMHC, EMDR, AFCC Trained, Reunification

Brian’s broad experience includes working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 1992. He has a Solution Focused approach to Behavioral Health. He has spent a great deal of time in the abuse industry.

He specializes in the following areas:

Narcissistic Behavior, Sex Therapy, Divorce, Trauma based approached to healing including Betrayal trauma and Adoption issues. With a strength based approach to Life Transitions, Stress includes professional and educational careers. He approaches healing and recovery in a collaborative effort to find what works best for you and is a LGBTQ+ affirming counselor. Brian is currently only taking adult clients.

Brian holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Utah. He is a provider as a Licensed Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Brian enjoys traveling, college sports, golf and spending time with his family.