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 David SturgeonACMHC

Meet David, a valued addition to our counseling team, bringing decades of experience in human services. Originally serving as a protestant minister in South Carolina, David has a deep understanding of couples' issues, grief, and various life struggles. Transitioning into clinical practice, he pursued and obtained his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University, marking a successful shift in his career.

David's expertise extends to couples counseling, with Gottman 1 certification under his belt. Additionally, he works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and other challenges. His theoretical approach leans towards cognitive behavioral therapy, yet he remains flexible, integrating other methodologies tailored to each client's unique needs. David is adept at employing positive psychology, dialectical behavioral therapy, and person-centered strategies.

Beyond his professional endeavors, David finds solace in nature. Whether it's traversing the mountains or exploring the desert on his mountain bike or hiking, he cherishes the outdoors. Married to his wife La'ai for three decades, David is a devoted family man, accompanied by their three young adult children in their relocation to the Salt Lake area.

David warmly extends an invitation to embark on the therapeutic journey of self-discovery. His mission is to assist you in finding the peace, joy, love, and fulfillment your heart desires. Schedule an appointment with David today and take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow.

Meet Heidi PaceACMHC, EMDR

Heidi Pace has been providing mental health therapy for 3 years in both California and Utah. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Marriage and Family Studies and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at National Louis University.  She is currently an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (A.C.M.H.C.), working toward her hours for full licensure, to be completed soon. Heidi has completed trainings in the following areas: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Art Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and is the process pursuing trained in EMDR. She is consistently staying up to date on the most recent research and attending training and is passionate about learning and growing. During her time in the field she has gained a significant amount of experience working with various populations, including children, teens, women, LGBTQ population, couples, and those with domestic violence backgrounds. Heidi has worked in a residential treatment center, a death and bereavement center for young children and their families, large therapy organizations, and private practices as well.  Additionally, Heidi specializes in working with complex trauma, PTSD, BPD, and personality disorders, specifially with women and LGBTQ populations. She is passionate about incorporating art therapy, movement therapy, and somatic therapy into the therapeutic process. She deeply believes effective therapy includes a holistic approach. Heidi believes that healing takes place within the therapeutic relationship.  "Once the relationship is secure and safe, the client can begin to open up and heal." In her spare time, Heidi enjoys being outdoors, hiking, running, listening to music, hiking, woodwork, traveling, reading and creating art.
Meet Natalie LottCSW, EMDR

Every experience, individual, and journey is indeed unique. Through her clinical experience, she has come to deeply understand this and strives to tailor her therapeutic approach to each client. She specializes in treating conditions like anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. She brings prior experience from her time at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute as well as the Utah Juvenile Defense Attorney's office.

In her practice, she utilizes research-based methodologies including CBT, ACT, and DBT. By adopting an integrated approach, she aims to customize each session according to her client's specific needs and objectives. She is currently in the process of obtaining certification in EMDR.

She is presently offering therapy services as a Master's level student, with an anticipation of graduating this upcoming May.
Meet Crystina NguyenCSW-I, EMDR

Crystina is a dedicated therapist who meets her clients where they are, guiding them on their healing journey. She is committed to establishing a safe environment where individuals feel seen, heard, and validated. For Crystina, creating a nonjudgmental and accepting space is a top priority. She deeply believes in the fundamental human principle of supporting and accepting one another during life's challenging moments.

Currently, she is in her specialist year at the University of Utah's Master of Social Work program. Crystina brings prior experience in working with marginalized groups, including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ communities, and individuals with disabilities. Over the past two years, her focus has been on trauma, substance use, and mental health. In her therapeutic approach, she employs various modalities, with particular preferences for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Crystina welcomes any questions and looks forward to meeting prospective clients.

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Meet Kevin MadsenLCSW, EMDR, Supervisor

Kevin believes that for healing to occur, it's essential for individuals to be heard, understood, and acknowledged. Life's myriad events often bring along suffering that can hinder daily existence. His primary objective is to delve deep into the root cause of current challenges, fostering enduring transformation and enabling individuals to enjoy the well-being they inherently deserve. Adopting an integrative, compassionate, and accepting methodology, he meets people where they are. He employs a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, including experiential, emotion-focused, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and person-centered approaches, all aimed at facilitating healing. Collaboratively, Kevin works with his clients to forge meaning and promote genuine living.

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Meet Ivy PhoenixLCMHC

Ivy believes in a client's capacity for change and is honored to accompany them on their journey. She has a keen interest in assisting clients who grapple with career-related stress. Considering that careers occupy a significant portion of our lives, she values career counseling as it aids clients in exploring new job opportunities, education, or managing the stress associated with their current roles. Moreover, she has hands-on experience helping clients who show symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance use.

Ivy's therapeutic approach is characterized by collaboration, emphasizing the importance of adapting to best meet the needs of her clients. While her foundational methodology is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she seamlessly integrates techniques from humanistic psychology, multicultural counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, motivational interviewing, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. She welcomes any inquiries one might have about embarking on a therapeutic journey.

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Meet Morgan OgdenACMHC, EMDR, Neurofeedback

Life is incredibly complex, and as life becomes more complex, humans become even more complicated. Morgan believes that inner peace and happiness in life arise when individuals are able to face reality and see it as it really is. Sometimes past experiences and expectations muddy our sense of identity and prevent us from seeing who we truly are. The quicker we are able to clear this fog, the sooner we are able to develop the inner peace that comes from living authentically. Morgan holds an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rocky Mountain University with an Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Utah Valley University. He has multiple years of experience working in residential treatment with co-occurring disorders (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD to name a few). His primary passion involves working with trauma for teens and adults, using modalities such as EMDR, Neurofeedback, and Narrative Therapy. He also utilizes  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Person-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

He would like to mention that he fully loves what he does! However, your time together will be fully centered on you. Morgan believes the most influential and insightful knowledge will come from within you as you meet together. He is excited and dedicated to serve you as a humble guide and resource for every step of the way! He would love to be a part of your journey at Meadowbrook.

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Meet Alyssa YorkCSW, EMDR, Neurofeedback

Alyssa York believes that every individual possesses a distinct voice that deserves to be recognized. Her aim as a therapist is to support you on your path of self-discovery, personal development, and recovery. She employs a strengths-based approach, emphasizing the cultivation of existing capabilities. With her, clients find a haven of empathy, validation, and a judgment-free atmosphere.

She takes pleasure in assisting individuals of all age groups, with a particular fondness for working with children. Embracing an eclectic array of techniques and theories, she recognizes the individuality in each person's voice, story, challenges, and healing journey. Committed to meeting you where you currently stand, she values collaboration in the therapeutic process. Alyssa would consider it a privilege to be part of your journey toward personal growth and recuperation.

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