I love how a child or teen can teach you something very profound one minute and make you laugh out loud the next. One of the most gratifying things for me is joining with parents to help their child and family. I’m also passionate about helping children with severe difficulties or who have experienced trauma or serious losses. No problem is too big or too small in my book.
I’ll admit that I am a lifelong chocoholic. This prompted me to create a snack room in our office for our clients which I secretly (and not so secretly) raid more often than I will admit. When not with my family or working, I enjoy creative pursuits like watercolor painting, wheel-thrown pottery, and playing the piano.
Children bring the world to life and show us how to enjoy the simple things. I love to learn from children and teens and to help them uncover their hidden gifts and strengths. I love to support children and teens in their emotional growth. My passion includes working with grieving children, traumatized children, and children with special healthcare needs. Really, I’m a child at heart and enjoy being in my outdoor playground. It makes my spirit soar! I enjoy hiking, biking, and anything that gets me outside experiencing the world around me.
When not at work, or outdoors, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Susan Cutler Egbert
My favorite word is hope! Overcoming past hurts and present worries is challenging, but worth the effort. I am sincerely invested in strengthening kids and families by sharing in their healing journeys of building trusting relationships and cultivating effective coping skills.
Some of the things I love most in life are road trips with my big family; time alone to think, read, and exercise; taking my puppy to dog school; and watching movies with happy endings.
I am honored by the opportunity to work with children and their families on their journey to healing and hope. Children truly are amazing, I delight in seeing the world through their eyes and the enchantment they find in the world around them.
My large family not only keeps me busy, but also very grounded and humble. I have a love of learning and enjoy being able to learn new skills. In my free time I can be found reading, gardening, sewing, crocheting, and spending time with the ones I love.
I love having the opportunity to work with children and adolescents. As young people are beginning to develop their identities, and work towards autonomy and independence, the transition can, at times, be challenging. I work to provide a safe space to explore and understand the struggles of each of my clients. This may include school challenges, behavioral concerns, or relationship problems. Working closely with parents, we can come together to determine ways to improve behaviors, manage big feelings, develop better communication skills, and feel more connected and happy.
Away from work, I enjoy sports, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
I find great joy and fulfillment in working with children and teenagers. I believe in the strength and resilience of children and teens. I have found that with the right information, guidance, and support they can heal, improve behaviors, and reach their maximum potential. I have a special interest in working with those who have experienced trauma, chronic illness, and grief and loss.
I am the mother of four children and so when I am not at work I stay busy taking care of them. I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. I also enjoy sewing and knitting and have more projects dreamed up than I will ever have time to complete.
I love the idea that play is the language of children. Play is how children learn about themselves and the world. I learn each time I work with a teen and observe the process of self-discovery and healing. I am humbled by the opportunity to provide a safe, therapeutic space for children and teens to process and connect with their life experiences. It is wonderful to partner with families as they discover their strength, skills, connection, compassion, resilience, and playfulness, even in the hardest moments.
When I am not at work, my play is being with my family outdoors, traveling, cooking, and exercising.
I have always been drawn to working with children and youth. I am passionate about helping them see their inner strengths, build on their resilience, and overcome painful moments in their lives no matter how big or small. I believe there is a lot of healing power in laughter, so I enjoy creating a safe and fun space to help clients navigate the difficult experiences they have had. I am humbled by parents and their child(ren) who allow me into their vulnerable spaces to find hope and healing.
In my spare time, I enjoy any activity that involves my family, which usually involves doing something outdoors. I also enjoy reading, cooking, baking, beating my husband in any game we play, and trying to keep up with our daughter.
I’ve always known that my career would center around helping children and families. I love being a therapist and feel grateful that families trust me to help them navigate through life. I have a special place in my heart for children in foster care or adopted from foster care. I’m passionate about helping children and families build loving relationships with healthy attachments.
When not at work, I love to travel, practice yoga, and spend time planting flowers in my garden. My husband and I spend a lot of time outside with Jo, our lovable black lab.
I believe children and teens have a unique way of viewing the world that sometimes becomes lost to us as adults. I am passionate about helping children explore their strengths and personal identity while finding healing from the hard things they may have experienced. Hearing the stories and learning about families and individuals is a privilege that I truly value. I believe all families are unique and deserve care that builds upon their already existing positive qualities.
When not at work, I’m usually spending time with my own family, hiking in the mountains, or trying a new restaurant. Wherever I am, I always try to find the things that make me laugh and remind me of the beauty all around us.
Young people bring so much light into our world! I choose to work with kids and teens because of their incredible capacity to heal beyond all types of hardships and adversities. I am in constant awe of their perspective and insight into their experiences —and their ability to laugh even when life is hard. My number one goal is to foster a safe, kind, and nurturing therapeutic space for my clients and their families.
I was born and raised in India. With my education and broad experience in working with people from multiple cultures, I strive to be a multiculturally-competent therapist by offering help to people from all races, genders, and sexual orientations. My goal is to provide warmth and compassion with skills training using a strength-based approach to promote resilience. I value the use of empirically-supported treatment to maximize the likelihood of positive outcomes for specific difficulties.
When I am not doing therapy, you can find me playing with my 4-year-old golden retriever. In my quieter moments, I enjoy cooking and recreating some of my favorite Indian dishes.
I am passionate about helping people live balanced, happy, and fulfilling lives. Children are curious by nature, as well as honest and creative. I enjoy getting to know children, adolescents, and their families, and helping them identify their strengths. My hope is to help them build on those strengths in a way that sets a new path and trajectory for their future. Children and adolescents are resilient and adaptive and I am honored to walk alongside them during their journey towards healing.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cheering at my kids’ soccer games, going on long walks, traveling, and catching up with friends.
Neuropsychological / Psychological Team
Jen Gale, PsyD
I am dedicated to helping caregivers figure out what might be going on with their child, so that they can get the appropriate services and support to help their child thrive. As a pediatric neuropsychologist, I have seen just about everything—from developmental, medical, psychiatric, learning, and neurological difficulties. My goal is not only to sort out the puzzle of what is happening for the child through a comprehensive assessment, but to also provide parents with specific recommendations and suggestions about what to do with information they receive.
Outside of the office, I enjoy parenting my spirited toddler and escaping into the Utah wilderness, especially snowboarding in the backcountry in the wintertime.
Max Gale, PsyD
During my 15 years of experience, I’ve learned that the strengths of a child or family are the catalyst for resolving problems. I use this approach when evaluating teens and adults with complex psychiatric problems or with serious life struggles. A thorough assessment also helps parents, caseworkers, and judges sort out complicated factors in order to make informed decisions.
I am rejuvenated by spending time with my family and enjoying wilderness activities such as backcountry snowboarding and camping. The best of all worlds for me is when I get to combine those two loves and spend time in nature with my family.
Sari Soutor, PhD
My specialty training is in neuropsychological, psychological, learning disability, and autism spectrum disorder assessments. Although I am nearing a decade of providing clinical service to children and their families, I am continually fascinated by the complexities of the brain, the human psyche, and how individuals relate to one another.
It’s all my parents’ fault that I settled far away from Minnesota where I grew up. Very early in my life, I learned that “West is best” through our annual family camping trips. Somehow, I have retained only good memories of a family of seven in a tent trailer. I visited 23 states on those trips and another 26 on my own, which brings me to a comical total of 49.