Cinda Morgan, LCSW
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.
Kathy Searle, LCSW
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.
Jodi Bean, CMHC
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.
Juliana Powell, LCSW
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.
Gina Roper, LCSW
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.
Chelsey Winegar, LCSW
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.
Elle Bateman, LCSW
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.
Bacall Hincks, LCSW
I am committed to helping children and teens and parents—the entire family. I believe when parents are part of the process of helping their children, long-term positive changes occur. I value relationships and the growth that can be obtained through building safe spaces to develop relationships. Through my work with kinship care, I have gained a knowledge of attachment and how it is an integral part of working with children and families. I believe it is important to take a trauma-informed, attachment-focused approach in all the work I do.
When outside of work, I love to travel and spend time with my family. Our family loves to camp and spend time outdoors, but I also enjoy just spending time at home. I find the balance in being outside and enjoying friends and family provides peace and support.
Missy Johnson, PhD
My passion lies in working with children and adolescents in a variety of capacities. I love helping children discover new things about themselves and what they can offer the world. I feel very passionate about helping individuals who have experienced challenges learn how to cope and move forward in productive and healthy ways. I also love to join in the excitement with which children see in the world.
Outside of work I am a passionate traveler, particularly international travel. I love to explore new countries and experience new cultures. I have a deep love for New York City and particularly Broadway and can talk about musicals all day long. I am a lover of pop culture, nature, exploring, friends, family, food, and trying to live every day to the fullest.
Jaynie Palmer, Masters of Social Work Intern
From a young age I knew that my career would include working with children and youth. I am very passionate about helping them work through the difficult times in their lives and helping them believe that they are important, strong, and worthy of love. Children and youth are so resilient, and I love seeing them achieve milestones and realizing they can overcome their struggles. I am honored to be trusted to help individuals and families navigate the healing process.
Some of the things I enjoy most in life include spending time with my family, specifically my nephews, playing with my dogs, traveling, trying new foods, baking, and watching sports.
Kirandeep Kaur, Ph.D.
I was born and raised in India. With my education and broad training experience in working with people from multiple cultures, I strives to be a multiculturally-competent therapist by offering help to people from all races, genders, and sexual orientations. In my session, I bring an effective blend of 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 her 4-year-old golden retriever. In my quieter moments, I enjoy cooking and recreating some of my favorite Indian dishes.
Sarah Frederickson, CSW
Since my childhood, I have been drawn to helping others in need. I have dedicated my adult life to assisting children and families with a variety of concerns, including many different kinds of trauma. I feel privileged to witness such vulnerability in therapy while children, teens, and parents work to find healing.
When not at work, I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, or reading.
Sally Morris, Masters of Social Work Intern
I’ve always known that my life would be centered around working with children, youth, and their families. There are so many reasons why this is the best job ever, but my favorite is helping children and youth reach their full potential and helping them feel happier and better about themselves. I see myself as a guide, helping children and youth through their challenges, emotional burdens, and misconceptions to a place where they feel empowered and full of hope. I consider it an honor to be part of their journey.
When away from work, I love being with my family, going on adventures, snuggling up with a good book and my cat, playing games (where I might be just a little too competitive), and attempting my newest hobby of quilting.
Mandy Siegworth, Masters of Counseling Intern
I am dedicated to creating an open and trusting environment in which clients feel encouraged and supported to reflect on their personal experiences, process their emotions, and push themselves outside of their comfort zone. I also believe in the healing power of laughter and play. My goals are to help children and teens discover their potential and to assist families with developing more harmonious and fulfilling lives together.
My hobbies include Pilates, cooking new recipes, traveling, hiking, and taking photos with film cameras older than myself.
Haylee Frech, Masters of Social Work Intern
Working with youth and families has always been a priority for me. My goal is to create an environment where children, teens, and parents feel safe and accepted for who they are. I feel passionate about working with those who have generational trauma and want to help parents and youth understand the impact this can have on them. I take a team approach with parents, school personnel, and others when working with children and teens because it helps them feel supported and not blamed when we are all working together.
I love cooking, eating, and playing games with family. I also enjoy going to concerts, reading, and spending time with my partner and my cat, Phil.
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.