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Meet Our Therapists & Team

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Jennifer Morrill

Clinical Psychologist, PhD
Owner and Founder

Dr. Morrill earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of California Riverside, then moved to Utah where she earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from BYU and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah. Dr. Morrill has worked in the mental health field since 1999 and as a licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2006. Her work settings have afforded her a variety of clinical and assessment experiences, and have included Primary Children’s Medical Center, the University of Utah Counseling Center and Disability Resource Center, Salt Lake Community College Skills Center, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Utah State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Provo Canyon School. Dr. Morrill currently works full-time with the Psychology Department at the Utah State Hospital in Provo.

At Utah Psychological Associates, she works primarily with adolescent patients, and with presenting problems including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, attachment disorders, pain management, and illness and disability issues. She also performs psychological evaluations for a variety of purposes.

Dr. Morrill was born and raised in Southern California, but often spent summers and holidays in Utah with extended family. As an adult she moved to Utah to attend graduate school and, while she could live without the snow, is proud to call Utah home. She believes her career path has largely been shaped by her own experiences of living with a chronic illness and disability since she was a toddler. In her free time Dr. Morrill enjoys reading, crafting, watching college and NBA basketball, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Patty Weaver

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Works with clients ages 10 and up.  She believes that people are capable of creating the life that they want, and that they have resiliency and abilities to discover.  Patty counsels people with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance misuse, and relationship concerns.  She uses a variety of modalities including ACT, CBT, DBT, TF-CBT and Social Skills in order to tailor a client-centered plan of treatment. She also does family and couples counseling.  Patty has 12 years of experience working with teens and young adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings as well as substance abuse specific treatment.  She received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah, and her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University. 

Patty has 4 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 husband. She currently works full time at the Utah State Hospital in Provo.  Patty uses her spare time to play softball and volleyball because she is a big believer in self-care. 

 
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Brooklyn Cook

Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC)

ACMHC and National Certified Counselor (NCC) committed to helping clients feel their best at any phase of life. She received her Masters from the University of West Georgia in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health and Professional School Counseling and received her Bachelors in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Brooklyn has experience working with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults and has had extensive training in suicide prevention/intervention, depression, anxiety, trauma, thinking disorders, eating disorders/body image, and self-esteem.

Brooklyn works from a humanistic and relational perspective, where she emphasizes viewing the client holistically within their cultural and relational context and focuses on healing through an eclectic and person-centered format. She also favors cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness strategies.

Starting therapy can be a big step, but Brooklyn believes that therapy is for everyone and that finding the right therapist is crucial to the process. She hopes to offer an empathetic nonjudgmental place for clients and to build a therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe, heard, and valued.

 

Brooklyn was raised in Carrollton, Georgia but has lived and worked in Utah on and off for several years. Since getting married, Brooklyn and her husband have settled in Utah and have been enjoying the wonderful outdoors this state has to offer. She has a rescue dog, two guinea pigs, a betta fish, and too many plants. Brooklyn enjoys hiking, painting, crocheting, and reading in her spare time.

 
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Richard Ellsworth

Clinical Psychologist, PhD

I believe psychotherapy is the art of helping others to find inner peace and reach personal goals. Sadness, anxiety, anger and other non-peaceful feelings often result from trauma or difficult life events. How to deal with these feelings? It's very helpful to talk it over with, and get guidance from, someone who has insight and understanding — and psychotherapy skills. This is what I consider to be my mission, to guide you toward resolving difficult situations and to improve your personal and relationship satisfaction — and, to increase self-esteem, inner peace, confidence, and happiness.

I utilize therapeutic hypnosis and other processes to facilitate relaxation, enhance self-esteem, and -- especially -- to help you process and overcome painful deep-down injuries, tragedies, abuse and misunderstandings that create ongoing emotional pain and block your ability to achieve happiness and life goals.

Specific topics we can address include: fears, sex, assault, spirituality and faith, guilt, PTSD, suicide, LGBTQ concerns, military experiences, parenting, school and occupational pressures. I've been a therapist and professor for many years -- and I'm also a reader, a swimmer, a musician, and a grandfather. Together, we can figure it out and get you peace.

 
 
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Shaun Fesler

Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CMHC

Shaun is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) who has experience working with adults who grapple with different issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse, among others. The great news is there is hope. Change is possible and expected because life has not only given us challenges but it has also given us the ability to overcome those challenges. Shaun uses a mindfulness, humanistic, and relational approach to therapy believing that our relationships have a profound effect into who we are today. Shaun’s first goal in any therapeutic relationship is safety. He believes that if the client feels safe then trust can be created, and then growth can be fostered.

 

Outside of his professional career, Shaun enjoys music and especially live music. He loves baseball, watching college football, and above all spending time with family.

 
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Timothy Buck

Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CMHC
MSc, LCMHC

Tim has frequently stated, "I never dread coming to work", as he loves being a therapist.  To see those facing seeming insurmountable situations learn how to effectively contend with said situations is one of his greatest joys. 

Tim is NOT your run-of-the-mill therapist.  You'll notice this right off. Aside from his eclectic "snappy" dress and "atypical verbiage", he takes the time to find out who YOU are, your particular situation, and help to create plans on what and how to do things to improve said situation.

 

Tim's specialty (though he is happy to meet with anyone of any age) is the younger crowd (ages 12-24).  This is often the most challenging period in a person's life.  Tim is adept at finding the crux of young people's resistances, work through those resistances and help those who are traveling through the confusing path toward adulthood to hopefully travel the path of self-actualization.

Tim enjoys spending time with his family, travel, creating many kinds of art, historical reenactment and cosplay, as well as urban exploration.

 
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Casey Mangnall

Evaluations, PsyD

Dr. Mangnall's journey to becoming a psychologist was a bit unorthodox. In college, she was an English major and subsequently did ecological research for several years. However, she found the work unfulfilling and decided to try something different. In 2013, she began working for a wilderness therapy company in Utah and quickly fell in love. Feeling that she had found her niche, she enrolled in graduate school at the University of Denver where she focused on psychological assessment and behavioral therapies, primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Utah State Hospital where she completed rotations in forensic psychology and neuropsychology.

 

Dr. Mangnall enjoys doing a wide variety of psychological assessments, including learning disorders, ADHD, forensic evaluations, neuropsychological, and psychodiagnostic. She has experience working with individuals of all ages and a variety of diagnoses. She combines her clinical training in psychological assessment and therapeutic assessment in order to tailor each evaluation to the specific needs and concerns of each client. 

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Kevin Kirschenmann

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

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Angie Woodward

Receptionist

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