Mental Health Therapy in Orem, Utah

Where We're Located

Our Orem Counseling Center is located near the entrance of Provo Canyon on 800 North.

We also provide couples and individual therapy for Provo, Lindon, Vinyard, Midway and Heber, Utah.

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Our Staff Is Dedicated to Improving Your Health

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Madison Zundel, MA, LMFT 

About Madison

When not working or continuing her education Madison enjoys hiking. Well, more like strolling through tall pine trees, boating, camping, cooking. She also enjoys eating food with lots of salt and butter, enjoying time with family and friends.

Education and Experience

Madison completed her Bachelor of science in family studies, and continued her education at Argosy University graduating with a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy.

She utilizes child centered play therapy allowing children to process emotions in their own emotional language and provide a safe place to practice setting limits to express emotions responsibly. Through this language of play the lines of communication between parent and child are opened. She has training from Garry Landreth the creator of child centered play therapy.

Madison practices EMDR utilizing natural neurological processing similar to (REM) sleep. EMDR can be valuable to clients who have experienced a traumatic event or a traumatic relationship. These feelings and trauma get stuck and create emotional reactivity that doesn’t fit with the present moment. She has completed EMDR basic training and is accruing hours toward EMDR Certification.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Madison Zundel enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals who are exploring who they want to be in their relationships. Her approach confronts patterns head on, fostering growth in complex relationships quickly. She has a unique ability to connect with children and teenagers at a deep emotional level which allows them to explore their emotions responsibly. She uses humor and pop culture to create an environment where they can feel understood, and learn a vocabulary for their new experiences.

Madison sees therapy as an opportunity to experience authentic relationships with people, creating a butterfly effect for a more grounded and resilient life. She believes that we experience ourselves through our relationships. She creates an environment where clients increase compassion and acceptance of self and others. Madison encourages creative problem solving, you will have new experiences you didn’t even see as possible.

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Triston Morgan, PhD, LMFT

About Triston

Dr. Triston Morgan is originally from Glide, Oregon. Dr. Morgan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Utah and is a director at the Center for Couples and Families.

Education and Experience

Triston received his Masters degree from Loma Linda University and his Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University both in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). He has focused his research, training and clinical practice on addictions and adolescent treatment and has published in peer review journals.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

In 2006, he began specializing in adolescent and family treatment in troubled teen programs in Utah. Since 2002, Dr. Morgan has been working with adolescents, families and couples.

Dr. Morgan has trained and developed clinicians for the past several years. He has taught MFT Masters and Doctoral students at Northcentral University and Brigham Young University.

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Phil Scoville, MS, LMFT

About Phil

Phil Scoville is the Clinical Director at the Center for Couples and Families. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Utah. He is originally from Delta, Utah. Phil grew up with high awareness of health issues; his father was a Chiropractor.

Phil enjoys the outdoors (camping and rock climbing) and sports (football, basketball, water polo and swimming). He enjoys spending time with his wife and six children.

Education and Experience

Phil is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his Masters degree from Loma Linda University in Marriage and Family Therapy.

He worked on Post-Master’s specialized training for anxiety disorders at Brigham Young University.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Phil worked in community health clinics, residential treatment, and wilderness programs beginning in 2004. He has a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, and couples.

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Rachel Brown, LAMFT

About Rachel

Rachel is originally from upstate New York, and has spent the past 10+ years in Utah.

Outside of the therapy room, Rachel is a mother to 3 kids, plus 1 dog, 2 cats, and a fish. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, crocheting, visiting new restaurants with her family, and baking.

Education and Experience

Rachel is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Rachel believes in working collaboratively with clients as they pursue deeper connections, resolve conflict, and find healing, self-compassion, and growth. She utilizes Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in her work with individuals, couples, and families.

Rachel is particularly interested in working with women’s issues, faith transitions, LGBTQIA+ wellness, body image issues and intuitive eating, and depression and anxiety.


Brock Sumner, PhD, LMFT

About Brock

Brock is a Hoosier and grew up in Fort Wayne Indiana. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and camping in the Wasatch and beyond.

Education and Experience

Brock Sumner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Brock earned a B.S. from Ball State University in 2014 majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counseling and Sociology.

After working and gaining insight into the power of his knowledge he knew he wanted to specialize in creating stronger relationships for couples and families. He earned his MA from Gonzaga University in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2016. He completed his doctoral studies at Brigham Young University Studying Marriage and Family Therapy.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

While studying at BYU he discovered his passion for researching what makes a satisfying relationship for couples and is currently analyzing the role that recreation plays in couples lives. Clinically, Brock has worked with couples and families in community mental health care, in-home, and outpatient settings.

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Lisa Hansen, PhD, LMFT

About Lisa

Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen works with individuals, couples, and families. She and her husband, Bill, are the parents of seven children and a few extras.

She sees clients in our Spanish Fork, Utah office. Additionally, Lisa is a clinical director for Flourish Therapy.

Education and Experience

Lisa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. from BYU in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Lisa gives educational speeches about relationships, depression, anxiety and community/family support for marginalized youth.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

If you are in search of couples or family therapy, Lisa is here to help. She studied couple and family distress, including issues of trust, power and emotion in relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, and best outcomes for families and individuals. Looking for a LGBTQ positive therapist? Lisa welcomes clients of all sexual orientations.

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Sam Major, MS, LMFT

About Sam

Sam Major was born and raised in Orem, Utah. Before becoming a therapist, he worked as a life coach at an in-patient treatment center for at-risk boys and an HR supervisor for a staffing agency.

Education and Experience

Sam is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. He later earned his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Sam has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah since 2018, specializing in treating clients struggling with pornography addiction, behavioral disorders with adolescent males, depression, anxiety, marital conflict, spiritual identity, and other common concerns that bring people to therapy.

Sam's research interests include marital effects on and treatment approaches for problematic pornography use, and critically analyzing the philosophical assumptions and implications of modern approaches in psychology and psychotherapy. Sam enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families.

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Dr. Tim Lowe, Ph.D, LMFT, SUDC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

About Tim

Tim Lowe originally hails from Colorado. He lived in Israel for 6 months studying Hebrew, religious studies and the Arab-Israeli culture. He enjoys the outdoor (camping, rappelling, survival skills, and Mountain climbing).

His family has a rather strange tradition: when his children graduated from high school, he and his wife take them skydiving. He enjoys spending time with his wife, five children and growing number of grandchildren.

Education and Experience

Tim received a Master’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family Life Education and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University.  He also received his PhD in psychology from Brigham Young University.

Tim is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Substance Used Disorder Counselor in the state of Utah. He is an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor as well as a licensed Arbinger Presenter.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

He has worked with adolescents and young adults and their parents as wilderness therapist for 15 years and in residential treatment for 13 years. Tim enjoys working with individualscouples, and families as well as teenagers.

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RaeAnn H. Teichert, MS, LAMFT

About RaeAnn

RaeAnn Teichert is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is originally from Washington state. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, cross-stitching, playing board games, and watching movies with her husband.

Education and Experience

RaeAnn H. Teichert received her bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University – Idaho and her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

During the latter, she was involved in research regarding the relationship between technology, intimate partner violence, and Stockholm Syndrome. She presented on Solution Focused Brief Therapy at a conference in Montreal, Canada.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

RaeAnn is passionate about working with children, adolescent, and adult individual therapy clients. She also enjoys working with couples and families and relationship issues.

Additionally, RaeAnn has received training in EMDR and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.


Paige Gifford, MA, LAMFT

About Paige

Paige Gifford grew up in sunny San Diego, California. She moved to Utah for college seven years ago and has since then learned to tolerate Utah's snowy winters.

Paige enjoys playing pickleball in summer and trying her best to not fall down the mountain while skiing during the winter. She also enjoys expressing herself through dance and art.

Education and Experience

Paige is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah. She received her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Family Life and her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah Valley University.

Paige has experience in various capacities including her work as a mentor at a residential treatment center for teens, a healthy sexuality research assistant, and as an assistant at a memory care and assisted living facility.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Paige is particularly interested in working with couples, young adults, adolescents, and their families. She is also interested in working with those who struggle to manage anxiety and depression.


Laura Davies, LAMFT

About Laura

Laura Davies is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. Some of her hobbies include exploring new places, gardening, and mostly failing to learn Hungarian.

She also enjoys arranging and performing violin music, rock climbing, and starting way more books than she will ever finish!

Education and Experience

Laura received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with an emphasis in Human Development from Brigham Young University and has remained in Utah ever since.

She is currently receiving her Master’s Degree from Capella University and is an intern Marriage and Family Therapist.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

In therapy with Laura, you will learn that she passionately believes in relationships and realizing potential. She believes in finding beauty in your uniqueness and imperfection, and that change is the only constant in life.

Looking for couples or family therapy? Laura will work with you and your loved ones to reinvigorate your relationships and create deeper connections. She also enjoys working with parents and families struggling with their children.

Laura is a great fit for you and your teens. She has experience working with adolescents and their families, many of whom suffered from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. If you are interested in receiving help for faith issues, she is also deeply invested in helping others navigate faith transitions and crises.


Brian Johnson, MMFT, LMFT

About Brian

Brian Johnson is from Lindon, Utah. Brian enjoys many different hobbies as a way of learning about himself and the world around him, and to connect with his family and friends (and clients). These hobbies include singing, piano, triathlons, architecture and design, and many others.

Education and Experience

Brian is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in family studies from BYU and his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Dixie State University with an emphasis in working with children.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Life gave Brian an honorary degree in family studies as well! As a young child his aunt and uncle passed away in an accident, giving Brian a painfully real experience with family conflict, grief, mental health, and trauma, but also healing.

After more than 20 years his family continues to embrace the joy and purpose of navigating such a tragic event. This has led Brian to have a passion for working with families of young children, couples, grief, trauma, and relational issues.


Josh Otani , MFTI

About Josh

Josh was born and raised in San Jose, California and moved to Utah in 2016. In his free time, Josh enjoys playing volleyball, baking, and playing board games with his family and friends.

Education and Experience

Josh earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Life from Brigham Young
University. He is currently receiving his master’s degree at Utah State University and is an intern Marriage and Family Therapist.

In his undergraduate, Josh worked extensively with adolescents and teens with general mood disorders in a mental health setting. He was also a research assistant where he presented at the Mary Lou Fulton conference and received training to be a sexual mindfulness instructor. Now in his master’s program, he is working as a teaching assistant for courses related to addictions, abuse, and trauma. He is carrying out a thesis project related to couple communication dynamics and problematic pornography use.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

As a systemic thinker, Josh is particularly interested in working with individuals, couples, and families. Josh believes that everyone possesses the key to their own success, and much of the healing and growth that takes place in therapy occurs through gradual awareness and understanding of their situation.

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Jessica Westover, MA, LMFT

About Jessica

Jessica Westover grew up in Modesto, CA. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, listening to music, cooking, trying new foods, and being outside.

Education and Experience

She received both her bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, she did research on newlywed couple adjustment, empathy in therapy, and bipolar disorder treatment with family therapy.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Jessica loves working with couples and individuals, and teaching them skills that empower them to improve their lives. She is passionate about helping people change for the better. She believes that gaining insight from past experiences and healing from trauma can be an important step in moving forward.

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Ryan Anstead, MMFT, LAMFT

About Ryan

Ryan Anstead grew up in American Fork, Utah. He is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Utah.

Ryan is an avid traveler, vinyl collector, Jazz fan, and Girl Dad!

Education and Experience

Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah Valley University. He also earned a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) from Utah Tech University (formerly Dixie State). 

Ryan also has additional training in Child and Family Play therapy. 

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Ryan believes that individual and relational healing can be found through lasting connection. Relationships, both within oneself and with others, are at the forefront of Ryan's approach to therapy. Likewise, Ryan believes that the therapist's role is to be curious, compassionate, and collaborative as the therapeutic journey unfolds.

He works with clients of all ages, including couples and families. Ryan especially enjoys working with family relationships whether they be marital, parent-child, siblings, etc. 

Ryan has also assisted those struggling with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship stress, trauma, along with other difficulties. 


Emily Helms MFTI

About Emily

Emily is most recently from D.C. As the daughter of an Army Chaplain, Emily has from a young age been involved in the healing journeys of those facing the premature death or suicide of a loved one.

Education and Experience

Emily received her Bachelor's in Cultural Anthropology from Brigham Young University. During her Bachelors, she performed embedded research on the relationship between mental health and culture as well as how empathy can be used to bridge cultural barriers. Emily is currently a Master's student at National University studying Marriage and Family Therapy.

Therapeutic Approach

Emily believes that all people are capable of change and meaningful connection. By reshaping our perspectives and behaviors we open new doors for personal growth and improved relationships. Emily works with individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Specifically, she works with depression, anxiety, marital issues, teenagers, chronic illness disability and grief counseling. She considers it a privilege to be a part of people's personal journeys!

In her free time, Emily loves playing video games, biking and film photography. She also loves taking long hammock naps with her husband.

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McKenna Nordin MFTI

About McKenna

McKenna grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but is now comfortable calling Utah home. She loves being a “Boy Mom” to her two sons, playing games with her family, cooking, making jewelry, listening to podcasts, and making friends in grocery store check-out lines. She is a true “foodie” and aspires to travel the world.

Education and Experience

McKenna earned her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho in Marriage and Family Studies. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University. McKenna worked for nearly a decade as a psychiatric technician at an intensive residential and inpatient treatment center for women with eating disorders where she also gained substantial experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, identity issues, relational problems, and other trauma-related challenges.

Therapeutic Approach

McKenna is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families. She believes in a teamwork approach to help clients emotionally heal, discover meaning in their lives, develop positive coping skills, form and maintain healthy relationships, learn how to communicate effectively, problem-solve, and work toward their greater potential as individuals, couples, and families.

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Sam Bennett, MFTI

About Sam

Sam Bennett is originally from Boise, Idaho. Outside of the therapy room, Sam enjoys getting in the mountains, longboarding, running around with his family and dog, cooking, and reading comics.

Education and Experience

Sam is currently a Therapist Intern, working to complete his master's degree at Utah Valley University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Sam received his bachelor's degree from Utah Valley University in Family Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Sam has experience working in both community and private clinics, as well as addiction recovery facilities.

Therapeutic Philosophy and Approach

Sam enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families as they work through a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety and marital issues. Sam especially loves helping people increase self-compassion and acceptance and enhance connection and communication in relationships. Sam has been trained in the Building Lasting Connections program, which is designed to facilitate better connections and communication with couples, especially premarital couples.

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